Well as my previous post promised, I am sharing everything that I carry in my purse and of course find to be necessary. I explained in How To Manage and Organize Your Purse that keeping my smaller items in pouches has really worked for me. I’m going to share what kind of smaller items I keep in those pouches and you’ll see that I kind of grouped them into the pouches based on their purpose, which makes it a lot easier to know exactly where they are.
Let’s start off with the other items I carry in my purse. I have my Erin Condren Life Planner, of course! I love having a huge bag for this reason as well, I can actually fit my planner. If you have an EC Life Planner, you know it’s a pretty decent size which definitely requires that extra space.
Then I have my wallet, which holds the usual: some cash, credit and debit cards. Right next to it in my bag, I keep my check book. I rarely use it, but I like to carry it with me because I never know when it could come in handy. Plan for the unplanned, right? I also carry this tiny pouch that has all my gift cards. I got quite a few for Christmas and I didn’t want to carry them in my wallet because it looked too bulky and I had to force the zipper to close it all the way. It’s a cute little pouch that one of my clients gave me, it’s from Peru! And it’s the perfect size for my gift cards!
Next, I have my glasses case, which I need for obvious reasons.
Then I have my pencil pouch that was featured in my post My Planner Organizing Essentials. It’s the gold and aqua colored pouch with the golden zipper. Anyways, this is the pouch where I keep my flair pens in and some other black pens and cute mechanical pencils. I need these cool and special pens to brighten up my planner when I’m jotting away!
I also carry a black pouch with white polka dots and a pink zipper lining. In this pouch, I keep my feminine products. I like to be prepared at all times because well life happens! This pouch I got for Christmas from my future mother-in-law, it was part of a set.
Then in my last bag, which is super cute and by far my favorite, I carry lotion, chap sticks, lip balm, body spray, cute tissues, and hand sanitizer. It’s a pink pouch with golden hearts and this one I got from Forever 21. This pouch’s items would be classified as my touch-up items, you know the kind I use to freshen up throughout the day.
Now to the actual purse’s compartments…
In my purse’s zipper bag, I carry my meds! I’m debating whether I should keep them in there or put them in a separate pouch. So far, the purse’s zipper compartment is working out alright, so I’ll probably leave them in there. I have my emergency asthma inhaler, my Allegra allergy pills, some Tylenol and Advil pills just in case, and some ginger tablets because I get an upset stomach pretty easily.
Then in the purse’s other compartment, I just keep my travel size phone charger and my car keys for quick and easy access. I also stick my phone in this pocket whenever it’s not in my back jean pocket.
It might not seem like a lot, or maybe it does, I don’t know… but this is what I keep in my purse with me at all times. Here is the overall look of how everything looks inside my purse!
Hope you enjoyed and let me know what essential items you keep in your purse!