Knowing how to organize your purse is a real game-changer. See, I like big purses, like, a lot. But unfortunately, sometimes I feel like they do not like me back. Ouch, rejection always hurts ! They always get cluttered, sometimes I feel like they are filling themselves with trash even when I’m not using them ! In order to counter this auto-cluttering-purse syndrome, I came up with a few tips that will help you organize, sort and declutter your purse !
1. Use Pouches
This is the most important tip I can give to you today ! Believe me when I say that using pouches has been a revelation for my purse’s organization. I don’t even know how I didn’t think about that sooner. The trick is to use several pouches and give each of them a fonction. Like you could have an emergency pouch where you put all the “medical” stuff like bandaids, or a hand sanitizer, a makeup pouch in case you need to touch up your makeup throughout the day, a smaller pouch to put your small accessories like a couple of bobby pins, hair ties and things like that (I put those in one of my purse’s interior pocket). That way, instead of having all of those things strolling though your bag all day, each of them has a place where you can easily find them and use them.
These pouches are just making my life easier, and are the number 1 reason why I am able to keep my purse organised for good. Here are a couple of pouches that I like from Amazon, because you know, this is where I get everything from !
2. Clean Once a Week
If you want to keep your purse clean and organized, your going to have to clean it regularly. By cleaning it, I do not mean washing it of course, I mean sorting things out, taking anything that is not supposed to be there out of your purse. I don’t know about you, but I know that I always have things that I put in my bag because I didn’t know where else to put them, like purchase receipts, (used) tissues, or the leaves that my 5 years old niece found on the ground and gave me because “it is so pretty”. All of those things have to be put somewhere else, your purse is not a trash bag and if you do not regularly sort what’s in your purse, you will soon end up with tons of things that you don’t need cluttering your purse.
3. Use Your Interior Pockets
If your purse has one or several interior pockets (I’m assuming it has), you need to organize them, too. mine has three small pockets; I am using one to put my phone, for my cigarettes (don’t smoke), and one for my small items like bobby pins and hair ties, like I said sooner. Depending on how your purse was made, organize your pockets in the most convenient way for you. As you can see, I’m using my pocket to put the things I’m using the most, because that’s the place where they are the most easily accessible for me.
4. Have a Convenient Wallet
Some wallet are more convenient than others; it took a while for me to find which one works best for me ! The perfect one for me must have at least two pockets, lots of card slots, and a place for my checkbook. I also wanted something that isn’t closed with a zipper, it just takes too much time for my lazy ass to open and close it each time. I used to have that kind of wallet and I ended up putting my coins and cards in one of my interior pockets eventually, where they would of course disappear into the depth of my messy purse. Find out what works for you, which wallet fills your needs best, and it will be much easier for you to keep your stuff organized !
What tips would you give if someone asked you how to keep your purse organised?
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