I think purse organization is an often overlooked, but really important part of staying organized. You probably use your purse daily, so shouldn’t it be neat and easy to find what you need?
First, I like to find purses with several pockets. That helps keep things more organized right away. I think I got this one on clearance at target. It has the tiny outer pocket, one main section and one section on each side of that.
The tiny outer pocket holds a pair of nail clippers, because I tend to get annoying hangnails all the time. The next pocket holds chapstick and my keys. I don’t want a lot in the pocket, because I want to be able to easily find my keys and not have to dig around for them.
The main compartment holds my wallet, my business card holder, a zippered pouch, an Envirosax bag, and a nail file. The key to keeping this section organized is the zippered pouch where I keep all the odds and ends. That way I don’t have lots of little things floating around. It has some glass cleaning wipes, some hand wipes, hair ties, band aids, etc. I love the business card holder so that my business cards are super easy to access and I also put appointment reminder cards in there. I love keeping the fold out bag in my purse, because it has come in handy on so many occassions. I keep a whole set of 5 in my car for when I’m grocery shopping.
The back compartment holds my laminated index card with the scripture I’m working on memorizing, a little mirror, and one of those $2 photo books from Target.
I use the photo booklet to organize coupons and store loyalty cards that aren’t on my keychain. I actually don’t place the coupons inside the pockets. I simply place the booklet upside down inside my purse, and then I place each coupon in between two pages, so basically the booklet just asks as a separator. That way I can pull out the coupon or card that I need without having to take the whole booklet out of my purse. I’ve tried lots of different ways of organizing my coupons, and this has been by far my favorite way!
How about you? How do you keep your purse organized?
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