Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Purse Organization

 Having a messy, disorganized purse can cost you time and money. I really can't stand my purse being messy. I like everything having its own place. With that in mind....I thought maybe you would enjoy seeing a little of my purse organization!

Here is a quick look into my bag...

The outside:


And now I will break down what is actually in there! In one of the side pockets of my bag I have my latest scent in a body spray and lotion. I also have some chapstick and a roll-on peppermint essential oil container (great for headaches and muscle aches while on the go)...

In the other side pocket of my bag I have a pen, lip gloss and some chewing gum...

The main part of my bag holds one of my wallets. This one was a gift from a friend for my birthday a few years back (it's from Donna Sharp)...

On the inside of this I keep some basic essentials, a little cash, my phone, my driver's license and some chapstick. (This way when I go to workout at the gym in the morning, I don't have to take my whole purse. I just take this wallet in my gym bag and have all my needed items!)...

 This little compact wallet is from Day-Timer...

In this I keep my checkbook, insurance cards, debit card and the like...

I keep a separate little pouch for change...

Pictured below is my "just in case" bag. It has (more) chapstick, hand lotion, post its, ibuprofen, and band-aids in it ~ *just in case* I may need it...

This is my sunglasses/glasses case. I like hard cases for eye classes (as they keep them so much safer from being damaged). I wear contacts so sometimes I take my glasses with me in case my contacts would mess up/fall out. I also will keep my sunglasses in here from time to time...

This is a (very old) Vera Bradley bag that I have had forever (I truly can't remember when I got it!). It holds feminine products. I always keep them with me...even if it's not the time of my cycle. That way, when someone else has forgotten these necessities (which has happened to friends of mine before), I am always prepared...

And finally...the last item in my bag is my coupon holder. It was a purchase from Etsy a couple years ago, I believe. I am not an avid coupon-er (as many items I buy don't seem to have coupons) but for the few I do have, I like them to be in an organized place!

And there you have it!

Questions...? Comments...? I would love to hear them! :)


  1. Lots of stuff in that purse and I bet it weighs a lot too!....LOL
    I love your new blog.


  2. Could we see a picture of your bag from the outside? I admire the way you are so organized, but I don't know if I could carry a bag that's big enough to hold all of your things! :) I need to carry a shoulder bag rather than a handbag and what with my osteoarthritis, that limits the weight I can carry.
    By the way, this is the first time I've visited your blog and I really like it.

  3. I will be happy to take a picture of my purse to post later on today! :) I do have many things....*but* honestly, my bag is truly not heavy at all! :) Even if you only have a few things in your purse, it's best to keep them organized so you know where everything is (and don't have to dig around in the bottom of your bag!)

  4. Katy you inspire me SO much!!! Love your new blog and hope you rub off on me with all this... I need it! For my purse I always carry a big bag. -- I just like having all my stuff with me! It really stresses me out though when I can't find my phone or keys ... reading this makes me wanna go reorganize! Lea

  5. Hi Katy!

    Thank you for sharing an inside snapshot of your coupon organizer. Organizing coupons by the expiration month is GENIUS! I too find that not many coupons fit my shopping needs. But I have been in need of a "better" organizing system for the few I do clip ... I think your monthly expiration dividers will be perfect for me!
    Thank you - I am loving your organizing tips.

  6. Mine isn't as convenient as yours, but I do keep my purse Very Clean and Supplied... bandaids, cough drops, tissues, emery board, tiny sewing kit and small retractable measuring tape (I can use that to measure clothing at a thrift store instead of having to try everything on), my wallet with a little cash, cards, etc, checkbook, comb, hand sanitizer, hand lotion, lip balm, extra meds in case I get stuck away from home, small planner, keys, a couple of pens... I just love having it all cleaned out and nice!