I have heard that you can tell a lot about a person by the contents of their purse, the kind of purse they carry, and how organized or messy it is. I wonder what people would say about me?
I took a “purse” quiz online today. You can take it (here) if you are interested in knowing what your purse says about you.
This is what it said about me…
I used to carry a messy purse… for the longest time. I figured out that the problem wasn’t necessarily me, it was the purse I was carrying. I couldn’t keep it organized because it was not a well made purse for organization. (Here) is a post I did last year on organizing my purse. It was a mess before. It never looks like that now. Well, after trying tons of different purses, I finally found the perfect one. Its a Vera Bradley purse. The pattern is “folkloric” made in the “mandy” style. It fits my stuff perfectly. It is a “organizers” kind of purse for sure.
*One good tip to fit things better in your purse is to “stand” them vertically instead of laying them horizontally. Things fit much nicer.
I found this day timer from Office Max. I use my Erin Condren at home, but I needed a portable planner for my purse (to take to work) and this one fit perfect. Love it and use it all the time! Im a planner freak. I can share more about my day timer and how I organize & use it if you are all interested. Just let me know?
Gotta have my Amazon Kindle with me at all times. I never know when Im gonna have to “wait” on something or someone. So its a good time filler.
This wallet matches my VB purse. Its the “turn key” wallet. Its the perfect wallet for an “organized” person like me. I have tried a lot of wallets and this one works best.
It has two separate openings, one for your cards. I do not have credit cards in here (thank you Dave Ramsey. Only bank cards, library cards, club cards, etc…
… and a zipper opening, which I use for my two check books (they fit perfectly). I also keep all of my insurance cards and AAA card inside here. No more digging to find them.
My cash envelope system is below. More on that soon!
Here is a good view of the inside compartments. Just awesome for organizing. I don’t ever have to dig to find anything with this purse.
I keep my collection of chap sticks in my origins bag. I have a “thing” for chap stick.
Must haves that I keep in my purse:
Aveda hand relief (the best lotion ever & it lasts forever)
Hand sanitizer (BBW)
Papermate flair pens (not snown)
Starbucks coffee lid stick to keep my coffee from spilling in my car (not shown)
Gotta have a calculator to stay on budget at the grocery store! (From walmart)
I saw this idea on you tube. I punched a hole in all my store cards and put them on a ring (from walmart). The BEST idea ever!! I dont keep them on my key chain. They stay in a pocket in my purse. Easy to get to.
My headphones stay put in this small Clinique pouch so they dont get tangled.
Thats my purse! I hope you got some good ideas. I would LOVE to see whats in your purse too. I love getting ideas from others. I am hosting a “Whats in my purse” link party today. How fun! Won’t you join me?
What’s in your purse?
Link up and share the contents of your purse with us. Organized or not, we don’t care. You can link up your blog pictures or a you tube video (url) to share. Or if you don’t have a blog, you can link up your pictures with ABFOL on facebook (here).
Grab a button & share the link party with others.