Purse Organization

December 17, 2010
This is a scary site to see!  A womans purse after holiday shopping.  I will admit, this is one of my weaknesses (keeping a clean and organized purse).  It seems impossible.  Whenever I go to the store, Im always rushing out to get somewhere else. So I stuff the receipt in there and hopefully get to it later (sometimes). 
Today, I cleaned out and organized my Louie. 

The Before shot. (Wow thats messy!) Please tell me Im not the only one who has a purse this messy?
I emptied it onto the table. And separated everything into piles.
No, these are not credit cards. Im being good. We are on the Dave Ramsey Plan.
This is my debit card.
Then I got my Pouchee (purchase here) … that a friend gave to me for helping her with some photography pointers.  Thanks Sandy!
The pouchee is so nice because I like to switch my purses all the time. I just have to worry about taking it out and not everything else (unless Im on a shopping spree and have receipts everywhere!)
Since I got my pouchee, I don’t even use a wallet anymore.
So nice and neat!
I got a good coupon organizer from The Container Store.
All nice and organized now.  
One more before shot.
Now thats a transformation!

10 comments on “Purse Organization

  1. Donnie says:

    You did a great job. I keep my wallet in my pocket and very rarely carry a purse. Which is why I never have a camera for blog pictures…lol..I stuff the receipts in the bag and then try to find them at home. Some times I have buyers remorse. I had a sign I made on the computer that I hung by the door that said “Simplify-Don’t Buy” that helped us get totally out of debt. Of course we really downsized too but it enabled Don to retire at 55 which was good with his health.

  2. Show Me Mama says:

    wow, you did a great job organizing your purse. I know I have been there and believe me all you want to do after leaving a store is putting everything in your purse and walk away. But you have done nice job. Thanks for sharing. I am your new follower. You can follow me back at http://showmemama.com. Make sure you leave a comment so I know you visited.

    Have a great weekend

  3. con-tain-it says:

    Oh my! I’ve had one of these purse organizers for years and got it at a Totes outlet in NH…that was over 15 years ago and I’m still using when I’m not using my very favorite Vera Bradley purses…love the pockets in them for organization 😉 Another tip that I’ve done for years for receipts (guess being a Controller has something to do wit it 😉 is that I keep an envelope every month for ALL my receipts. It sits on the counter near my coupon caddy and every time I go out I put the receipts in the envelope when I get home. Then once a month when I balance my bank statements (yes I do…I use quickbooks and on-line banking) I print the reconcilation report and put the envelope with my receipts with my balance bank statements in a drawer till the end of the year. At that point it goes into storage for 7 years. THINK about it…you always look things up in the month that you bought them…SO in lieu of looking at a bunch of different credit card statements for those receipts…put them in one monthly envelope. Hope this helps! Fondly, Roberta

  4. Toni says:

    Thanks ladies! Roberta, that is a very helpful tip. I will be using it. 🙂

  5. Sandy Jenney says:

    Thanks Toni,
    I’m glad your happy with the pouchee. I am loving the photoshop tips you gave me.

  6. CAS says:

    I do try to keep my purse organized & I like to change them often. I’m totally going to order a Pouchee. I’ve used the pursekit, but not too crazy about that little gizmo. I think the pouchee could work so much better. I’m a new follower.

  7. YAY! This post made me giddy! I have the same coupon organizer! 🙂

  8. Dawn says:

    no, sadly, my bag looks like that too! along with some toys and cracker crumbs 🙂 thanks for the inspiration….adding cleaning up my purse to my list for this week!

  9. I love the organizer. My mom told me to do the same thing with my purse….

    Go Dave Ramsey!

  10. Meg85242 says:

    I saw this post and the purse organizer and got SO excited that I went to Amazon.com and purchased it right away. Since returning to school I live out of a backpack during the week and hated having to transfer things back and forth on the weekend or in the evening. I can’t wait to get this as I start my new semester next tuesday. Looking forward to a more organized life!!!

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