Friday, June 13, 2008
I just bought a new purse - shown above with one of my cats, the 20+ pound Moonshadow. It was super-easy to move the contents from my prior purse to this one, because I've minimized what I carry, and because I use containers to organize things in my purse.
You can sort of see the containers when I open the zipper.
But here are my purse contents laid out so you can really see them.
1. Two mesh sacs carrying medical/first-aid types of things: bandages, Advil, eyeglass cleaner, lip balm, allergy meds, etc.
2. One plastic bag with three Luna bars - a Luna bar being my staple meal-on-the-run for those every-three-hour meals that pop up at inconvenient times.
3. One small plastic bag with fabric samples in my colors - because if I stumble on something while I'm out and about, I want to check and make sure it's a match.
4. A Levenger pocket briefcase, for taking notes.
5. My wallet
6. A comb
7. My camera - that's the case for it; the camera was in my hands!
8. A small external hard drive, one of my computer back-ups.
9. A printout of the next two months of my calendar (maintained in iCal on my Mac).
10. A business card holder with cards of wonderful people I often recommend.
Not shown in this picture are the pens and Kleenex carried in an internal pocket, and the business card holder with my own cards carried in an external side pocket. Oh, and my cell phone - sometimes in the other external side pocket, right now in the car where I was recharging it.
While simple containers (mesh sacs and plastic bags) work for me, here are two other products others have recommended for organizing your purse:
1. The purseket purse organizer.
2. The Butler Bag with its built-in compartments, highly recommended by organizer Monica Ricci.