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{Decluttering} Handbags

#25 Handbags

This month I will be discussing Wardrobe Organisation, each week will be a different area we are going to clean, declutter and organise.  This week…handbags!!

Decluttering your handbag collection maybe heart breaking, but please consider the following:

  1. Have you used it in the past 6 months?
  2. Does it still function well?
  3. Can you see a purpose for it in the near future?

Did you answer No to any of the above? It maybe time to declutter your collection, use this space for other items in your wardrobe. 

  • Give to the kids for dress ups
  • Give to a friend
  • If in working order, give to charity

Can you declultter at least one handbag? 

Tomorrow’s topic is organising your handbags. 

 More information about the Decluttering 52 things in 52 weeks challenge HERE

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  • The good thing about having teenage girls is that we all share our handbags. Good thing we have similar taste! I would love to hear about ways to store them.ReplyCancel

    • Julie

      I am not a handbag girl – my 15yo daughter is and each bag is accessorised to outfits or the particular social niche for that occasion – i just don’t get. My only bag fetish is one with a photodesign (Audrey Hepburn I think) sporting the most elegant jewelry a purple coat and a red hat (I love the picture actually) and i keep it for very special occasions when we go out to a restaurant or without the kids (well, never or hardly ever)
      Anyway the storage solution we devised for her bags were 3M hooks inside her wardrobe side walls and doors. To get the correct spacing of each hook start with the biggest bag at the bottom and allow an inch above so it doesn’t drag each time you open the door on any shoes etc you may have in the bottom of the wardrobe. And then progress up with the flattest/smallest at coathanger level. 3M type hooks have the advantage of being moveable when you change your bag collection! The trick now is getting her to use the hooks or the wardrobe at all!!ReplyCancel

    • I’m looking forward to my girls getting older and sharing things!!
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  • Anne Faughlin

    so glad you “get” that it might be heartbreaking – but something i really need to do – one handbag it isReplyCancel

  • My thing is shoes. I have one handbag, one simple black clutch and my Japan-souvenir clutch in gorgeous fabric.ReplyCancel

  • Joolzmac

    Am I wierd? I only have 3 handbags! Two are leather that I won’t part with (and I alternate using them) and the third is my current large, vinyl 9leather look) bag which holds lots of useful stuff. I regularly clean it out and re-stock bandaids, hand cream, mints, tissues, wet wipes, note book, pens etc.ReplyCancel

  • I can’t wait for tomorrow’s post. Would love to see how I can finally organise my collection of handbags. ReplyCancel

  • I have to confess, i still have all of the handbags I’ve bought in the last 20 years! I am attached to them all and they are all dusty up on top of my wardrobe. You’re right. I should retire them and let them move on to greener pastures.

    Sob. ReplyCancel

  • Ooh. i just thought of something. Can I BUY a new one? To replace the others, you see. My current bag is old, it’s got to be time? Tell me I can and I’ll tell Joel it’s your fault and that i’m now following this amazing organisation website {he’ll LOVE that part,at least}. :D ReplyCancel

  • Sm Shep

    Oh my goodness. I just joined your facebook page tonight and thought to have a browse around here. I have a HUGE plastic storage box FULL of handbags. Not looking forward to this task at all :( I have way to many favourites. even a sausage dog leather handbag. (oops thats a leather bag thats made to look like a sausage dog, ears and all)ReplyCancel

    • LOL, I can only imagine what that handbag looks like. Do you use it? Perhaps your kids or the local kindy would love to use it for dress ups??ReplyCancel

  • Alicia

    I have about 50 handbags and I love them each. Weird most of the time I carry around an enviro bag instead of handbag. That way I keep them like new! Totally cuckoo. Will see if I can part with 1 bag. I will also commit to using my collection rather than keeping it locked away. I will totally need to do this task gently. Hardest task you have posted for me so faReplyCancel

    • It’s a challenge for you Alicia. Start looking through and part with the ones you have used the least….it’s a start.ReplyCancel

  • Kaz

    Thanks for my 7 coathangers that got emptied once I had culled 5 bags. I have 3 occasion bags that I’ll never get rid of (wedding type ones) that are store in a basket on the top shelf of my wardrobe, and the other five are looped over a four-skirt hanger at the moment. No point coming up with any permanent solution as we are moving in a month and I’m not sure how big my wardrobe will be yet. I am tempted by the 3M hook idea though. I used that in our last place for my beads and scarves.ReplyCancel

    • 3M’s are great I use them for everything. Good luck with your move!ReplyCancel

  • Sue

    I’ve got one of these handbag hangers. I don’t have any room in my wardrobe, so I hang it on a over the door hook I got from Red Dot. The hanger is great, can get a lot in a vertical space.! http://bragbags.com.au/catalog/at_home-37-1.htmlReplyCancel

  • Adalita Marks

    I’m going to do a cull once I get the wardrobe finished. You have given me some great ideas. ReplyCancel

  • Nicola

    I have one nice expensive handbag that is perfect condition on the outside but the lining is completely torn on the inside, so i don’t use it. I want to get it fixed, anyone know how to go about this…?ReplyCancel

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