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{Inspirational} Handbag storage ideas

Handbag storage ideas This week we have decluttered, cleaned & organised your handbag collection.  Today I am sharing more inspirational ideas to get your handbags organised.  Do you have a fantastically organised collection of handbags?  If you would like to share, please email your photo and i’ll add to this post.  {image credit} {image credit} […]

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{Giveaway} Handbag Organiser

This giveaway is now closed.  Congratulations to Janice Nugent. As you all enjoyed the organisers I reviewed today (post about:  cleaning your handbag), the lovely Jenny from Brag Bags has offered to giveaway an organiser and purse to one lucky winner!!! I love having my Handbag Organiser in my handbag.  It is keeping all my […]

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  • J Mott

    Hmmm, I think the large pleated shoulder bag looks pretty damn nice :)ReplyCancel

  • Barbara Nelson

    Black Eliza shoulder bagReplyCancel

  • Annsculley

    the handbag organisers are my favourite product from brag bags :)ReplyCancel

  • Janjudd

    I love The Grey Satin Bag Organiser..Need to be Organised..Love so many..Many Thanks..JanReplyCancel

  • Hannah

    My favourite product would be BabyToGo Baby Bag Organiser, and i also liked the idea of the Car.go Handbag Hook! Lots of great products!ReplyCancel

  • The self-standing organisers are so fantastic because I can take a minute to do things like change over handbags and that it can survive standing on its own is wonderful. I love that the giveaway is for an emerald organiser because colour is wonderful – green is the colour of love and new beginnings – perfect.ReplyCancel

  • Jayde

    Loving the Leather Cowgirl!!ReplyCancel

  • As a new Mum the Mum and Me organiser looks like a bit of a life saver! ;)ReplyCancel

  • Mercy Deveraux

    I love the pleated cross body satchel!ReplyCancel

  • Joyous166

    Love the front button latte shoulder bag
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  • Stacey Mcmillan

    Wow their website is great. I love the BabyToGo baby bag organiser. Have a friend having a baby soon it would be great for her!!ReplyCancel

  • Cindy

    Oh dear, how do i pick just one?? If I had to though it would be the Eliza in velvet.ReplyCancel

  • Rachel

    definately the bag organiser! so need one of these to organise my handbag!!ReplyCancel

  • Ohhh I adore the Linen Satchel. It’s gorgeous. ReplyCancel

  • Louise

    I think the Car-go hook looks very handy!
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  • Mel

    I love the Handbag Organiser Corporate Standard. I also think I will be buying the Car.go Handbag Hook.ReplyCancel

  • Leisa Nowlan

    Honestly my favourite product Would have to be the Handbag Organiser Zip Satin 2 piece set. As a woman, mother, teacher, 30 something, friend… (the list goes on)… I have a need for various bags. This product would allow me to go from Mum of 3 children 3 and under, to teacher at work, to friend at the movies or shopping etc without little hassle and without the fear of forgetting something. Perfect product for women, who like me have many roles to play, this product too would feature in those roles.ReplyCancel

  • Flossyshere

    definately the handbag organiser, I could so use this in my handbags, thank youReplyCancel

  • Michelle K

    I like the black Handbag Organiser Zip Satin 2 Piece Set. I think this would be fabulous!ReplyCancel

  • Judy

    I’m loving the Mum & Me Organiser 2 piece set… my handbag is way out of control, I need organisation!!!ReplyCancel

  • Raelenegraham

    Love the large slouchy top stitch!ReplyCancel

  • Marita

    the bag organiser for sure! what a great idea!!! im forever losing everything in my handbag ReplyCancel

  • Clare Crapella

    So hard to just pick 1!! But I’ll choose the Handbag organiser Drawstring in Red as nothing like a bit of colour to brighten the day AND being organised at the same time – LOVE IT! Thanks Katrina for another great giveaway!! ReplyCancel

  • Braaksma

    Oh this is hard…too many nice ones. I think I like this one, I have always loved green or blue handbags… http://bragbags.com.au/products/Bucket_Tote_in_Brights-198-35.html I love those organisers!ReplyCancel

  • vkmason

    Brag Bags are clever,
    that’s for sure.
    I just love the Silk Bag Hanger,
    to keep my bags tidy and off the floor!ReplyCancel

  • My favourite product is the Silk Bag Hanger, I have so many bags (for some shoes are a thing, for me it’s bags- mostly op shop bags ‘cos of money constraints) and I don’t have anywhere to put them. I’m always needing to switch bags and I’m often forgetting things like my chapstick or a pen- I really hope I can win one of the organisers- they look perfect for my needs. :-)ReplyCancel

  • Rebecca

    The BabyToGo Baby Bag Organiser looks great!ReplyCancel

  • I can’t decide between the triple rose necklace or the messenger bag that actually has a skirt at the bottom!ReplyCancel

  • Emma Rhoades

    I love, love, love the Purple, handbag organiser silk, 2 piece set!!! It’s so gorgeous!!! ReplyCancel

  • Paula

    I like the Front Pleat with Buttons Red – Shoulder Bag… The organiser will fit well into the purse… so if I win I’ll have to buy the bag to suit!
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  • wroe-family

    Oh my goodness hwere have yo been hiding…..this is exactly what I have been looking for.
    I can’t decide which color I would like they are all so pretty. I can imagine myself with any of the them. This website is going on my birthday/christmas list.
    Love this…..love love love it.

    Lyn :o)

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  • What have you done……I want one sooo bad now!! I really like the Handbag Organiser Zip Satin 2 Piece Set my husband is going to kill me!! :S I love this that make life easier and nice and tidy, but I’m sure he wouldn’t complain when I don’t have to spend 5 mins looking ofr the keys in my handbang anymore, he did make a joke today saying there were crocodiles and snakes in there!! hahahaha Mr 3 thought he was serious!
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  • Broken_angel

    i like all handbag i cnfuzd 2 hw can i chos 1 ReplyCancel

  • Debbie-lee

    so hard to choose but I think the silk bag hanger, pretty enough to hang on the wall in your room and have your bags neat and tidy. I have mine hidden in a box under my bed and sometimes forget what I have ReplyCancel

  • Jonicariedel

    Just been browing and there are so many things I wan’t!!!!! But love the shoulder bag that grows with you when you go shopping!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Meegan

    Just checked out the Brag Bag website. LOVE the “Leather Working Day Black with Bonus Button Cover” Very nice!!!ReplyCancel

  • Louisa

    I actually like the emerald organiser, will fit my handbag perfectly. I’m sick of forever sifting through a million and one things… this looks like just the ticket :)ReplyCancel

  • Dorette

    I love the look of the Travel Organiser 2 piece set. I fly to South Africa alone with my 2 little ones to visit family about once a year. Without my husband’s extra pair of hands it’s usually a daunting trip and I do it calmly, bravely and just pretend I’m “supermum”. The trips always turn out fine, but my stress is always around all those tickets, passports, the money & credit cards and needing to get it out so many times on each trip. All this while keeping 2 little ones under controll & carrying everything else the 3 of us will need on the plane!ReplyCancel

  • Katharynjay

    I need to have a bit of a winge here…. I don’t like that I need to pick one product. Not fair. :-) Seriously though, I love Eliza in red velvet, it’s gorgeous! My other option is this one “Handbag Organiser Corporate 2 Piece Set” mostly because it comes in black & red! I love that the organisers aren’t stiff & plastic & likely to give off scratchy, plasticy vibes! Thanks for sharing such a fantastic product! ReplyCancel

  • Sarah Robertson

    The standard organiser bag and purse in emerald is definately the one that appeals the most…..being a mum of a 3 month old gorgeous little lady, I definately need a decent bag that will hold all my many necessities and then some in, an organised fashion and if I can have all that in a bag of my most favourite colour (emerald green…YAY!) then I would be one very happy organised housewife :-)ReplyCancel

  • I LOVE the babyToGo baby bag! I am forever moving items from one bag to another if I go out on my own, because I dont want to carry a nappy bag when i leave my baby home (with Dad). One of these would make life SO much easier. Brilliant idea :)
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  • Tamara

    What one don’t i like! Well if you’re going to make me pick one it would be the mum and me organiser. I love my handbags but since I have had my two beautiful bubs i find i only use my nappy bag. It would be great to make my handbags more user friendly and my hubby would be happier too as he is always complaining about the number of bags i have that i no longer use!ReplyCancel

  • Adalita Marks

    I love the silk handbag organiser in black it would go so well when I get my wardrobes finished. There isn’t a single piece I wouldn’t want to own from Brag Bags. They are on my wishlist. ReplyCancel

  • I love the Travel Organiser set http://bragbags.com.au/products/Travel_Organiser_2_Piece_Set-134-2.html
    I hate having my stuff spread out all over my handbag and in my travel pack when I am travelling this would be a great solution.ReplyCancel

  • Charmaine

    Love the 4 in 1 large stripe tote. Perfect for work/gym/shopping. ReplyCancel

  • Tracy

    Its very hard tp have to pick one which i like,but i have to say i really love the leather working day black with bonus button cover.as a mother of 4 wonderful children i need a bag not just for my stuff but also all the kids stuff !!!!!! ReplyCancel

  • Jenni

    I love the handbag organisers!! Especially the Mum and Me organiser so I can keep all the kids gear organised as well!!! ReplyCancel

  • Claire Dauncey

    How clever! I like the look of the pleated messenger bag :) Thanks for the chance at such a great giveaway! ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous

    I love the bag organiser + purse and the emerald green is just gorgeous! ~ Christine xxReplyCancel

  • sapna

    Mum and Me Organiser 2 Piece Set is my favourite product…
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  • Chloe

    I like the corporate range that stand up on their own oh and the cute drawstring bags!!!ReplyCancel

  • Krit

    Well I haven’t actually got a favourite because I keep finding something else to love but I am a sucker for the bag organisers.
    great comp
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  • Amanda

    Oh wow. Thanks for the link and the chance to win! I love their LARGE drawstring bags – so much room, so many pockets! What’s not to love? xx Amanda from stampin-style.blogspot.comReplyCancel

  • chez

    Handbag Organiser Drawstring 2 Piece Set – I love this idea especially the fact you can wash it.With kids I often end up with lollies or ink in my bag and just have to wipe! Alsohowwondeful to have a place to put everything without rummaging!!
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  • Lis

    Love the standard organiser – just got a new bag and can’t find anything! Thanks for showing us these great products!ReplyCancel

  • I love the organiser 2 piece set. I like that I can have a separate place for little things. ReplyCancel

  • Eilen Seah-Wong

    my fav’s the handbag organiser corporate 2-pc set – classic and practical.ReplyCancel

  • Yolanda Tapp

    I Love All Of Them:)Hope I Win One!!ReplyCancel

  • Chrissy Grainger

    I love the Linen Satchel but I also love all the handbag organisers, what a great find online for gifts. Thanks OH.ReplyCancel

  • Alannah Shore

    what a great website with such fabulous ideas for organising the chaos that is my handbag! I love the messenger bag with skirt pocket. smiles and thanks for the chance.ReplyCancel

  • nikke.miller

    oh I love that website, can see some serious damage happening to my bank account My fav is the Front Pleat with Buttons latte but I really need a bag organiser.. think I will buy one regardless!ReplyCancel

  • I really need a handbag organiser (deluxe silk in red would be my fav). It would solve my problem of pulling out a matchbox car instead of my keys, or museli bar instead of my mobile phone! Thanks for the chance – great giveaway!ReplyCancel

  • jorobkia

    I like the holiday travel velvet mirror!ReplyCancel

  • Joni Howell

    3 Letters – O.. M…G..!!! That site has some gorgeous bags – and I have to agree with a few others, that my purse may hate me forever now!!! I love the idea of the zipped organiser. I have a different purse organiser that a) is too small and doesn’t hold enough stuff and b) it ends up unorganised because of all the crap that gets thrown in on top and because I can’t close it, fills it up with junk!ReplyCancel

  • Sandra

    I love all of the organisers, just wondering how I can justify having one of each!!! A definate must first purchase I think would be the corporate 2 piece set……..then definately more.ReplyCancel

  • I love the Vintage Rose Slik Scarf and the organiser and purse your giving away is my fav in that section the colour is beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • wendy fox

    lOVE THE 4 IN 1 TOTE AND MESSENGER!!!ReplyCancel

  • Carys Evans

    I would be very happy to own the handbag organiser one for my everyday bags and I think one would be fabulous to keep in the car too for all my bits and bobs, hairbrush, car sunnies, hair bobbles, hairclips, lipgloss, wetwipes, spare change, makeup and everything else you
    suddenly need when you are on the go……………..how about a ‘car/on the go organiser’ bragbags something that I would definately buy!ReplyCancel

  • Annie Jennings

    I’m loving the organisers for the beach, for the car, for my business bag, for my home bag….oh I need them all!! LOL! Perhaps, if I win, I will stop losing my keys and phone!!ReplyCancel

  • Maree Frost

    With a newborn and a toddler, I would definitely have to say the BabyToGo Baby Bag organiser is my favourite, hands down. I can no longer carry a handbag and a nappy bag, but struggle to find ANYTHING at all in the bag that I have. I need some organisation among the chaos that is my life at the moment!ReplyCancel

  • I would find the bag organiser and purse perfect because it would have enough room for everyday handbag stuff, room for a nappy and wipes and drink bottle for my 2yr old and the little purse would fit a small knitting project (socks) and keep it safe from all the other bits and pieces.ReplyCancel

  • Jean

    The silk bag hanger what an amazing idea I desperately need this instead of having all my bags lying on the floor or pushed into cupboards! I definitely have to buy this. ReplyCancel

  • Nic

    The handbag drawstring organizer – what a fabulous idea and no fumbling with zips – just love this idea ReplyCancel

  • Lynny_loo2

    The handbag organiser is perfect LOVE ITReplyCancel

  • I like the Handbag Organiser Drawstring 2 Piece Set! and it is washable!ReplyCancel

  • What’s not to love on this handbag organiser! Zips are my fav over the drawstrings… Love all the pockets for storing all our bits & pieces – it might be able to keep my lip balm save from my kids for a day or 2!ReplyCancel

  • Janine Vitale

    Love the convertible ribbon clutch! The zippered area for the shoulder strap is ingenious! And the gorgeous colours would suit any LBD for a night out :-)ReplyCancel

  • Yvette Pointon

    I think the Silk Bag Hanger is my favouite product on Bragbags! Because I have so many bags! From nappy bags to going out bags to clutches.. and my partner things I need to just have the 1 bag..how little does he know when you want to go out on ur own you don’t want to carry a big bag with dummies and bibs in it! Just your mobile and HIS credit card :PReplyCancel

  • ELISEBIG

    The large slouchy with top stich is my favourite, gorgeous! And big enough for all the stuff I cart around! :)ReplyCancel

  • I love the Butterfly Shoulder Bag because it would go perfectly in my swap and go routine with my other bags – oh, and the organiser would work with that too! : ) ReplyCancel

  • disturbed_angel89

    I love the silk bag hanger! Very practical and exactly what I need I think!!!ReplyCancel

  • Vetty19

    I have commented many times about ‘inventing’ something to hold things in place inside my bag and here it is….. Oooh I am soo in love with the Handbag Organiser Corporate Standard :)
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  • Love the BabyToGo baby bag organiser- I could use all my handbags that are sitting in my wardrobe gathering dust!!ReplyCancel

  • Nic Smith

    Love all of the handbag organisers. My current handbag is a a huge black hole so any of the organisers would be warmly welcomed into my hand bag :-)ReplyCancel

  • Julie Guest

    These are terriffic.. I especially love how versitile the 4 in 1 tote/ accross the body satchel is.
    Love it xo Great for kids stuff and my ” school” stuff.ReplyCancel

  • Brooke Elmer

    Love this idea for keeping all my stuff sorted, would be especially helpful when switching from Nappy Bag to Mummy Only handbag, quick change would be much preferable.ReplyCancel

  • Fiona

    Any piece with a zip/draw string, to stop my children emptying my bag with ease would be handy ;-)ReplyCancel

  • Karen

    I am in love with http://bragbags.com.au/products/Large_Slouchy_with_Top_Stitch-186-35.html love slouchy, can always fit heaps in with kids on the go Im ready to go!ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous

    I SO love the hand bag organisers, such a clever idea – I still use my handbag as a ‘nappy bag’ for my youngest daughter! Would make a fantastic gift idea. A few features I really like are the zippers, they’re washable, and not to mention satin – so it still looks and feels stylish! Great giveaway by the way! ReplyCancel

  • Katrina

    I so wanted a handbag organiser that i made it out of an old pair of jeans, but i would love to win Bag Organiser+Purse Standard in emerald from Brag Bag keep my new leather bag nice & neat.ReplyCancel

  • Marelle

    Oh my fave is the linen satchel – because it is in my fave colour RED RED xxReplyCancel

  • Tam

    Ooh, I’ve wanted one of these forever! My favourite is the drawstring standard organiser – looks so handy!ReplyCancel

  • Caroline

    I love the Large Slouchy with Top Stitch because it can hold all of my essentials ready for a busy day.ReplyCancel

  • I love the colour and the shape of the Linen Bowler red paisley.it would brighten me up on a dull cold winters dayReplyCancel

  • Leimay Cherry

    I love the 3 piece travel kit (wet bikini, sandals and unmentionable kit) a fantastic idea and great for travellers (even if it is just campers like my family and i). ReplyCancel

  • Rachael Campbell

    I really like the 4 in 1 Tote & Messager bag. As a home schooler we go on lots of excursions so need to carry lunches, water bottles and ‘school’ supplies. This would carry it all and save my back and help me keep organised.ReplyCancel

  • suzieblonde

    Loving the corporate two piece set, organised chaos normally, but with the corporate, my life could be easy!!ReplyCancel

  • Alimitch81

    I love the Leather Working Day Black with Bonus Button Cover
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  • I have to say I love the handbag organisers.ReplyCancel

  • Love your site and love the Brag Bags Leather Cowgirl! Thanks for the chance to win!ReplyCancel

  • monica scurlock

    Large Slouchy with Top Stitch
    Good for overnight or weekends away…great looking as well!ReplyCancel

  • Jemmakroberts

    would love organiser&purse in emerald busy mum of three princesses always losing scrap paper with appointments thankyouReplyCancel

  • Anonymous

    Absolutely love the All Leather Working day – fantastic bag for the office.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous

    The Bucket Tote in Brights is amazing and which colour-yep you guessed it Emerald which is not only my fave colour but my birthstone as wellReplyCancel

  • Leather Working Day Black with Bonus Button Cover is the one that caught my eye, isnt it lovely.ReplyCancel

  • Anna

    The ‘Mum and Me Organiser 2 Piece Set’ – CLEVER! Anna
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  • I love the handbag organisers, mainly because I often end up grabbing the whole nappy bag (a hiking rucksack – I have twins) when I go out on my own because it is easier than sorting out all the bits I need from within it – pulling out one organiser and then popping it in an attractive handbag seems like a MUCH better idea!ReplyCancel

  • bianca

    i am really in love with the 4 in 1 Tote & Messager bag, im at uni now, so ive got more books, pencil cases, personal items and am always loosing things everywhere in the bag i have :-)ReplyCancel

  • Mishellfalk

    The Adam and Eve broch! lOVE IT!ReplyCancel

  • Nic

    love the bag organiser, the inside of my handbag resembles the Tardis! How on earth can so much get in there??? and weigh so much??? This must surely help!ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous

    Ovarian Cancer Australia 3 Piece Set – bag organiser, hanger and jewellery. Gorgeous colour and I love having a matching set! Very practical.ReplyCancel

  • This is a great idea…I think I need this, my purse is a disgrace. Gorgeous on the outside but a mess inside. I really like the corporate standard organiser, even though I am not in a corporate job! ReplyCancel

  • I love the Handbag Organiser Zip Satin 2 Piece Set. In fact, I love all the handbag organiser sets. I always lose things in my handbags and I think It would be absolutely wonderful to know where everything is in a hurry. ReplyCancel

  • Bdaearthmoving

    The mum and me organiser is definitely my favourite!ReplyCancel

  • Tara

    “can hear that phone ringing but can’t find it” does this women follow me around! My favourite Brag Bag product is the Zip top Brag Bag, so when I brake in my car and my hand bag falls of my front seat, (yes I keep putting it there) everything won’t go flying out. What a great idea to keep my hand bag tidy.ReplyCancel

  • Bec21

    I LOVE the Car.go Handbag Hook. Time to get me one it think (on payday) :)ReplyCancel

  • Extahc75

    All of them! But especially the organisers. I have been known to ‘misplace’ my car keys on a ‘regular’ basis. OK, I admit it….it happens more times than it should. And don’t even get me started on how many times I have ‘lost’ my keycard becasue i threw it in my bag and it found it’s way to the bottom. I think an organiser would definately stop me from ‘misplacing’ these items ever again. ;o)ReplyCancel

  • Alicia

    I love the car.go Handbag hook. Nothing more annoying than losing the contents of my handbag under the seats and everywhere when I go through a round a bout.
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  • Fionak1

    Loving the large slouchy bag with top stitch, as a busy working Mum it’s stylish and functional and looks comfy to wear. Great range guys! xReplyCancel

  • Sally Arthur

    I Love the Handbag Organiser Zip Silk 2 Piece Set!ReplyCancel

  • Leonie_johnson

    I love the Car Hook for your handbag!!!! ReplyCancel

  • Bek_Cheb

    Love love love the slouch with top stitching but there is soooo many gorgeous items!ReplyCancel

  • canlit

    One of my favourite products is the silk bag hanger. I can finally organise my handbags in the wardrobe as I’m a bit behind on the de-cluttering list. ReplyCancel

  • Karenandjayse

    I really love the colour of the Ovarian bag organiser range. Such a practical idea and good to see money going to such a worthy cause. :-)ReplyCancel

  • sharonfu

    I love the bag organiser w purse,,, it would make life so easy to keep everything stored & sorted not to mention making the change of handbags a breeze – never without my fav lip gloss or pen after having changed bags…. although i also like the silk handbag organiser (for the back of the door) what a marvellous idea… love them all…..ReplyCancel

  • Clomurphy

    Love the double tab front shoulder bag, would make a great stylish nappy bagReplyCancel

  • Heather

    The mum and me organizer for sure, not only good for the baby stuff but for kiddie snacks too.ReplyCancel

  • Tasha

    I love the car go handbag hook!ReplyCancel

  • Amanda

    I think I love them all lol. I love how they are all compatible with the organiser, which is definitely something that I need.ReplyCancel

  • Celia_az1

    I love them all , but Take Me Away cosmatic Bag is my favouriteReplyCancel

  • renee

    Butterfly Shoulder Linen Leather handbag is gorgeous. just love it.
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  • Helbel

    My husband would love it if I won a handbag organiser. He says I spend hours rummaging in my bottomless pit of a handbag! My favorite is the very classy, corporate standard.ReplyCancel

  • Sarah-Jayne

    I think the Leather Working Day Black wiht bonus button cover would love to come and join my ever growing family of handbags. It’s basically 2 bags for the price of one!! (:ReplyCancel

  • Abbrady

    Awesome idea!!! This will make my newest handbags even more SPESH!!!ReplyCancel

  • Lauren

    I like the Mum and Me organiser setReplyCancel

  • I love the Convertible Tote Double Zip in Navy Blue!ReplyCancel

  • My favourite is definitely the standard handbag organiser. I love that they come in a range of colours and how they making changing handbags quick and easy – making sure that you don’t forget any essentials.ReplyCancel

  • Cathy Williamson

    Even though I don’t have babies anymore, I love the idea of Mum and Me. It would make a great baby shower gift!
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  • I think the “Baby to go” bag organiser for Mums is fantastic. I see my daughter bundling up a few things when she changes bags and this would be a great idea for a gift for a busy Mum.ReplyCancel

  • Jodie Mccosker

    love the convienience of the standard handbag so flexible for changing handbags – this way you don’t forget even the smallest of items like pens etc.ReplyCancel

  • Jen Charles

    I love the standard handbarg organise and the baby to go – I really need one of these!ReplyCancel

  • Katische

    Eliza in grey is super cute! My current handbag is bright red so this would be something different for me! ReplyCancel

  • I think my fave ould have to be the ReplyCancel

  • sorry about half comment – computer being silly. I think my fav would be the Handbag Organiser Zip Large. because I could use for my stuff plus basic nappy things for the kids so I only had to carry one bag :)ReplyCancel

  • Kim

    this is fantastic i have never seen this before..ReplyCancel

  • Kim Maree

    Love Linen Bowler red paisley!ReplyCancel

  • Melissa S

    I think the Mum and Me Organiser 2 Piece Set is a great idea. I am forever changing from Nappy bag to Handbag and I love the fact it has an organiser for mum and one for the bubs, so when I do go out without them I can easily switch.ReplyCancel

  • Tash0505

    I love the standard handbag organizer and the car go bag hook…both are fabulous ideas!

    Great competition!

    Regards
    Natasha ConradReplyCancel

  • Allison Senense

    Just checked out the site and WOW. The handbag organiser is calling my name!! I am forever changing my bags at the last minute – Love it and the Bag Hook!
    Allison SReplyCancel

  • I love the Corporate Standard it is just the right size for my smaller bags. Thank you for letting me know these even existed .ReplyCancel

  • chlo

    Glasses Purse are funky :)ReplyCancel

  • Wendy S

    I really like the idea of the BabyToGo Baby Bag Organiser, would make things really easy to find in a hurry!ReplyCancel

  • Sophie Hills

    Oh how I need an organiser! My favourite (it was very hard) is the silk bag hanger. I sooo need a place to keep my bags up and out of my children’s reach. :o)ReplyCancel

  • Kirrily

    The BabyToGo organizer. My current system is to tip my handbag upside down and then grab out what I need from the resulting pile. This looks so much simpler and neater. ReplyCancel

  • Madgurl9

    I love the Love Linen Bowler red paisley! <3ReplyCancel

  • my favourite item would be the silk bag hanger cause at the moment all my bags hang on the floor and it would be better for everyone if they were hanging neatly on a door or in the cupboard.ReplyCancel

  • Belinda Bonello

    I’d say my favourite is the the bucket tote, it’s awesome!ReplyCancel

{Cleaning + Review} The outside of your handbag

Have you ever considered how dirty the outside of your handbag is?  While it may look clean more than likely it has germs and bacteria all over it.  At times I see women place their handbags on public bathroom floors, eew, please use the hooks on the back of the door ladies!  They are also often […]

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  • Sue

    I have this same organiser. I washed it as I had slopped coffee inside my bag (luckily it landed mostly on my organiser!). And it came up a good as new! Love it!ReplyCancel

  • […] you all enjoyed the organisers I reviewed today (post about:  cleaning your handbag), the lovely Jenny from Brag Bags has offered to giveaway an organiser and purse to one lucky […]ReplyCancel

  • Nicki

    I am not the most organised person by a long way as both my work desk and home prove on sight. I love the idea of the Brag Bag organisers as I love the bigger bags but can never ever find anything in them. Too often tampons and condoms on view for all to see as I tip my bag looking for my phone that has just rang off. Maybe I should practise what I preach to my kids. A place for everything and everything in its place.ReplyCancel

  • marjolein

    that looks so handy! I gotta have one too!ReplyCancel

  • Victoria

    Please do not put your handbag on the hook on the back of the public toilet door – it makes it so much easier for a thief to come along and snatch it while you’re on the toilet. Also don’t put it on the floor close to the door as they can grab them from underneath the door too. Until hooks are put inside on the toilet side walls, we can only put them on the toilet floor. But I agree about never putting them on the table or the kitchen bench when you get home. Love the blog! Many thanksReplyCancel

  • The organizer looks great! I live in the U.S. and really need to find one! I agree with the need to sanitze handbags — they go so many places with us in a day!ReplyCancel

{Organising} How to organise and store your handbags

I don’t have very many handbags, but hubby has spoilt me over the past few Christmas’s with some beautiful bags as gifts.  To keep them in great conditions I want to store them with care and have them easily accecciable.  This is how I store them: Initially I tried some hooks from Bunnings, however they […]

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  • Jaki Flegg

    OMGosh what a great idea to use those hooks!! I will be keeping an eye out for some next time I am out and about.
    I don’t have many handbags, an everyday one, and small going out one and maybe two others, currently all but the everyday one are hanging on the back of my bedroom door handle.
    My sister is the Imelda Marcos of handbags though so I will definitely have to tell her about your hooks!ReplyCancel

  • I was looking for those S hooks for a different project. Didn’t think to look in the dollar shop! Great idea for storing bags. But I don’t have enough wardrobe space to do that. Any other ideas?ReplyCancel

  • What a fab idea! I’ve got lots of S hooks that I bought previously for something else. Now I can put them to good use! :)ReplyCancel

  • What a great idea!! I might need to have my own wardrobe just for my handbags!! ReplyCancel

  • This is an awesome idea and I think I need to get rid of some clothes so I can fit my handbags in. You are so clever my friend. N xReplyCancel

    • Have you completed the first decluttering challenge of the year. Turn your coat hangers??ReplyCancel

  • erin oxenbridge

    What a great idea I have many handbags so i will be on the look out tomorrow for some hooks ReplyCancel

  • sarah braaksma

    oh this is a great idea, I have handbags lying all over my bedroom! Im off to find these hooks!! thanks Kat! xReplyCancel

  • strawberry_lovemuffin

    What a clever idea, don’t you love $2 shop bargains!

    For those who are limited in cupboard space and can’t manage this (like myself) I have another solution – I’ve always kept my handbags on a HAT STAND. You know those old-fashioned hat stands with arms out in every direction? You can still buy them at Copperart or you can pick them up for a bargain at Op Shops.

    My hat rack stands in the corner of the bedroom just behind my oval mirror and serves as a beautiful display for all my handbags (too….too many… need to cull before it falls down!)ReplyCancel

  • Great idea! I am super excited about the big walk in wardrobe I will have in a few weeks when we move into our new house, and want to get off to an organised start. My handbags are all over the shop right now. Now off to find me some of those hooks.ReplyCancel

  • fantastic idea!!! only problem for me is that i have limited cupboard space as is and thus no more room :( Have you got an idea for jewellery storage and hanging? Always up for sharing my tips :) ReplyCancel

  • […] some things I had misplaced too!   I also hung up a couple of my handbags (idea came from The Organised Housewife) I hope to pick up some hooks for this idea later, at the moment I am using a coat hanger.  This […]ReplyCancel

  • Angela Woodall

    About 6 months ago I had a clean up in my 5yo daughter’s bedroom. She has a rail that runs the length of her cupboard which continues over the top of her shelves (only 2, so plenty of space left). I decided to use that space for her small handbags, carry bags, carryalls, necklaces, tiaras, other dress up stuff, lanyards, etc, etc. And, yes, I also found these hooks at the $2 shop. They are fantastic because we still only need to take one necklace off at a time and a heap fit on one hook.ReplyCancel

{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: Have you used it in the past 6 months? Does it still function well? Can you see […]

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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}. :DReplyCancel

  • 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

{This month} Wardrobe Organisation

This month I will be posting all about keeping your wardrobe clean and organised. Which area’s of your wardrobe do you need the most help with?

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  • Amy B

    my wardrobe is also storage for suitcases & things that dont have a home.. i only have hanging .. no shelving for folding clothes. i have a shelf at the top.. but i cant reach it! i need help!!
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    • Sprint47

      I hang my necklaces & Braclets on a cork board in my room also makes an art pieceReplyCancel

      • A way to get hubby’s to put their stuff where it belongs and not mess up the system!!! Hehehee :-)

        I specially designed a WIR system when we built our house, have heaps of hanging space, special jewellery,belt tie & beanie drawers, those hanging shelves cause don’t quite have enough clothes drawers… yet it STILL ends up messy !!! :-S ReplyCancel

      • Wow Sprint, is this your image, this is great can I post it on the website?ReplyCancel

    • I’m going to do a full shot of my wardrobe soon Amy which should give you some great ideas.ReplyCancel

  • Kylie P

    How to keep handbags organised and protected … and also scarves and belts neat and tidy – please!!ReplyCancel

  • I only have chest of drawers and i need a way to be clever with them.ReplyCancel

  • Like Amy, I only have hanging space. The only drawers I have in our room is our bedside tables. It clearly isn’t working for me and I desperately need to do something about it. ReplyCancel

  • Malinda

    um all of the above comments!!! handbags, scarves, bangles, necklaces, suitcases…ReplyCancel

  • need to know how to maximise hanging space please!ReplyCancel

  • Suelalters

    The top shelf and the floor or my wardrobe is a big mess. I also need to sort my daughters wardrobe out as she will be sharing it in the new year :)ReplyCancel

  • karina

    Some interesting ways to decorate your wardrobe – I’ve pulled the doors off mine and cant afford new ones so I want it to look presentable with no dorrsReplyCancel

  • Oh my! I so looking forward to this, especially if you have jewellery storage in it!ReplyCancel

  • Dannielle

    This couldnt have come at a better time. I finally have new builtins in the master bed. After living out of a rack shelf from ikea I need desperate help. Start at the very beginning……ReplyCancel

  • Scarves, undies/bra/socks/stockings drawer.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous

    Couldn’t be a more perfect topic – my wardrobe is a disaster area!
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  • Bel

    Bulky jumpers and jackets please!ReplyCancel

  • Which area? Omg, where do I start?? I guess my lingerie drawer, and bags. ReplyCancel

  • Lorraine

    In the hanging space – is it best to organise according to ‘item’ or ‘colours’?ReplyCancel

  • KatieLee

    Fantastic topic! Handbags and jewellery would be great and personal products (such as moisturisers, hairspray, brushes, make up!) please! :) ReplyCancel

  • Cant wait to follow along with this! I would have to say its my scarves! ReplyCancel

  • Adalita Marks

    organising belts and scarvesReplyCancel

  • Adalita Marks

    I’m about to get the designs for my wardrobe this week. So this topic will be great for me!ReplyCancel

  • WannabeDG

    Our wardrobe is a mess. We have limited space in a company rental. I am struggling to fit hubby’s folded clothes, all our hanging stuff and shoes all in the one little space. Supplied is just a hanging robe like all other standard robes in Australia. We have 3 mirror sliding doors to hide the mess behind. Help is needed for this small space to be used to maximum benefit.ReplyCancel

{Free Printable} August Calendar Printable + Sponsor Spotlight

Ooh no, it was such a busy month in July I didn’t get a chance to shoutout to my sponsors or post the August calendar.  These are my wonderful sponsors for July and August, such great businesses that are supporting The Organised Housewife!  Please have a look at these wonderful businesses, most are WAHM and would […]

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  • Tammy James

    Oh there I am ; )
    I saw my numbers a little higher and popped by to see if my banner was here after our chat. Thanks for the sharing sweetie.
    I thought of you as I was on my hands and knees vacuming under my lounge yesterday!ReplyCancel

    • I was going to message you to let you know, but thought I would leave it a surprise :) Hands and knees vacuuming, great work!ReplyCancel

  • Tammy James

    Oh there I am ; )
    I saw my numbers a little higher and popped by to see if my banner was here after our chat. Thanks for the sharing sweetie.
    I thought of you as I was on my hands and knees vacuming under my lounge yesterday!ReplyCancel

  • Healthy Chart is a brilliant idea!!!ReplyCancel

  • I love finding new businesses and there are a couple there I’ve never seen before, so I’ll be browsing them tonight! ReplyCancel

Happy 1st Birthday to The Organised Housewife Blog

Blogoversary, blogiversary, how ever you spell this new word in my vocabulary, I love it, 2 reasons I am jumping up and down excited today.  I cannot believe how quickly 1 year has passed.  This time last year I hit publish on my very first post.  This blog has grown into so much more than […]

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  • Happy Birthday Kat! I am delighted to see you being SO successful with your Blog after only a year! Well done to you, and keep up the good work- you ARE an inspiration!!ReplyCancel

  • Christeen

    Hi
    Congrats on your blog. You should be very proud of your blog after just 1 year. Imagine the possiblities for the next!!!! Your blog has inspired me to give this medium a go myself and 2 weeks ago my 9year old daughter and I started blogging. Ours is very simple so I can now see how much hard work you put into yours. Just want to let you know it is appreciated.

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    • Yes alot of hard work but I love it. Thankyou Christeen, enjoy the journey your blog gives you, what a wonderful idea to do it with your daughter ReplyCancel

  • Tiffany

    Congratulations on celebrating your first birthday. I stumbled across your blog eight months ago when I was looking for tips on routines for kids starting school, little did I know then how much your blog would influence my day-to-day life. I’m a SAHM with three kids (ages 6, 4, 20 months) and you have helped me get organised with my children, my housework, the shopping and decluttering. I read your blog everyday as well as check Facebook for the daily task. Slowly my house is getting in order. It all started with keeping it simple by just making sure my kitchen benchtops sparkled at the end of the day. I now also have an organised pantry, I’ve managed to declutter and re organise many rooms and cupboards, and now don’t feel so bogged down with what seemed like a mountain of little and big jobs that I wanted to forget needed to be done. Thank you, thank you, thank you.ReplyCancel

    • Tiffany, thankyou, this means the world to read this and see how much I have been able to help you. Good on you for sticking with it, declutter and organising around you. xReplyCancel

  • Olivia

    Congratulations……I love hearing how just because someone was being themselves that it ends up helping and inspiring so many other people and by sheer kindness you have created this wonderful resource of just want everyone mother needs to help make life just that little bit easier!! I wish I had have found you long ago. Thank you ReplyCancel

  • Adalita Marks

    Congrats – you have inspired me to make my house clutter and my life hoarding free. ReplyCancel

    • I am so happy that I have been able to inspire you, keep at it and you will enjoy your space around you.ReplyCancel

  • Happy bloggy birthday, Kat! As much as I joke about your daily tasks making me feel guilty, your blog has been a big help and inspires me to organise my home and KEEP it organised! xReplyCancel

    • I know Tina, so glad that I have been able to help you x
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    • Forgot to say, a huge thankyou for all the help you have given me this past year, you are amazing, full of so much blogging knowledge.ReplyCancel

  • Woo hoo! so exciting!! You have done and amazing effort at helping so many people over the past year. Totally incredible effort. I know you work really hard and am so happy for you lovely. Looking forward to seeing where the next year takes you. N xReplyCancel

  • Happy Bloggy Birthday!! And hope there’s more to come! I think I’m going to have to check out your organising ideas as I soooo need that in my life – in fact in all aspect of my life. ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous

    Happy Birthday Kat, you should be proud, your blog is amazing! I haven’t been following all that long, but you are inspiration. Thank you for being so organised ;)ReplyCancel

    • Thankyou Katie, I enjoy sharing all my ideas, wish there was more time to share more. ReplyCancel

  • Julie

    Congratulations Katrina !! You do a wonderful job and are a real help to me and I’m sure many other SAHM and part/full time WAHM and anyone else that is just busy and needing domestic inspiration!! :-)

    Anyone who has ever felt that being at home might not be a “real” job can certainly see homemaking can be a fantastic career option by the successful & “professional” example you give us.
    I really enjoy the blog and comments that give so many great ideas & “training” for what can sometimes be an unappreciated job – making it feel more rewarding and satisfying to me.ReplyCancel

    • Thankyou Julie, you have been a wonderful reader this past year always commenting on my posts. I love this, I love hearing what my readers have to say, it’s always heartfelt and means lot ot me. Thankyou. ReplyCancel

  • Jule

    Ouch!! “how easy singltons are” perhaps this was your experience – remember that you were not a new mum with this singleton!! And a good friend who is a midwife specialising in multiple birth management tells me that a “difficult” single can be harder than two easy well managed … much of MBM is about routine training – feed, sleep, activity, etc Very difficult when the awkward toddler wakes just as you settle the baby and insists they wake too. So much for rest and catch-up time…especially when you have two or three or more competing routines of differently aged children close together.
    Child-spacing and personality can have a huge impact too!!
    I know I would rather have had triplets of my 3rd than another single like my 1st (now my parents even admit they used to make excuses not to babysit..) Compared to my first child I actually took my second to a paediatrician at 4 months to recheck whether there was anything the matter with him neurologically because he was so quiet, fed, slept lots and without fuss!! It’s a funny story now but I really did think there might have been a problem (was he born too quickly? suffer some ‘damage’? He is now a strapping lad of 13 who is very clever mostly and can rest his chin on my head when he hugs me – but I was beside myself about it at the time!
    What a journey parenting is!! And supportive family would definitely be a bonus. Blogs like this mean more to some of us than you will ever know : )

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  • Congratulations Katrina on your first blogiversary!!!! I love checking out your site all the time and your so very inspiring!! ReplyCancel

  • Trish

    Happy Bloggy Birthday Katrina!! My twins were my first newborns too, our eldest was adopted at thirteen months. Still I am far from organised. I’m enjoying your site.ReplyCancel

{Decluttering} Odd socks

Join me in a week of decluttering. Please comment below if your able to part with today’s suggestion, I would love to hear from you. Are you following the Declutter 52 things in 52 weeks challenge, more info HERE, it’s never to late to start! #24 Odd Socks I have mentioned before that I buy […]

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  • Thanks for the ideas! I did same for my toddler – bought all grey socks. Wish I’d thought about that for hubby though. I must have about 20odd socks in my “odd sock box”, where I put all the odd ones that I won’t let back into his drawer again! I have them put aside in case I find the other pair, but I should just start using the better ones and throw the older ones out! :)ReplyCancel

    • Use them for dusting and cleaningReplyCancel

    • Guest

      I use a 2 step system to reunite socks in my place.. I use a delicates bag inside my “dead sock drawer” this bag is for the long time offenders.. once they have been in there for 3 sorts, they get chucked, or used elsewhere as rags etc. Most times though, I find its pair in the outer drawer.. and its reunited.. when I go through it – the remaining socks are then added to this bag.. and given their time in there too.. that way when the new odd socks come in, its fast enough to just look through the previous odd socks – ie in the bag, as it is to search through them all constantly. With long term offenders gone – the bag is not as large as it could have been.. and there is no mix up then with throwing out the matching pair to the next odd sock that is in the next load.ReplyCancel

  • I perpetually have THREE odd socks. They’re rarely ever the *same* three odd socks, either – so I just chuck the three odd ones back into the wash, they get back together with their partners and I end up with a different three oddies the next week! (I do not understand why I always have three odd socks! There are four of us in the family, and it’s not even uniform as to whom the socks belong to – currently, one of mine, one of the kids and one of the blokes socks are odd)

    I do the same thing with school socks – I buy 10 pairs each of cheap white socks at the start of the year. I usually end up with 6-8 pairs of really gross white socks at the end of the year which I can chuck with a clear conscience! It’s way more economical to do that way as well… five pairs of white socks costs the same as two pairs of proper green school socks! And they get lost just the same!ReplyCancel

  • Miss My

    Thanks for inspiring me to declutter my odd sock basket which is a washing basket that is over flowing………….and possibly full of socks that don’t even fit my kids feet anymore.ReplyCancel

  • Amanda Toyer

    where do they go?? thats what i don’t get! i mean i only take my socks off in the house so theoritically that damn sock must be somewhere in my home, but where damn it where??
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    • They turn into wire coat hangers.ReplyCancel

    • LOL, sometimes I am ironing and they fall out of a sleeve of a business shirt. They disappear somehow, mystery!ReplyCancel

    • Amanda, my Mum says washing machines eat socks & birds eat pegs ;) lol – I have often found socks coming through the draining pipe in the machine.ReplyCancel

  • Becci Sundberg

    I must be in a parallel universe or something because I rarely have trouble with odd socks.
    Yes one sock might be missing in a load, but it is soon partnered a load or two later when I find it under the bed, out in the yard (boys are always taking their socks off out there) but rarely is one missing for good.
    i always pair my socks on the line. When I find an odd one and I know all the washing’s done I go looking for the odd sock. I usually find it, or like I said it turned up a few days later.
    The clean and dried odd socks go back into the respective drawer where it gets paired up later when the partner is discovered.
    I think in the last 3 years (since my youngest two have been born) I have maybe thrown out 2 socks because I couldn’t find their partners. And they were baby socks which could have been kicked off while out for a walk.
    I have enough dusters etc so trashed socks get thrown in the bin. If they are ok but neither child fits then (or will in the future) they get put into an old nappy box where all the boys too small clothes go and then off to the church op shop for someone else that needs them.ReplyCancel

    • You are a rare breed Becci, lol. I don’t often notice if they go missing because all the socks are the same.ReplyCancel

  • I love the odd socks hanging on the little line on the wall – thats my favouite :)
    I also make and sell “Odd Sock Keepers” :)
    http://www.madeit.com.au/zippyzippy
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  • Amber

    A use of odd socks that we have – is for the hot summer time – we freeze water bottles to place in animal cages – and so they wont get too cold too quick by lying up to them, we wrap them in old/odd socks – best part of it – is they not only get a little wet from the melting moisture into the socks, but they also insulate the bottles – so they stay cooler longer.. and the animals appreciate it more!ReplyCancel

  • Ruby

    I have this box with a mixture of  socks and undies. Over time t-shirts and other clothes also found their way in there. But I hardly ever took the time to match and fold the socks; despite that I bought special washable sock clips, I always dumped them unsorted into or near the box in the assumption that I will still find everything. Of course I did not, long searches in the morning and complaints “where are matching socks, we need to buy some more”. Now I finally cleaned up the box: I  dumped 1 bag of ripped or single socks. But we still have for 2 people a total of 40 sock pairs… This is a lesson to always properly match and fold the socks…ReplyCancel

  • Katty

    It drives me nuts not having matching socks paired up after washing. I keep a basket under the change table where I throw odd (clean) socks after doing the laundry. Every few weeks I go through the basket and I find heaps of matching pairs that go back into the draws…. After a while I know what socks (or slippers) have no pairs :) ReplyCancel

  • MummyJenn

    Thanks Katrina. With four kids there is always plenty of odd socks. I keep these separate and overtime they tend to match up but it is time to start tossing those that have been sitting lonely for a while. We have an issue where the kids MUST, and I do mean MUST, run their hands along the walls as they walk by so now they can each have one of their lonely socks and happily run their hands along the wall cleaning it for me. ReplyCancel

  • Helen

    I blogged about this issue recently. After having dramas with missing socks, I brought my husband 10 pairs of identical black socks for Fathers Day so that pairing wouldn’t be an issue. It makes putting away socks so much easier, although unfortunately all the socks were too tight!!! http://www.housewifeinheels.com/2012/08/02/matching-socks/ReplyCancel

  • cheaperbythe7

    i just found you on Pinterest…. my kids wear mismatched socks as it seems to be the style now…. can’t bring myself to do that yet. Love your site! My new year’s resolution is to be more organized….ReplyCancel

  • Fi

    I used 24 odd baby socks for an advent calendar. We always take odd socks on holidays with us, wear, then chuck. And I use odd socks while mowing, then throw away.ReplyCancel

  • I did this with black socks for my boys to wear around the farm and we only have a few coloured heels pairs for school sport,ReplyCancel

{Decluttering} Plastic Bags

Join me in a week of decluttering. Please comment below if your able to part with today’s suggestion, I would love to hear from you. Are you following the Declutter 52 things in 52 weeks challenge, more info HERE, it’s never to late to start! #24 Plastic Bags Do you have a big pile of plastic […]

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  • JV

    I got my plastic bag storage bag from a wahm in Tasmania – her eBay store is called ‘All Home Sewn’. Check her out!ReplyCancel

  • Katrina

    Pity most of the plastic bags I get are a horrible grey colour, I really like the plastic bag bow!ReplyCancel

  • Perthcastings1

    We have always tied our plastic bags in a knot (not too tight though) before storing them, especially when the kids were babies, so that they couldn’t put it over their head if they managed to get hold of one. It’s a family tradition in my husband’s family. All of my sisters-in-law do the same thing with their plastic bags. I think it’s a great idea, so simple, so safe.ReplyCancel

  • Joolzmac

    Do you know that in South Australia, plastic shopping bags have been outlawed and the scandalous thing is that I have to BUY plastic bags for bin liners!!!!!!!!!! We have to carry shopping bags in our cars and in our hand bags so we have bags when we shop!ReplyCancel

    • Amanda Toyer

      you don’t need to buy plastic bin liners if you don’t want to use them. One solution is to just put your rubbish in the bin inside, when it is full empty it into the outside bin and then rinse it out. If you are recycling all your recyclables and composting your compostables then you will probably have very little rubbish. If you hate that suggestion you can also find biodegrable bin liners in the supermarket.ReplyCancel

    • Really I wasn’t aware of that. I have a bag rolled up in my handbag purely because some of my favourite shops like Target and Spotlight are bag free.ReplyCancel

  • Julie

    I have just found your site (courtesy of a friend liking it) and I LOVE it! I have just finished decluttering my plastic bags (while also finishing a glass of moscato!) Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • Justine

    Thanks for this one – I just cleaned out my plastic bags and found stuff in there like you wouldnt believe. Some freezer liners which had a price tag from Coles (the old yellow ones) they cost 28cents, and I don’t think I have ever used them… so they are gone, gone, gone! But, on a plus, I found a bag of twistie ties (from the freezer bags) I dont use them for freezing, but they are great to help organise all those little cords from cameras, mobile phone chargers, etc…ReplyCancel

  • Aarti

    I recently tidied up my under-sink cupboard in the kitchen, it was stuffed full of carrier bags. I found two of those round tubs of dettol wipes, cleaned them out and stuffed the bags in there. I dont pull a bag out of the lid like you would the wipes, incase they rip, but its not very hard to take the lid off to grab some bags! I love your site!!ReplyCancel

  • Juliecongdon74

    I used a heap of plastic shopping bags to stuff a decorative cushion.ReplyCancel

  • Abby

    Any Suggestion on how to store enviro reusable bags. :-) I have 10000000!ReplyCancel

{Declutter + FREE Printable} My suitcase, only the necessities

Decluttering my suitcase so I only take the necessities This Friday I am flying down to Melbourne for the Nuffnang Blogopolis. I am really looking forward to spending time with some of the lovely people I have met online. I am travelling down with Tamara from Tarisota and rooming with the delightful Fiona from Inner […]

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  • Trish

    Tina gray who had same boot issue found some at Williams shoes …. Maybe ask her .Great list but I’ll have to refer to it,no printer.ReplyCancel

  • Great list Katrina…need to print this out!ReplyCancel

  • Commonchaoschronicle

    Thank-you! :-) xoxo Jac xoxoReplyCancel

  • Jbarker99

    Save travels down katrina, as for staying warm, layers is the way to go, I dont have a blog yet, in the planning stages, so a real newbie

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    • Julie, please let me know when your blog is up and running I would love to see it ReplyCancel

  • Leisha

    Hi Katrina, there are some great boots you can order online for us ladies with curvy calves at the Sara range of boots at http://www.ezibuy.com.au. Might be too late for now but keep in mind for next time you travel “south of the border”. I’m also off to a conference for our Parents & Citizens Association (NSW) Annual Conference which is at Tamworth this year. So thank you for your checklist – it is just in time for me to check off what I need to take as I generally overpack. Good luck & have lots of fun in Melbourne.ReplyCancel

    • Thankyou Leisha, I will definatley keep this in mind for next time. Hope you had a great weekend too!
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  • Kate Puddles

    Great list, I need to organise what I am taking as I’m only taking a carry on. Sorry I seem to have added my blog twice by accident as I kept getting an error message from the linky tool. ReplyCancel

  • TracyM

    Have no blog yet – wanting to do something…still working out what my strengths are. Your list is great. We have a 3 page what we call the “Trip List” as we do a decent amount of camping and travelling..and next year we have Simpson Desert to doReplyCancel

  • Braaksma

    Katrina, it is very cold down here atm. I suggest you run into Target and buy yourself some long sleeved spencers or singlets. Target also have some long sleeve t-shirts (Hot Options going cheap atm).

    As for boots have you tried Rivers…you can buy online from there too…http://rivers.com.au/catalogdb/catalog-www.asp?category=152

    Don’t bother packing any t-shirts or spring clothing….you wont even put it on. You also need to put in your flannelette Pjs with bed socks. Pack your stockings/leggings etc.

    Hope this helps. Have a great time.

    Lisa

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    • Braaksma

      I also forgot…you need a scarf too :PReplyCancel

    • Thankyou Lisa. I brought a spnencer but didn’t end up needing it, the weather was beautiful while I was down there, such a gorgeous city.
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  • Anonymous

    I’m so glad to see I’m not the only anal list maker when it comes to suitcase packing!!! ;-) Hope you have a great time at blogopolis! I only found out about it the other day, so not coming this year, but hope to be there next year! :-)ReplyCancel

    • The conferences are great Taryn, definately try and come to the next one.ReplyCancel

  • Melissa @Suger Coat It

    Looking forward to catching up again. GREAT LIST!! Am printing now. ReplyCancel

    • Gemma @ My Big Nutshell

      print me a copy too please Melissa!ReplyCancel

    • Better late than never, but so glad you loved the list. Thankyou so much Melissa for sharing it with everybody.ReplyCancel

  • Caz

    Yes, very chilly here today. Don’t forget your sunglasses as when it’s out, the sun is dazzling! Thanks for the list. I’m going OS (sans hubby and son) in 2 weeks and had on my list of things to do to make a list of things to pack. I can use yours as a great starting point!
    I came to your blog via $120 Food Challenge and enjoying it.ReplyCancel

    • $120 food challenge is a wonderful blog, thankyou for popping over, hope you enjoy your time OSReplyCancel

  • Bernadette Huysing

    Definitely pop in to Target or Kmart for a long sleeve top to wear under your normal tops. You may also be able to get a jacket on sale at Target. Shoes should be fine, just be prepared to wear thick socks if you really get cold. Most buildings are really warm down here – it is really only between places that you will get cold! At least we had the dreadfully cold night last night!

    As I don’t currently have a relevant image to use in the blog links you have above, I will post my link here – Bette’s Needlework Musings – currently at http://www.needleworkboutique.com/musingsReplyCancel

    • Thankyou for linking your blog up Bernadette, I look forward to haveing a good look through soon.
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  • Great list, I always leave packing to the last minute.
    And Katrina, I’m very sorry, I was so excited about finding your awesome packing list, I posted my link without reading the entry correctly- unfortunately, I’m not off to Blogopolis this year but I hope to next time. I do have a conference coming up in October so your packing list will definitely come in handy. Once again, very sorry.
    Hope you have a fantastic time!ReplyCancel

  • Nelly

    Another suggestion for boots – http://www.duoboots.com. Uk store that make the most beautiful boots for many different calf sizes and they deliver to Australia. They have great sales and free postage often as well.ReplyCancel

  • Julienne

    I love your list and if I had a printer that worked it would be sitting on my suitcase EXCEPT now I am not sure where I am going!!!!!! I am going to Nuffnang in Sydney is there one in Melbourne or was it a misprint OR am I going to the wrong place?!!!!!!ReplyCancel

    • It’s in Sydney, this was a post I wrote for last years blogopolis which was in Melbourne. I look forward to meeting you in SYDNEY!!ReplyCancel

  • I’ll be there. I am still debating whether or not to take my lap top? I wonder if I’ll need it for sessions, or if I’m all good with paper and pen? I really would prefer not to worry about cords and power and wifi etc. Any tips?ReplyCancel

  • p.s. I am SO printing this list when I get home tonight. Do you have any deets for the pre and post drinks yet?ReplyCancel

  • AshMmisforMe

    This wonderful list is kicking me off the computer and into packing mode! Thank-you so much! My nerves might settle once the suitcase is packed :) See you there!ReplyCancel

  • I am lucky enough to be going tomorrow. Maybe I will see you there!ReplyCancel

  • Suzanne

    I used to do alot of traveling. Packing as light as possible is the way to go. Even if going away for 3 weeks I use the same system: small weekend case with wheels & long retractable handle, small duffle bag for carry on, shoulder bag/purse. If my things don’t fit in there then they don’t go. I take several medium weight shawls rather than sweaters. In North America there are very specific rules for what you can carry on. In a pinch I can take all my luggage on board without getting the evil eye from flight attendants.

    Summer or Winter, I use the same list but just change the weight of fabric. A good pair or newish comfy jeans are travelwear in cold weather and yoga top, pant & jacket are for warm weather. I always wear runners/trainers.

    Suzanne from Kelowna, British Columbia, CanadaReplyCancel

  • Suzanne

    OH! I forgot to mention this!! Never keep your luggage in your bedroom. Never put it on the bed either. “Bugs” are easily transported and this is how bedbugs are sweeping the planet! I layer my clothes on top of a sarong/shawl, roll it up like a jellyroll then shove it into a clear plastic bag which will easily fit into the weekend case. Shoes, etc are also in clear bags (Ziploc etc) This makes it easy if your luggage is checked (I’ve been stopped many times but other than once they take one look inside and say go ahead! Clearly it’s a good thing to be organized when you travel.) If I have purchased something breakable, I place it in the center of the jellyroll. I have done this with alcohol (Kahlua, Vodka, etc) and will double wrap in plastic bags before rolling. Most airports have big, clear plastic bags on a roll. These are what I use. I grab 3 each time I travel so I have fresh ones for the next time. We recycle the old ones by using them for grass clippings & leaves.

    THE BIGGEST TIP: When returning home…place your case in the freezer (if you have one large enough–this is why I use the weekender). After 24 hours most if not all bugs that hitched a ride are DEAD. When we travel in Winter the temp is -20*c outside so we leave our bags out back on the deck. This does not hurt the alcohol I brought back!

    When STORING the cases: I spray them first with rubbing alcohol, air dry them place homemade sachets of lavender in crevices, pockets, etc before closing and sealing in the big clean plastic bag. Lavender is a natural bug deterrent.

    Suzanne from Kelowna, British Columbia, CanadaReplyCancel

{Meal Planning} Parmy meatloaf

Did you enjoy last weeks Decluttering challenges, were you able to part with some items?  We will be continuing with more decluttering challenges this week. Thankyou to the lovely Becci from Beccis Domestic Bliss for guest post her meal plan this week.  I love the idea of being able to see what other families have for […]

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  • Jodie Herbert

    at our house we do sausage parmi which is sausages cooked with tomatoes and cheese (can add mixed herbs for flavour) on topReplyCancel

    • Becci Sundberg

      Oh Yum Jodie that sounds delicious. Will be trying that next fortnight!ReplyCancel

    • Becci Sundberg

      Oh Yum Jodie that sounds delicious. Will be trying that next fortnight!ReplyCancel

    • That sounds really yummy, naughty though :)
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