{Declutter} Handbag

Please forgive me my day’s have been all out recently, yesterday’s post was ‘Cleaning Tuesday’ clearly it was Wednesday, but here I go again, Decluttering on a Thursday instead of Wednesday, will you forgive me??  LOL.

I have posted about decluttering your handbag before, however, I want to repost this, because I have so many new readers (I am not sure if you go through the old posts).  But this is something that really needs to be done regularly, so I am sure if you have read this before, it will be a nice reminder again.

Decluttering your handbag

Handbags aren’t just a fashion statement, they are perfect for carrying around all our ‘stuff’, but they are also 1 thing we forget to keep clean and organised.

Do you store way too many extra ‘things’ in your handbag?  Does your phone ring and you can’t find it because of all the ‘stuff’?  Do you loose your keys??  I have more paper clutter in my handbag more than anything – shopping lists, receipts, specials brochures, to-do lists.

So I thought today’s challenge be as simple as throw away 5 things cluttering your handbag.  But please don’t stop at 5 though,  if you have 8 or 10 please continue.  What do we really need to keep in our handbag, here is my example:

  • Notebook from Kikki-k, given to me by a lovely friend (image below)
  • Pen
  • Keys
  • Purse
  • Mobile Phone
  • Lipbalm
  • Sunglasses
  • Waterbottle, as I have been drinking alot of water recently
  • Ladies product (zippered away, for emergencies)
  • A fold up bag for shopping at places like Target and Spotlight that are now bag free
  • + all things baby if you have a nappy bag.

I keep things like nail files, hand moisturising, anti-bacterial gel, hairties, Panadol, first aide-kit in my car rather than my handbag and use them while sitting at traffic lights.

This is the notepad I have.  It fits beautifully in my handbag, with an elastic strap to hold the pen in place.  Great for when I am out and need to write something down, like a post idea, phone numbers, to-do list when I get home, many possabilities.

Cherry Chapstick, always found in my bag, car, various drawers around the house, I love it, might have to do a post about it one day 😉


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Julie May 13, 2011 - 12:51 PM

Don’t worry
– not having perfect domestic goddess posts adds to their appeal – it keeps the goal of being organised into the realm of the attainable for us mere mortals!!
(We are not yet worthy ..) 🙂

Kahler August 5, 2011 - 5:16 AM

Thanks for sharing I have been organising my whole house and family but never thought to organise my hand bag it’s always full of receipts and shopping lists and other such junk, love having a guideline to work from to help me sought my hand bag 🙂 P.S love your blog it’s very inspiring!!!

Jenna December 3, 2012 - 1:59 AM

I keep all of my cosmetics in a clear zipped bag for easy access and it keeps me from looking for them in the canyon that is my handbag. Same for pens and other office supplies. Still haven’t mastered the paper, but working on it.

Jane January 30, 2013 - 9:16 AM

I keep a separate coin purse + credit card holder which I keep all my membership/discount cards in – this saves my wallet being overstuffed & impossible to keep closed. I also have a cosmetic purse where I keep a pen, nail file, paracetamol, hand cream + a few other bits & bobs. It’s great – so easy to now find my keys, mobile & wallet

Faith Hepworth February 18, 2013 - 8:11 AM

you forgot tissues for the handbag, i also keep mints in mine for the fresh breath emergencies. i also use that same particular chapstick its great the best ive used to be honest

fiona February 18, 2013 - 11:56 AM

I like to change my handbag over alot, so each time it gets a good declutter!!

Katrina April 15, 2013 - 11:16 AM

Hi Kat, just voted for your blog on the AWC site, good luck!! Your site is fantastic, you deserve the nomination, best wishes Katrina Qld

Katrina April 15, 2013 - 12:47 PM

Hi Katrina, thank you so much for taking time out to do that, I really appreciate it.


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