Today’s challenge is really more for the female readers — sorry guys — as it has to do with our purses. You know, those portable bags we carry to survive away from home, but which somehow end up holding everything and seem as heavy as a house? I don’t know about you, my purse holds my wallet, sunglasses, lipsticks, planner, notebook, phone, receipts, breath mints, small reading material, and a few writing utensils — and those are just the things that come to mind off the top of my head; who knows what else may be lurking around in there! And when I’m in a hurry, not everything gets put away neat and tidy, and I am often digging through a pile of clutter just to find what I need. Can anyone relate?
I’m a disorganized mess. My purse is gross: I once found a shoulder pad, string cheese, and a Christmas ornament in it!
~ Hoda Kotb, Today show TV host
So today I’m challenging you to take 5 minutes — just 5! — and clean out your purse. Throw away any trash, pull out receipts and file or shred them, put all the floating money back in your wallet, and remove anything that isn’t essential to carry with you. I doubt you’ll need the full 5 minutes, but I promise that it will be 5 minutes well spent! Go ahead, give it a try!
Does your purse feel lighter? (We girls love to lose weight, no matter where it comes off, right?) Can you see the bottom of your purse? Doesn’t that make you feel good? I just love it! Five minutes of organizing every few days is all you really need to keep your purse from becoming a black hole, but what if there was a product available to help you end your handbag chaos? I recently discovered an organizing tool that can do just that — The Purse Perfector.
I came across the Purse Perfector at my organizing conference a few weeks ago. It’s a great idea and I thought I’d share it with you (**NOTE: I do not receive any monetary compensation for sharing this product or its links). Here’s what it looks like:
As you can see from the photos, the Purse Perfector is a purse insert that helps you keep all your on-the-go items organized. It can move easily from one purse to another, stands upright on its own, includes 13 pockets, and is the only handbag organizer that changes shape to fit smaller or longer bags without adding extra weight to your purse. It’s also machine washable — which is extremely important, you know, for all those snack crumbs we have at the bottom of our purses. And with 2 sizes and 9 colors to choose from, the Purse Perfector is functional and pretty — gotta love that! If you want more information about this product, or would like to order one of these handy helpers for yourself or for a friend, you can visit their website at www.purseperfector.com.
So that’s it for this week my friends! It’s been a roller coaster of week, but I’m glad we’re on the ride together. Have a great weekend!
Your organizing friend,
Go 2 Gal