How to Organize Any Handbag
Your handbag is where you keep all your daily necessities, from makeup to keys and glasses, toys for the kids, tissues and mints, and for the single ladies, sometimes a change of undies! With all the things you need to keep in your handbag it’s no wonder it can become a jumbled mess and get disorganized very quickly. This can lead to losing things at the bottom, your makeup getting broken or leaking, and you taking far too long to find the items you need. Consider some quick tips for how to organize any handbag.
First, be sure you clean out everything you don’t need. Do you really need to carry all those receipts and mail, five packs of gum, and snacks for the children in your handbag every day and everywhere you go? Clean out your handbag every night, removing grocery lists you no longer need, empty packs of gum and anything else that’s just taking up space. The fewer items you have, the easier it is to keep those things organized.
Next, take advantage of small pockets inside or outside of your handbag for keeping your makeup safe and organized. If you separate your makeup into a small pocket you won’t get it on other items in your handbag and it will be easier to find it. You might also invest in a small makeup bag that will fit in your handbag so you can keep everything safe and organized.
Small organizing bags and compartments you keep inside your handbag can also keep everything else you carry organized. If you must have snacks for the children, use a plastic zipper sandwich bag to hold a pack of crackers and a wet napkin; you can put the garbage right back into the zipper bag when they’re done and keep crumbs out of your handbag. A makeup case can also hold your undies if you’re packing for an overnight stay. Make use of small bags for everything you need to carry.
How you put things away in your handbag will also determine how organized it seems. Put things in first that you don’t often use, such as pens and highlighters. Put your makeup bag on top of that and then your wallet off to one side. Once you have those items packed, add your phone. This will keep it on top so you can get to it quickly.
Rearrange your handbag as needed throughout the day to keep it organized. Resist the urge to use it as a garbage collector or place to story kid’s toys. This will help you to stay organized and to ensure you can find everything you need right when you need it.