Wednesday, April 22, 2015

what's in my purse and how I organize it

I've had some messy purses over the years. I've lost my keys plenty to the darkness that is the bottom of the purse. I've learned that I function best when my purse is organized and every thing has a place. I hate fumbling around for my keys, or for something specific and taking forever to find it.

Organizing my purse has been so easy and it's it's been so rewarding. No more scrounging around for the tin of mints, hearing them rattle inside my purse, but not knowing where they are.

The best invention to organize my purse has been zipper pouches They are so useful and I don't think that you can have too many. In my purse I have four pouches to keep things nice and tidy. They come in all sorts of sizes and shapes and can be used for many things, not just organizing your purse.

Last year I started using my blue and aqua hobo bag as a purse. It doesn't have any inner pockets like my other purses do so I've have to rely on my zipper pouches to keep things separate. There is a selection of hobo bags in my shop now that do have the option for an inner pocket.
When I want to use a different purse, I just transfer the pouches that I need over. It takes seconds and nothing is forgotten!

Starting on the bottom right, I have my gray sunglasses case. I made it just for myself. I rarely sew a specific item for me but this time I just had to, my old one was really old and worn.  It has the edeenut "exclusive" triple ruffle front. My sunglasses are always in reach and the lenses are scratch free. My eyes are pretty sensitive to the sun, all year long. Summer sun and Winter sun always require sunglasses for me.

The next pouch moving to the left is a Gussy Sews pouch. I love the size of it because it fits a dollar bill flat without having to fold it. It's my wallet and gift card pouch. This is the pouch I grab if I don't want to take my entire purse and just need a "wallet".

This green linen pouch is perfect for my personal items. It is an edeenut original. You could also call this my braces cleaning pouch. It's pretty jam packed holding a toothbrush, flossers, bands, oral wax, toothpicks, chapstick, mints, hair elastic, granola bar, and even another little pouch for lady things.

Next is my receipt pouch. I made it a long time ago with some favorite Denyse Schmidt green plaid fabric. It's usually jam packed with receipts, I just purged. It holds my travel measuring tape, pen and pencil, paypal card reader. My keys for the cabinets at church are clipped to one of my edeenut wrist straps and only come out once a week on Sunday. I keep little buttons and ribbon and fabric swatches handy to match when I go to the fabric store in here too. The black thing you see, is a tripod stand for my phone. To store it in here, I have to keep the two parts separate.

Here is the Phone Tripod Mount ; all set up. This comes in handy a lot when I want to take pictures of my family and don't want to ask a stranger to do it.

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Every now and then I add lots of other stuff to my bag, but this is the basics and I like to keep it to the basics, nice and simple.

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