Awhile back a Facebook friend sent me a message with this gem of an idea that I couldn’t WAIT to try out! It addresses one of the things that drives me to most crazy! Switching everything out of one purse to another when you feel like carrying a different bag! My friend Jeanne said she uses a dollar store craft caddy to organize her purse. It makes for easy access and it is a snap when changing from one bag to another.
I think this idea may have just added a couple of years to my life because I’m certain the aggravation this problem causes me has taken years OFF! :-) As a matter of fact, I have several nice purses that I rarely use because I hate the hassle of switching out all the contents.
When I was at craft store recently I happened to run across this great little craft organizer on clearance for $9.99 and remembered Jeanne’s tip. I snapped it up (it was the only one left) and couldn’t wait to get home to try it! I probably could have found a cheaper one at the dollar store like Jeanne suggested but I really liked this one because it was nice and sturdy.
It had a place for all of “The Essentials,” so if I needed to change bags in a hurry (which always seems to be the case) I could just grab this, throw it in the new bag and go! PLUS, it has the added benefit of keeping everything much more organized in my constantly DISorganized bag.
As you can see by the photos below…I had fun trying it out in several different purses. All different sizes and shapes! It fit in every single one!
My purse buddy worked especially well for this tote which is basically one big “black hole” when it comes to trying to find something in it.
Another nice fit. This is a bag I travel with a lot so I have to make the big bag switcheroo a lot with this one.
One of my favorite bags….a Steve Madden bag I found at Burlington Coat Factory. (I actually get a lot of my purses there! They have GREAT prices on really nice designer bags!)
It was a tight fit in this slimmer bag, but in hindsight, if I’d taken out the sunglasses on the side it would have fit just right!
I am absolutely LOVING my new purse buddy and having everything I need right at my fingertips. Thank you again Jeanne!
What are YOUR purse essentials?