Quick Clean Up - The Purse Edition..

Ok,  so I decided to take on a 'Quick Clean Up Challenge' and after I started, I quickly realized it was long over due.

Quick clean up of... My handbag!















(above handbag - Tignanello)


Now I am not one to carry the entire world in my handbag.. but after starting to clean it, I realized why it was so heavy!    The culprit - loose change, and lots of it.













After I had emptied my bag, I decided I might as well change handbags while I was at it.. why not right? :0)
And it just so happen that I had recently purchased a new bag which I had not used as of yet.

I actually tend to change handbags every few weeks..  therefore they stay 'well maintained'. (neat & organized)
However, due to having 2 graduations, and 2 birthdays within the last four weeks..  it had been a little longer than that, and it showed.  :0)

While I do like to change my bags often, I do not buy a new bag that often, in fact I only purchased one handbag in the past 1 1/2 years. (The pink one I am about to show you)  :0)



( I tend to choose brand name handbags and keep them for years, and I just switch them out often..   but I generally choose a less expensive and plain wallet that coordinates, instead of the exact match.. it saves money, and I can use it with another bag.  However, I really just choose a bag because I like it - doesn't have to be any particular brand, etc..)

So after going through everything in my bag...
Here was my results:

 I had a pile of loose change to move into the change jar.. Yay!
A few ink pens to put elsewhere...
Old store punch point card things, that I decided I just don't need to hang on to and carry around...
and receipts and deposit slips to put away.

After that I simply switched wallets, got a cute little makeup bag that I made recently so I could organize my iphone cord, as well as some of the loose items that tend to get lost in the bottom of the bag, such as: extra lip gloss, small brush, mirror, hairbands, etc..  then placed it all inside my bag.














Waaahlaaa!































(pink handbag: Coach // Pink Ruched Wallet: from Kohls (shown below)


So much better..
My bag is freshly organized now which is really nice, and also quite a bit lighter... amazing what removing the excessive amount of loose change, and downsizing a few things can do..
and switching from leather to fabric helped a little too. :0)

I still have plenty of room for a bottle of water, my ipad, and my small camera whenever I want to toss those in as well.

So have you tackled any 'Quick Clean Up's' lately?













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5 comments

  1. I love your new bag and wallet! The color is great. Isn't it amazing how quickly they can become a mess with receipts, etc! I too use a small zippered cosmetic bag to house items like lip gloss, ibuprofen, lotion, hair ties,and other items. It helps keep the mess down! Have a great week.....:)
    Blessings, Vicky
    Life On Willie Mae Lane

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  2. I too usually buy good bags and cheap wallets to change out.

    I try to keep mine pretty clean. Switching it out often helps.

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    1. I agree.. I think switching bags often definitely helps in keeping
      the 'clutter' under control and keeping organized.

      Thanks for stopping by.

      -Tina

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    Kristina
    http://www.yomichaelmichael.com

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