Hi everyone! I hope your weeks are going great and you’re staying organized and productive.
First of all, I wanted to share how overly excited I am about my new bag! I purchased it at Target for around $30. Yes, I’m a girl on mission to save money, yet look great, which is why Target is one of my favorite stores. I’ve had it for a couple of weeks now and I wanted to make sure the system I have works before I shared it with you guys. Good news: I love it!
This bag fits my organizer-girl needs for a couple of reasons. First, it has handbag handles and an over the shoulder strap. This is becoming an essential for bags because it gives you versatility to either grab and go, or carry it hands-free. Second, it has exterior pockets. If you’re the kind of person who has trouble keeping your purse organized or you find you’re always digging for your keys or phone, you need to get a bag that has exterior pockets (or start using the ones you have). Exterior pockets are essential for an organized purse.
Why, you ask? Well, let me explain. When you toss your phone, keys and other in-and-out essentials into the main body of your purse, they’re likely to settle right to the bottom, leaving you digging around your purse on the hood of the car until you find them. How many times can you remember tossing a lip gloss into your bag never to be seen again until the next purse clean-out day? Keep things you’re going to use regularly in exterior pockets.
I keep my phone right in the front pocket with the clasp, and I put my keys in one of the zipper pockets on the side of the purse. Only put one essential item into each exterior pocket. This is key to easily finding what you’re looking for and putting it back in a breeze–I know it is for me! Let’s take a look inside, shall we?