Tidying up your Handbag Content

Besides your cell phone, your handbag and wallet are the most important items you carry around with you each day. What does your handbag say about you? From the design and shape, to the content inside. It can reveal a lot about your personality. Also, many of us know how annoying it can be, when it takes forever to find something in our handbag. Which is why it’s so important to keep your bag content organised and to avoid carrying unnecessary things with you. 

How to organise your handbag content, wallet and keys

  • Empty your whole handbag onto your bed and group all the items.
  • Discard all unwanted and old items.
  • If you change your handbag regularly, then invest in a bag-insert, available from Ikea. This allows you to keep the most important items together and it is easy to move your things from one bag to another.
  • Ideally use a smaller bag to avoid carrying too many things with you. It’s also better for your posture and back.
  • Then go through your wallet and discard old receipts, tickets and vouchers.
  • Keep clothing receipts for a month. Store them in a small box and place it in your closet.
  • Check if all your cards are still valid and re-apply for new identity cards or drivers license if needed.
  • It might also be time to get a new wallet or key hanger.
  • Collect all your keys in your home and check if each key has a purpose. Discard any loose keys for which there is no purpose.
  • It’s advisable to have one or two spare keys for the main entrance. You might need them for the house sitter or guests.
  • If you have lots of keys, invest in a key box or wall key hanger. Ideally, position this in your study or kitchen area. I find it doesn’t look nice in the entrance hall, which tends to look messy easily.
  • It’s also best to label your household keys so you know exactly what the function is of each key.
  • As a safety precaution ~ it is best to keep your main key chain in your bedroom. Place it in a dedicated bowl.
  • Organise your handbag, at least every 2 weeks, to keep it tidy.

„I am very organised these days, and I keep my life in my bag, like most women.“ – Britt Ekland

Follow my 52 Week Organise your Life Programme

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