Tackle it Tuesday – How to Organize Your Purse in 5 Minutes

I have to admit that my purse ends up looking like a black hole of mystery. I realized that I needed to clean out my purse after I reached in to grab an ink pen and discovered . . .  a cold, hard ball in my purse! I honestly do not remember putting that apple in there.

Obviously I have a little issue with produce. I’m working on it . . .

This week I decided to dump out my purse and get down to the basics. You would not believe all of the things I found in my purse. On top of the apple, I found toys, an abundance of tissues, old receipts, a DVD, cash, and several tubes of lipstick that I didn’t even know I owned!

It amazed me that it only took me 5 minutes to clean out my purse, and it has honestly made my whole week smoother. Now I can find what I need and that is a wonderful feeling.

How to Organize Your Purse in 5 Minutes

I’m trying to narrow my purse down to the very basics. Inside, you will now find:

  • Wallet
  • Keys
  • Planner
  • Feminine needs
  • 1 tube of lipstick
  • 1 small pack of tissue

Am I missing any essentials? What do you carry in your purse?

Link up and show us what you’ve been tackling this week! Don’t be shy — it can be any project, large or small! I love to see your projects and was inspired to create a rotating weeks menu plan after seeing this great article at SaverChic! And I have to say, Twisted Cinderella, you have inspired me to tackle my freezer like you did in this post — great job!

Hope you have a great week!

Now, take a peek into your purse and let me know what you’ve got in there!

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  1. says

    Melanie, I don’t know how you did it but you succeeded in telling my story. You must have been in my purse! I actually found a green apple in one of my handbags last week. Too Funny!

  2. says

    Holy cow! Thank you so much for mentioning my article about the rotating meal plan. I really appreciate it, and I’m glad it helped! :-) I’m off to clean out my purse, now.

  3. says

    I found a great way to organize my purse is to empty it all out into a large plastic bag. Then, I only put back what I need into the purse. The rest gets stored away and put back into its place, or thrown away.

  4. says

    To add to your list, I always have a pen, business cards, points cards, tic tacs, and my cell phone in my everyday purse as well. When i go to meet a new client for my organizing services that is a whole different ball game. I have a tote from Thirty One Gifts for that.

  5. says

    I have way more than that in my purse: hairbrush, hairclips/ponytail holders (for me and for my girls), pens (have to have extras for the kids), notepad…

    We went to a restaurant once, and my mom ordered a banana split. The server came back and said they couldn’t serve a banana split because they’d run out of bananas. So my mother produced a banana from her purse and asked if they could just use hers! lol


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