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

by Melanie at 'Only A Breath'

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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Melanie is a blessed wife, busy working mom, and modern southern belle. She writes at OnlyABreath.com where she shares encouragement, devotions, organization ideas, giveaways, and tips for busy moms. She loves to spread hope and embrace each day to the fullest!

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1 Lisa March 5, 2013 at 10:38 am

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 Katie March 5, 2013 at 1:24 pm

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 Twisted Cinderella March 5, 2013 at 3:57 pm

I was just organizing my purse yesterday! Great job!

Thanks for mentioning my post. <3

My post is up for today: http://tc-twistedfairytale.blogspot.ca/2013/03/tackle-it-tuesday.html


4 annette March 5, 2013 at 5:12 pm

fun post! laughing…right now anything we leave in the van freezes, so we won’t start smelling it for a while. happy day to you.


5 Lauren March 6, 2013 at 10:36 am

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.


6 Jill Robson March 6, 2013 at 4:39 pm

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.


7 Rachel R. March 7, 2013 at 7:29 pm

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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