Talking purse organization today! I’ve shared my organized purse with you all before.
In the past I used this card organizer to hold random cards and receipts. It worked great, but I was ready for a change.
When I was visiting my family in Utah this summer I went to a fun boutique in my hometown and found these darling wallets. Mint! I LOVE mint. My DMD (decision making disorder) kicked in and I couldn’t choose which one to buy. They were really inexpensive so.. I sort of came home with them all. Does that ever happen to you? :) The clutch is to use once in a while when I just need my cell phone and a few things, but the other three wallets now live in my purse.
I’ve found that the best way to keep my purse organized is to not have anything loose in my purse. If I have loose items rolling around in my purse, I keep tossing other loose items in my purse and before long, I have a hot mess of loose items in my purse. And some fishy crackers. Because if you have kids, you’ve had smushed fishy crackers living at the bottom of your purse at one point or another. By keeping small items inside wallets it’s so easy to find what I need and it helps me keep trash and other unnecessary items out of my purse. There’s no wallet designated for smushed fishy crackers. :)
So here is what is currently inside my bag! My cell, 3 wallets, favorite Kate Spade aviators, keys (key fob link in this favorites post), and my Sunny Side Up business cards. Which I carry with me at all times to hand out to random people I meet on the street. Kidding! They were just still sitting in my purse from Haven. :)
Aside from the mint I also fell in love with these wallets because of the black and white striped lining inside of them! Mint AND black and white stripes!? Be still my heart. See why they all had to come home with me!? Obviously this wallet holds my credit cards, check book, cash, etc.
This little zipper pouch is full of dividers (I so love dividers). I have my cards all seperated – receipts, coupons, gift cards, etc. SO easy to find what I need! And yes. I have my receipts paper clipped (this is where my mom starts shaking her head). I toss most of my receipts in the trash, but if I’m buying something I might want to return I hang on to them for a while. And if I have more than one from one store I clip them together. Sorry mom. I can’t help it. And no I’m not interested in medication. Yet..
This little wallet has no dividers so it holds a few small must haves! My lip stick (trying and loving MAC “Twig” right now), my all time favorite lip gloss that looks good over ANY lipstick (Bobbi Brown High Shimmer Belllini), my Bobbi Brown face touch up stick (Warm Sand) and my forever favorite Cherry Ice Chapstick. I always keep floss with me (handy!) and a small tape measure. Can’t tell you how many times I’ve used that for measuring possible purchases for the house when I’m out and about. Random I know, but these are my must haves! If I need to grab some lip gloss while I’m driving, no searching through a messy purse! So easy to grab and find what I need with my handy little wallet system. :)
I found this cute mint wallet (and other fun inexpensive options!) at Target if you want to use something similar to organize your purse. Crazy to have 3 wallets in your purse? Maybe. But my wallet system works! Try it and you’ll see. :)
LOVE having my purse organized. It makes me happy multiple times each day. I’ll be back tomorrow sharing my favorite new handbags for Fall! I’m on a handbag kick, can you tell?
I’ve heard of worse things.
Like smushed fishy crackers.
24 thoughts on “My organized purse and must have items inside!”
Hi Erin!! I’m still using the Martha Stewart file from Staples that you pictured for coupons, etc. I love it! As always, I love your posts and look forward to each and every one!
Hoping you will post back-to-school pictures in a few days!
Thank you Jane! Back to school pics for sure. I’m gearing up for a sad morning with my baby starting Kindergarten! xo
I love your mint wallet ,all three of them. Cool choice. I am eagerly waiting to see your favorites handbags.
Thanks Shmyla! Coming soon! :)
I love it, Erin – bags within bags :)
Wallets for days… ;) Thanks Marcia!
I can see why you bought all of those wallets! They are beautiful! While reading this post I realized it must have been you who inspired me to add wallets and zippered pouches to my purse. Although mine are not nearly as pretty as yours. And I still end up with receipts smashed at the bottom. The rest of the purse is pretty neat. I do like the idea to paperclip receipts. Thanks so much for sharing, Erin! You are pretty darn clever. And I’m glad you share. :)
Thanks Jeanne! It’s hard to keep them clean, isn’t it!? I’m constantly having to go through mine and toss things. But I’m so happy when my purse is organized. One of those little things. :) Enjoy your day cutie! xo
Just tried to leave a comment and it said it was spam??? Anyway, thanks for the tips!! I love the mint too. Have a great day.
Oh no! Let me know if that happens again and I’ll look into it! Thank you! xo
I’m not sure I’ve ever known someone to have three wallets in their bag. You are organization goals! :)
Ha! Well now you do. ;) xo
Hi Erin, love your post cause you always make me either smile or laugh :-) Thanks and have a great week:-)
So sweet of you Kai! Thank you! Makes me happy I made you happy. ;) xo
Loved this post, Erin! I also have 3 pouches in my handbag: my wallet, a bag for cosmetics, and another zippered pouch that has pens for my planner, headphones, my phone charger and my glasses. I was wondering: do you carry pens and a planner too?
I ADORE your blog, and I always look forward to new posts. May I suggest pantry and closet organization as future topics? Oh, and bedroom decorating would be awesome too!
Have a wonderful day.
Thank you so much Ximena! What a fun comment! :) I do usually carry a pen or two but no planner because I use my iPhone when I’m out and about and then have a large planner I use at home for work. I SO need to share my pantry and closet! They are mostly organized but I just haven’t had the time or energy to take pictures! Great Fall post ideas for sure. Bedroom decor is coming at some point also! It’s still a work in progress. :) Thanks again cutie! xo
Thanks for the purse organizing tips! I visit St. George often and would love to know the name of the fun boutique where you found the wallets. Thanks!
Love the bags! Especially the color! What is the name of the boutique? Maybe they would ship out!
Don’t forget about the hair appliance organizing you said you would do a post on!
Have a great weekend!
I needed this, thanks for sharing. love your posts.
So glad it helped! Thank you Liz! xo
Erin, I love this post so much! I need as much organization advice as I can get! Thank you!
hi Erin! What is the name of your Tory bag? I loooooove it! Great shade of beige too!!!
Hi Joelle! Thank you! Oh my word.. I wish I knew! I’ve had that bag for a couple of years now and it was a gift from my husband. I have no clue what it was called. Sorry that’s not more help! xo