Step 1. Sort everything that is in your purse into piles by category: first aid, beauty, personal comfort, makeup, receipts, etc, while tossing any obvious trash. I recommend including piles for incoming and outgoing items. I’ll share more on that next week!
Step 2. Go through the “Outgoing” pile and return things to their rightful home.
Step 3. Employ the “containers within containers” rule from my Rules for Results. Repeatedly. That’s it! OK, I confess, that makes it more than three steps but, I promise, it’s a really simple concept to implement!
The most effective way to get and keep your purse organized is to incorporate zippered pouches, cases and other containers to…well, contain the things that live in your purse. OK, I hope nothing is actually alive in there…I guess anything is possible! But I’m referring to what belongs in your purse. For any gentlemen that might be reading, you can apply the same steps and concepts to organizing your briefcase, gym bag or backpack.
So, I’d love the skinny… Are you a large purse kind of girl? Do you change purses frequently or use them until they’re all used up? Do you have a favorite brand/type of bag or do you buy whatever strikes your fancy? Check back on Monday where I’ll share what’s in mine and some resources and tools for organizing what’s in your purse.
Ciao for now!