handbag notes

I mentioned the other day that my one and only handbag for this season was totally falling apart. Well, having bits of leather flaking off the outside was not the only problem. The inside was a disaster zone.

You know by now that I love lists. Unfortunately I’m not so good at throwing out the list once it’s been used. Every time I’d go out on an errands run (tell me I’m not the only one who spends most of their Saturday running errands all over town?!) I’d write a list on a scrap of paper and throw it in my bag. Along with a pen, of course, so I can have the satisfaction of crossing things off.

I then wind up with no less than nine pens and scribbled scraps of paper with shopping lists for travel gear for our Europe trip (you know, the one that was a year and a half ago). ‘Eeeek!’ indeed.

I’m a big fan of going paperless wherever possible, but for whatever reason I prefer paper and pen for my out & about lists. I picked up a cute mini notepad from Target and put it in my bag along with a single pen. Even if I forget to tear off the previous week’s list at least it will be contained in the notepad and not turn into handbag flotsam.

Are you a pen & paper girl like me? Or do you use your phone or even try to keep everything in your head?


3 Responses

  • I am totally a pen and paper gal, all the way! And I do end up with lots of paper in my bags, especially because I also collect receipts to keep track of my spendings… I may need to invest in a smartphone soon, to at least get rid of that particular pile of random notes!

    • Yep I use my phone to take photos of receipts that I then store in Evernote (although I am a bit slack about doing it!). Maybe an envelope or little folder would help keep them protected and contained for the time being?

  • 417796 326192I will right away grasp your rss as I can not in finding your e-mail subscription hyperlink or e-newsletter service. Do you

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