This post is sponsored by Target.
Um, yes, so this attractive display is my seen-better-days handbag and its contents in all their glory.
It was a bit of a lucky dip. You might find ten pens/lipsticks/hairties or you might find none! Plus tissues (used? unused? can’t tell), earrings, loose change, shopping lists on scraps of paper, receipts from a year ago…
Yikes, no wonder I couldn’t find anything in there.
I had been wanting to replace a couple of my existing handbags – including the one above – because they were totally worn out (it doesn’t look that bad in the pic but trust me, it was looking very daggy in the flesh leather vinyl).
What I didn’t want was for it to end up in the same mess, so I went and picked up a nifty handbag organiser from the storage department at Target. I also picked out this gorgeous red handbag (totally loving their range of women’s accessories that are on sale right now).
It’s a bit hard to see inside the depths of the black organiser, so here’s what’s in there now:
A few changes I made to keep things neat:
- I switched the loose tissues for a packet (no more scrunched-up questionable looking new tissues).
- I use a notebook to list errands to run / things to buy and tear out the page when I’m done (paper scraps be gone!).
- I’ve since started using this so I only need to carry a tiny stash of emergency lady things (can’t believe I’m sharing this on the internet).
- I’ve been better about taking out receipts (and either discarding them or saving a photo of it to Evernote).
Apart from keeping everything compartmentalised, the other obvious benefit is being able to simply plonk the insert into another handbag. Because I am way too lazy to transfer all of my daily essentials between bags for the sake of fashion.
The bag itself is super roomy; I’ve even thrown my camera in there when I didn’t want to take my whole camera bag. Plus I’ve had heaps of compliments on it which is a bonus!
What are your tips for an organised handbag?