How to Keep Your Bag Organised
Living minimally is a trend that’s nothing new. With the KonMari method taking the world by storm, more people than ever are interested in reorganising their possessions and living a life free from clutter. However, have you ever thought of expanding the practice to your daily handbag? Despite being by your side at all times, handbags are often overlooked when it comes to regular cleanups, despite the various benefits. Not only can keeping your bag organised make your daily routine go by a lot more smoothly, you’ll feel much less stressed when your bag doesn’t resemble a disaster zone. Here are some tips to ensure that everything stays in order:
1. Clean out your bag weekly.
When you're swept up with work and other commitments, it’s understandable that maintaining the contents of your handbag would be the last thing on your mind. Unfortunately, this usually means that bags are left to accumulate all kinds of junk over time, from loose change to receipts and used tissues. In this case, making time to clean out your bag on a weekly basis has obvious benefits. Not only will you feel instantly refreshed afterwards, but you might even find that missing lipstick you thought you’d lost weeks ago.
2. Make use of fun accessories.
One trait of organised people is that they know where everything is, at all times. It’s never fun when you’re rummaging for keys outside your car or front door, so why not make life easier with a simple accessory? A unique keychain or keyring is perfect for making your keys more accessible, and easier to locate in the depths of your handbag.
3. Only carry what you need.
To keep things minimal and lighten your daily load, it’s best not to carry around more items in your bag than is necessary. If you catch yourself bringing an item ‘just in case’, stop that thought in its tracks! Chances are, you won’t actually need it and will just end up carrying dead weight. Also, if you like using beauty products on the run, consider purchasing travel-sized versions to carry in your handbag. Not only will this help you stay organised, your body will thank you for it too. In fact, bags that are too heavy have been scientifically proven to cause back problems and poor posture in the long run.
4. Invest in pouches.
Pouches may be an underrated accessory, but they are also lifesavers. They make small items easier to find within your bag, and are a worthy investment if you carry around makeup or small items such as cords and loose change. If you switch bags on a regular basis, pouches can also also make the process of transferring items a whole lot easier. After all, there’s nothing worse than looking for something only to realise you left it in your other handbag!