This is one of the many tips I adopted from Marie Kondo's method. This tip tells us to empty our purses every day, and find one drawer, shelf, or station, hopefully near the front door, in which to keep the contents while we are not actually using it/in transit.
At first, like many people, I felt skeptical of the idea because, let's face it, we all need the same sorts of things everyday.
But, just like many people, I noticed huge improvements after beginning this process, such as:
- the simple ability to keep it all tidy, cleaning out receipts, trash, etc.
- the ability to switch out purses more frequently
- the ability to more easily remember to actually charge the cellphone and tablet
- sometimes when at home you need things from your purse (wallet, etc.) and it is obviously easier to get them from a shelf than from inside the purse
- energy things, if you believe in that sort of thing. Things are just better when you air them out.
- You don't actually need all the things on a day to day basis! This method allows you to pick and choose.
- it really is no effort at all. I mean, no effort. When I first started I thought "oh well, this is just going to be another one of those things", but I didn't even feel it. It takes less than a second to dump things from my bag onto a shelf!
These are the things I found were a benefit to actually adopting this arcane-sounding dictum. When I have lapsed in that protocol I find that things get messed up.