Buckle Your Purse in Your Seat Belt

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Memphis has a lot of crime, as most places these days do. To guard against purse snatching, when I buckle my seat belt, I also buckle at least one handle of my purse into it. This also comes in handy when I need something out of my purse while I'm driving. I know that my purse is always down to my right and so I can reach right in it without having to look over in the passenger seat or the floor board. Plus, if a car wreck were to happen, there is less chance that the valuable contents of my purse are going to be thrown everywhere and anywhere.


By Judy from Memphis, TN

November 5, 20090 found this helpful

What a super idea. I rolled my truck two years ago during a blizzard in which my purse and many other things were thrown out of the truck. I hunted and hunted in the snow on my hands and knees for my purse. I was alone and thankfully not hurt badly but in my purse was my identification someone would have needed if I were. If I had only thought of buckling it in. Kudos to you!

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November 5, 20090 found this helpful

Great idea! I make it a habit to lock my doors as soon as I get in the car, especially if is late at night. I had not thought about a roll-over.

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November 5, 20090 found this helpful

Great idea. I also buckle by purse to the shopping cart seat belt for safekeeping.

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November 5, 20090 found this helpful

I do this once in awhile by mistake. Now I'm going to do it every time on purpose!

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November 7, 20090 found this helpful

That's a really good idea! Just yesterday after I finished shopping I dumped my purse out of the seat onto the parking lot. I was lucky that time having thought to zip it up after I cashed out with my purchases! Thinking to close it is a big plus! I don't always do that & have had everything tump out of it in the middle of the water dept. as I payed a bill ! How embarrassing!

Honey's mom : I also often buckle my bag into the child seat in the cart! It gets rather heavy on my shoulder after going to 3 stores! I am a shoulder bag lady; never took much to handbags or clutches. My back & shoulders ached all the rest of the day & into the night from having the weight of my bag to carry for so long! Part of it may have been from driving my pickup - it is a 24 mile round trip to & from town + the added milage in town between dads & dinner & then shopping. I'm giving your post a THUMB UP for making me think! Thanks

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November 19, 20090 found this helpful

What a great idea. I never once thought of that. Going to try that this noon when I go out.

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August 21, 20120 found this helpful

Hey, good idea with the seatbelt. I always buckle my purse while shopping in the shopping cart seatbelts for the kids. No one will grab and run with my purse.

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August 26, 20120 found this helpful

Another idea, when leaving your car, put keys in your pocket, not your purse. If someone steals your purse, you can still get home!

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August 27, 20120 found this helpful

I use a shoulder purse also. My wallet with my money and cards is a small purse with straps that I can remove from my bigger purse so I don't need to take my bigger purse into the stores. This makes it handier to shop and I don't need to worry about that bigger purse.

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