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Organizing Your Purse

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A messy purse is an easy place to lose track of things. Keeping your purse organized will help you stay organized in general and you might be able to carry a smaller purse also. This is a guide about organizing your purse.


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By 10 found this helpful
January 13, 2014

I carry an inexpensive light weight over the door hook, I bought at a 99 cent store in my purse. I hang it over rest room doors that don't have one to hang my coat or purse. That way my belongings stay clean and safe while using the restroom.

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By 7 found this helpful
October 3, 2011

Buy one of those Grandma's Brag Books with the cellophane pages for showing off pictures. Keep your stamps, medicine list, driver's license, proof of insurance, and car registration in each of those clear cellophane pages that are meant to hold pictures.

I also keep any other pertinent information there, such as phone numbers, addresses, and coupons. I keep this booklet in the car at all times, so no hunting through the glove box or my purse anymore. Everything you need is in sight, especially if a policeman is asking for your driver's license. Just take out the brag book and there it is, easy!


By Joanne from Fond du Lac, WI

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By 6 found this helpful
January 25, 2011

Often when we need hand soap in a public place; none is available. An empty pill bottle is easy to carry with liquid soap in your pocket or purse. No spills or mess.

By duckie-do from Cortez, CO

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August 12, 2010

I am going to try putting everything in a large ziplock bag and stuffing it in my purse. I saw that purse organizer thing on TV. I like that you can put it in your purse and then change purses by just lifting it out, but I like the see through aspect of the ziplock bag. I can pull it all out and look at it, and not have the problems finding things anymore. If I like this ziplock thing, I am going to make my own bag inside a bag to put in the purse to use for myself. I love the idea of being able to pull everything out of my purse at once and then put it all back at once!



By Robyn Fed from Hampton, TN

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By 3 found this helpful
November 10, 2011

I was taught, when a little girl, the value of a purse and how to make it a fashion. How does buying a purse save you? Never buy a bag or piggy bank for more then you can save up, is the first rule. Then outfit this bag with the must haves, small amount of makeup and Kleenex, small plastic bag for unforeseen things, an organized wallet, small pill container for a surprising headache or other pain, and writing paper for info numbers collecting, with a pen would help. I have my cell phone, ear mic, eye glasses, safety pins, and measuring tape. Sometimes I have room for a bottle of water.


When shopping for sales, you need to be ready with glasses, measuring tape, and some times a bag, a lot of places do not give bags with purchase. Oh, all women need a place to hide and carry our tampons and pads, a small perfume or BO stick. Each of us are different, lol. I have small travel size hair jell and a brush, breath mints, and a nail clipper. So when we are out and some things arises, we are ready. We do not run to the nearest drug store and spend too much for a last minute need.

By Carolyn from Chilliwack, BC

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November 25, 2009

Oh, I love this and wanted to share it with our Thriftyfun members. The project takes about 2-3 hours and depends on how fast you sew. It took me slightly longer to sew since I double-stitch all my seams. This is my second attempt, the first one was a total disaster. I purchased a piece of heavy-duty fusible interfacing and it was too stiff to work with. I had a 40% discount coupon, so it wasn't much of a loss. On my second attempt, I bought a piece of medium weight fusible interfacing and then used a second 40% coupon.

The organizer holds my wallet + notepad, hand sanitizer, eyeglass lens cleaner + 2 pens, Chapstick, prescription medication, checkbook, hand cream and cellphone. Now I don't have to empty my entire purse to find my pen, sanitizer, or lens cleaner. I have a few extra items that won't fit in the organizer, but this has definitely straightened out the clutter.


By MCW from Lewiston, NY

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February 23, 2012

I use little zippered bags made for holding makeup in a purse. In one, I keep everything I need to have with me. I keep an extra set of keys in the inside zippered compartment of the purse itself.

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July 13, 2016

As a grandmother of seven, I carry a small pair of scissors in my purse. I also did this when my kids were growing up. I have used them often for many things but especially to shorten the drinking straws for the small ones making the straws safer and more manageable.

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October 3, 2011

I've discovered a nice way to hold all your gift cards, grocery store reward cards, driver's license, or ID card. If you or someone you know is taking birth control pills, you know that each prescription comes with a little purple velvet pill carrying case.

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By 0 found this helpful
August 9, 2006

A few months ago, I accidently dropped a small magnet in my purse which sank to the bottom. When I fished around and found the magnet, it was attached to my nail clippers.

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