Last week, I posted about the new purse that DangerBear helped me pick out. I usually pick out purses with lots of little pockets, but this one had just a few large pockets.
I knew the secret to keeping everything organized was to have smaller bags inside my purse. First, of course, is my wallet. For Valentine's Day, DangerBear bought me this adorable red organizer/wallet:
It has zippered pockets for coins and stuff, plus lots of card slots, pen loops, and a place for my checkbook. It's so pretty and cute! Plus, it has this:
A handy-dandy solar calculator that slides out. There's a mirror on the other side. I can't tell you how much I adore this wallet, and the calculator was the clincher. I can't tell you how many times I've been in the grocery store and couldn't find my calculator because it was buried under everything else in my purse!
So the wallet holds my cash and cards, checkbook, pen, etc.
I also have a couple of little bags. These were bags I already had. This one, for example, used to be filled with lotions and things:
Now it holds lens cleaner for my glasses, a compact mirror, nail file, hair ties, chapstick, etc.
In this last picture, the bag on the bottom holds wet wipes for washing up when we're on the go. The case above it is a tiny first aid kit. I've managed to fit a tube of Neosporin, a few Band-Aids, and a couple of alcohol wipes. This little baby scored me a few Wonder Mom points with the parents at Chickpea's pre-k last year. On the way into class, she fell and skinned her knee. I whipped out my little case and had it all cleaned up and bandaged in a jiffy.
Actually, if I ever come across those little cases again, I'm going to buy a second one. It has a magnet on the back, so it would make a great little first aid kit to stick on the refrigerator.
I also have a little plastic case that I'm using to hold sewing stuff, but right now it only has a pair of sewing scissors and a plastic yarn needle in it.
So that's my Works for Me Wednesday: No more fishing through my bag for tweezers or a Band-Aid or whatever, because everything is organized!
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