I read recently that when the world around you faces uncertainty we all have a tendency to strive for a simple, clutter free life. Given the political climate in the US and all of the scary events happening overseas, I am definitely aiming for a simpler life. My recent renovations in our house have helped a lot as I have donated a ton of bags of clothing and a lot of furniture! It feels so good. But there is one thing that drives me crazy 24/7. And that is my purse.
So last weekend I came up with an idea to solve my “purse clutter problem”.
I was standing at my project table and happened to look up at my Rae Dunn desk set. I saw the words Write, Note and Hold. And then it hit me. Why not make bags (with words on them) to hold all of the clutter in my purse?
About a month ago I purchased these small burlap bags online from my favorite store, Save-on-crafts. They cost $3.00 each. No kidding.
So I dumped everything out of my purse (yes, this is a real photo). And started putting everything into piles to determine what categories I needed to get organized.
LIPS – lipstick, chapstick, floss and breath mints
EYES – eye drops, reading glasses and sunglasses
WRITE – pens, marker, highlighter and pencils
FACE – makeup, sunscreen
I still haven’t put away my Silhouette machine so I knew how to get the words on the names of the bags.
I designed a stencil, printed on heat transfer paper and ironed on the words. And now my purse is so organized it’s scary!
I made quite a few of these bags so head on over to my Instagram account @my100yearoldhome for a giveaway. I am giving away a set of these purse bags!