How I Organized A New Purse For Productivity

Purse Organization

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How I Organized A New Purse For Productivity

This past weekend I changed purses. I hear you out there…so what’s the big deal? Well, I’ll tell you the big deal. I have worn/carried the same bag for 2 years. Yes, I loved this bag. In fact, I still love it but I got a new purse for Christmas and so I am happy for a little change. So I’ve decided to do a little purse organization.

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To get the change started, I weighed my old purse and although I was expecting it to weigh around 20 – 25lbs, that purse came in at a whopping 74.5lbs. That is crazy! The goal is to purge and get my new purse down to a manageable weight. 🙂 I thought perhaps the scale was broken and off by 50 – 60lbs. And if that is the case, then I must be at least 50lbs lighter than the scale is reporting. Ha…wishful thinking. So I had to face the fact that the bag actually did weigh that much.

Purse Organization

I purchased a new purse organizer and a five-pack makeup bag set in order to hold small items in zippered cases to keep them from getting lost in the bottom of the new purse and to keep them from falling out of the purse if it happens to tip over.

Purse Organization
SPANXThe Purses:

remove everything from the old purse

before moving on and if you intend to reuse the old purse at some point, I suggest cleaning out the old purse, checking and repairing any tears in the lining and cleaning and moisturizing the outside leather if necessary. It will be ready for use whenever you are ready to wear it again

purge items that are no longer needed

find clever ways to store items in the new purse

enjoy the new purse


My old purse is a workhorse and I will always love that Sorial of New York handbag. It is a roomy tote and the leather is soft and supple. It holds so much and is easy to carry. And although it carried almost 75lbs of “stuff” there is still no fraying of the straps and nothing is pulling. I would say that is amazing. I know I will use it again.

The Coach has several pockets and zippered sections which makes organization easier and I love the smell of new leather. 🙂 I am hoping the leather on the new purse will soften as I use it because it is a little stiff right now.
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11 thoughts on “How I Organized A New Purse For Productivity

  1. Nikki Gwin says:

    I do need to get some organizers for my pocketbook. I love how ladies switch up their bags to go with their outfits and I just can’t do that. They say they do it by having everything in a few separate bags and all they have to do is move the bags to whatever purse they want to use. I need to make a change.
    I can’t believe you were lugging around nearly 75 lbs.
    🙂 gwingal

  2. Clearissa Coward says:

    Hi Nikki. The separate bags make a difference. Truth be told, I think I like that concept better than the purse organizer, but I do need to use the organizer because I need some things at a finger reach. Hey, I know it is ridiculous to think I was carrying that much weight as well. I am now kinda sorry I shared that. lol

  3. Clearissa Coward says:

    Hi Christie, I am thinking I should have weighed it someplace else as well. But if my scale is off, then I sure do weigh a whole lot less as well. And when I visit the doctor, my scale and their scale is ride on. smh

  4. Teresa says:

    I hope your new purse becomes just as loved as the old. Thank you for all of your wonderful organizational tips Clearissa. I definitely need to implement your ideas with my purse, I’m tired of having to dig for things!

  5. Clearissa Coward says:

    Lord Girl, if I had a gun in mine as well, who knows what it would weigh. 😉 Guess I’ll find out soon enough. Hubs and I are talking about beginning the legal process of purchasing a couple. I need to hit the range though. I have never owned one before. Do weigh your’s with the gun and let me know how much it weighs. 🙂

  6. Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures says:

    I love the smell of new leather, too, and recently *deliberately* chose a new smaller purse so that I had to minimize what I was carrying. It took some adjusting, but I did it and my shoulder feels much less painful! Thank you for all the tips! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

  7. Clearissa Coward says:

    Hi Marci. Thanks for stopping by. I am happy you enjoy my tips. So far I am enjoying my smaller purse as well. Let’s both keep our fingers crossed that both of us an adjust to the smaller size. 🙂

  8. Teresa says:

    Hi Clearissa, I’m stopping by from the #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty. Thank you for hosting and for linking up! Love your tips, so I’ve shared again!

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