Saturday, March 8, 2014

The Clutter We Carry

Whether you use a purse, backpack, computer bag, traveler bag, or even just your pockets, we all carry things with us on a daily basis.  Over the course of time we collect more items and before we know it, we are actually carrying around our clutter, lugging it around, dragging it around.  It weighs us down, makes it difficult to find what we need and drives us crazy.  I realized that my purse was overflowing with junk earlier this week:


Pads of paper, receipts, tissues, ticket stubs, coupons, multiple pens, medication, vitamins, you name it, it was in there! I had even unzipped the extension part of my purse to make more room, something I only do when I use my purse as more of a carry on when doing long distance travel.  It was time to declutter!

I sorted through the items and recycled all the paper, threw away the old, and got rid of the multiple pens and pads of paper.  I thought through my daily routine and kept only the essentials:


The essentials include: notebook, pen, sunglasses, glasses, wallet, business cards, make up bag, ear-buds, purse hook and winter gear (to be put away once spring finally decides to make an appearance!).

And VOILA!


 I was able to close up the extension and fit all my essentials in my light and spacious purse.  The rest of the week was much easier not sifting through lots of junk! I am now making it a priority to go through my purse at the end of each week to get rid of any accumulated clutter and keep the items I carry to a minimum.

What are your tips and tricks to keeping your daily bag clutter free?