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After putting the Spring pocketbook I made this weekend to use for a couple of days I wanted to report that I am really enjoying it. The thing that adds to my enjoyment is having an overflow bag and a designated launch pad.
The overflow bag can be any kind of totebag, even a recycled plastic grocery bag will suffice. The one I am using today is a totebag given away at a Dollar General Store grand opening.
What goes into my overflow bag? Anything that isn't absolutely essential for me to carry inside stores, work or church, but things I need to have easy access to at any given moment. If the bag is in my car I can always grab what I need or go back and get it if necessary.
In my bag this morning: books, coupon organizer, mini notebooks, camera, bills, pocket calendar, and in a few minutes I will add my lunch.
When I get to my destination, whether it be work, a store, church or home, I only take in what I need. If I am going in a store, I will grab the coupon organizer and place it in my pocketbook. If I am going into work, I will grab my lunch. This keeps my every day pocketbook from getting cluttered and heavy.
The only things I keep in my pocketbook all the time are my wallet, checkbooks, keys, phone, and other small items that I think are necessary or just nice to have. These include: lipstick, chapstick, nail file, pen, small grandma's photo book (grin), ibuprofen, cough drops, breath mints and small bottle of hand lotion. Every woman's pocketbook contents will be different!
The inside of my pocketbook:
My designated launch pad is where I put everything I don't want to forget when leaving the house. I bet you have one too. Mine is located on the washing machine which is located by the back door that goes out to where my car is parked.
Ready to go to work:
A funny thought: As many totebags as I have made and I use a freebie or recycled plastic grocery bag! That's just sad, isn't it? I've got to make myself a very pretty, sturdy one soon!