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February 24, 2009

organize your purse

If there's one small organizing project that gives you big bang for your buck, its organizing your purse. After all, you use your purse every single day. Plus, it's the home to all sorts of little, bitty things that you want to keep track of—pens, coins, lipstick, lip balm, keys, your cell phone, pens, gum...

Honestly, if there's one thing that can leave you feeling a bit scattered and disorganized, it's digging through your purse in search of that ringing cell phone, or your keys, or your camera so you don't miss the great photo op. 

Ah, the stress of it all. But no more...thanks to the little organizing dynamo known as the pouchee.

I have to tell you, I was skeptical at first...would I love the pouchee or not? Well, here's a glimpse back at my first day with the pouchee.

Pouchee arrives in mail. I open the package, my mind curious about what's inside. My eyes grow wide with excitement. My legs run to get my purse and my hands dump my purse onto the table. My hands  excitedly start loading up pouchee.

My mouth smiles.  

Seriously...within minutes I was loading up that little organizing dynamo...all those little pockets...all those sized perfectly for my cell phone...another just right for my camera...a place for coins...a spot for my checkbook...little slots for credit cards and drivers license.

Need I say more...? Organizing bliss.

Oh, wait, there is one more thing to ponder. Would my new pouchee make my yet-to-arrive Butler Bagobsolete? Or would the Butler Bag notch up my purse organization to a point beyond bliss...?

Well...that's today's organizing cliff hanger. (Who knew there could be such a thing?) Stay tuned...


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My mom has one of those and loves it! I need one - my purse is a disaster!

Thanks for the tips!



i just got something similar from here

they were so great and helpful with shipping overseas ... i haven't put it in my purse yet .. that is a weekend job planned !!


Thanks so much for the nice write up! I knew you would love it! I know I love mine!!
It is awesome to throw in your scrap booking carrier when going to a scrap booking event too!! No need to carry your big purse to something like that. You have your checkbook and credit cards right in your pouchee (that's all you need there anyway right?)

rachel in Cali.

OOh... can't wait to see your butler! I don't have one, but I've been drooling over them! I hear they're working on a fabric version for the spring/summer. I would LOVE to have one of those organizing babies!


Speaking of organization. I was in the Gobi's class last year, and I love yours and Wendy's book. I just finished my new scrap studio/office today, and I just wanted to say thank you (and to wendy!) for sharing your wisdom! I love my new room! If you want to see it, I posted it on my blog: Now off to do the rest of the house! Believe me, it needs it!! :) Thanks again! :)


that pouchee thing looks totally rad. I think I might have to get one.

Brenda Benjamin

I would love to know what you think of your Butler Bag when you get it. I've been on the fence about getting one for over a month. Maybe the pouchee would let me better organize the very attractive and too expensive handbag I just got instead of having to buy a whole new one.

Kristin R

I will be interested to see how you like the Butler Bag. I actually just ordered one for myself and waiting to go to Australia in a week where it is waiting for me!


I was wondering how you organize your pouchee? I just got one after seeing yours and I'm not sure how to organize it. Do you still have a small wallet inside along with your checkbook or do you just have the checkbook inside?

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