image via A Lilly’s Nest
When it comes to my purse, I struggle with wanting to be prepared for anything and wanting to pack as light as possible. On most days, I carry a small, cross-body bag so that I’m hands-free. To me, having nothing on my shoulders or arms is so much more comfortable, and makes me more productive and active!.
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The downside of not carrying a larger bag or tote is that I don’t have a ton of room to carry “just in case items.” I strategically try to pack only the essentials in my daily purse, but the truth is that I want more than just my keys, wallet and phone.
So I’ve gone on a bit of a hunt for products that are helpful in my quest for the perfectly packed purse. During my investigation, I’ve come across so many incredible ideas, I just had to share!
Here are 7 power-packed products for keeping your purse (big or small) organized, space efficient and prepared for anything!
1. MULTI-PURPOSED ITEMS
This keychain design is so innovative and simple! Combine a keychain with the functionality of an iPhone stand and mind = BLOWN!! I love any product that solves multiple problems at once, because it’s an immediate space-saver! image via Objekten.com
2. SMALL ACCORDION FILER
If loose receipts and papers fun rampant in your purse, an accordion filer is the ticket to an neat purse. This is perfect for easily filing away receipts, coupons or paperwork on the go. Arianna of AriannaBelle.com uses this turquoise filer to keep her different coupons sorted, so checking out at the store is a breeze!
3. PURSE INSERT ORGANIZER
Some of my favorite purses don’t have a single pocket to help me stay organized. If one of your favorite bags is just a big bottomless pit of darkness, with minimal pockets and zippers, this Slim Purse Organizer may just be your new best friend! It gives you the pockets and pouches that your tote or bag may be lacking, and makes switching handbags super quick. image / product via MochiThings
4. KEY CHAIN CLASP
It’s always when I’m juggling a laptop, coffee mug, and my purse when I suddenly can’t seem to find my keys! I’ve probably spent hours and hours of my life fishing them out from the bottom of my purse. Having a hook or clip on the end of my keychain has been such a life saver as of late. I clip them to my purse strap and let them hang inside my purse right at the top. Problem solved!! image / product via MakeSmith
5. EXTERNAL PHONE BATTERY
Getting stranded with a dead phone is my worst nightmare! Ok, well maybe not my worst nightmare, but it is pretty inconvenient. These small portable batteries are fantastic to have on-hand in a pinch. Plus, you’d be amazed at how many people will practically kiss your feet if you save them from a dead phone battery. image via iAnker
6. MINI “EMERGENCY” PACK
If you haven’t heard of Minimergency kits yet, you’re in for a treat! I’ve been seeing this product in stores for the last couple years and just think it’s such a clever concept. These little packs are full of miniature items that can help us busy ladies in a pinch. Here’s what they include:
That’s why having an itty-bitty pack of girly “emergency” items is such a brilliant problem solver.
Whether you go with a Minimergency kit, or create your own, this is a fantastic way to stay prepared while packing light. Image via Scoutie Girl
7. CORD TACO
Admittedly, I throw my earphones in my purse half-hazardly when I’m on the go. The problem with this habit, is my earphones get lost in the bottom of my purse, and get damaged when I yank them out. I’ve broken so many of my earphones this way.