You reach into your purse to get your favorite lip gloss and your hand grabs everything but the one thing you wanted. How many times has this happened to you before? It seems that whenever we need to find something in our purses, it is nowhere to be found! I always start off with the good intentions of keeping things in the pockets of my purse so I know where everything is. Yet, as time goes on, all my items just seem to fall into the dark hole that is the bottom of the bag, and maybe if I’m lucky, I’ll find that lipstick I wanted to wear a month from now. Is it just me or is it really hard to keep purses organized?
Aside from not being able to find your essentials, having your items scattered in your purse makes it difficult to change bags without missing at least one item. The struggle! The good news is that it is easier to organize your purse than you realize – and you can do it in the cutest way possible. To find out how to keep all your essentials easily accessible in your bag, read on for 12 DIY projects that will help organize your purse:
1. Make a fold up pouch to hold your small essentials.
This small clutch-like organizer for your purse is so cute to store your small items. Anything from pens to bobby pins to business cards can all be kept in this fabric pouch for easy access.
2. Keep all of your stores’ cards together on a key ring.
Rather than having 10 of your favorite stores’ cards scattered in your purse, punch a hole in them and attach to a key ring. Your cards will be so easy to find next time you’re shopping!
3. Keep all of your loose receipts and gift cards together in a tabbed envelope.
Tabbed envelopes have multiple purposes other than just holding your index cards for school. Store your receipts and gift cards in a labeled tabbed envelope. You’ll never have two year old receipts collecting at the bottom of your purse again.
4. Prevent your phone charger from getting tangled by keeping it in a sunglasses case.
Instead of just throwing your cell phone charger into your purse, where it could get tangled, keep it organized in a sunglasses case. Very chic looking and you’ll never be untangling an annoying knot again from your charger.
5. Turn your kitchen’s pot holder into a purse caddy.
Who knew a few kitchen items could help keep your purse organized? I bet you never pictured having zip lock bags and a pot holder to hold your essentials in your purse!
6. Fabric placemats could serve as a portable organizer.
Using two placemats and a sewing machine could bring your purse to organization heaven! Now, every one of your go-to items will have a place in your purse.
7. Create an inner handbag organizer to make changing purses super easy.
This purse organizer practically acts as a bag within a bag. This project is so crafty and super convenient for when it’s time to switch bags.
8. A cute quilted wallet that will help organize your money while holding your cell phone.
Instead of buying a wallet that limits you on what you could keep in it, why not make your own? Use any fabric of your choice and get busy sewing this adorable quilted wallet you can carry in your purse that can hold whatever you could stuff in it.
9. Keep all of your loose change in one place with this fun coin purse keychain.
You’ll never have to worry about loose change falling to the bottom of your bag again with this colorful and pretty keychain coin purse.
10. Put your keys on a key fob to easily find it when needed.
These Kate Spade inspired key fobs are seriously adorable. Having your car or house keys on something colorful and bright will allow you to always find them.
11. Use a seven day pill box to store emergency essentials.
Any ache or pain you experience on-the-go will be relieved by having this handy pill box filled with all of your emergency needs.
12. Store your important business cards in an old mint tin.
If you have business cards or any other type of card that you don’t want to get bent or ruined if thrown in your purse, use an old mint to store them.
Did you try any of these organizing tips? Did we miss any? Tell us in the comments below!
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