Friday, November 30, 2012

A Purse List

The other day I came home from work and made some comment about how my purse was so heavy and I just had to clean it out cause it had so much junk in it.  Then I promptly lay down on the bed to take a nap. 

Well, while I was lying down Corey took my purse and totally emptied it for me.  And this is what he found:

29 bobby pins
13 dainty mints
$178 not in wallet (believe me, I don't usually carry around this much cash!!!)
variety of candy (mostly tootsie rolls, fruit snacks, etc)
12 pens, pencils, markers, etc.
9 bands (8 hair/1 rubber)
4 crystal lites 
opened salt packet
very thick wallet
lots of tissue
hand sanitizer
cold medicine and ibuprofen
2 lip glosses, 1 mascara
lots of scrap paper
2 water bottles
2 paper clips
lots of earrings

All in one "little" purse!  Now, I could explain to you why I have each item in the bag, and there is a (usually valid) reason for each thing.  But honestly, what a lot of baggage and rubbish to be lugging around!  Not to mention how it's hard to find things when they are swimming in the bottom of a bag (namely keys and cell phone).  My cousin Kristin says she doesn't use purses because things just get too lost in them...she sure is right.  What in the world am I going to do one day when I have a diaper bag that is 3 times the size of this purse?!   I'm sunk.  Good thing I don't have to worry about that for a while yet.  For now I'll just work on lugging around less junk in my life, both literally and figuratively.


Sarah Wills said...

This is great!

Kimberly said...

Nice! I have a similar problem, but at least I have a smaller purse to help it keep from getting quite that bad! I am a fan of those built-in cell phone pockets so I can find my phone easily!

Linda said...

I'm afraid to even try the experiment with all the random things in my purse!

Becca said...

Hahaha! And you didn't even have a tampon in there. How unprepared. :)

janel said...

29 bobby pins? Good heavens! That is an amazing list.

krista said...

Ha. Before I read your last paragraph, I was going to suggest that you get a diaper bag cuz it sounds like you need it. here's an easy solution to your problem: give the cash to me and throw everything else away :) problem solved lovies. smoochies.