Even though the weather outside doesn’t look anything remotely like spring…
I am more than ready to do a little spring cleaning and organizing of my household (and life). This has been a long winter already.
Money Saving Mom is setting up daily assignments for “4 Weeks to a More Organized Home” in the month of March. Every weekday morning at around 10 a.m. EST she will be posting the daily assignment and then have a follow-up post that evening for what she has accomplished. I’m going to see just how many I can follow along with, although I probably won’t post daily about my progress.
Day One assignment was Clean Out Your Purse and/or Diaper Bag.
This is what I have been using for a purse.
It’s the bag they gave us when we brought Little Chick home from the hospital. I started using it a few months ago when I started using my daily planner again and my regular purse wasn’t big enough.
The inside of this bag wasn’t too bad as I had recently cleaned it out.
My daily planner, a wallet, a notepad and a few small items. It was the wallet that really needed help. See?
Getting rid of all those receipts and a chunk o’ change really helped to lighten it up.
Still, I thought I could do better than using a glorified diaper bag as my everyday “purse”. Then I remembered that I had won a JoTotes bag last year and never got around to using it. Perfect!
This is the Betsy bag (but mine is in Chocolate). It’s a beautiful bag and almost as big as the vinyl bag I was using before. And look! Everything still fits in there!
And since I had to stop at the dentist first this morning, I even had a little bit of room to squeeze in my favorite knitting project bag, and a banana for mid-morning snack!
This challenge has already made me happy as it forced me to make a change to something more fashionable and lovely instead of just a bag I had lying around. Off to work on challenge #2…