There were times when I didn’t even own a handbag.
I was a stuff-it-in-any-available-pocket kind of girl and it worked okay for me. Well, until I became a mum and realised that you needed to carry more things around when you have little ones than you have pocket space.
Out of necessity I became the owner of a handbag.
This portable storage device can hold an insane amount of ‘stuff’ and if you’re not careful, you’ll be carrying around a bag full of negativity.
My bag, and I’m sure I’m not alone here, ends up becoming a magnet for clutter.
As you can see, this collection of handbag-clutter was accumulated in about a week.
When it’s de-clutter day, my husband refers to it as ‘dunging out the barn’. You can see why.
I’m naming and shaming myself here because I know clutter keeps positive energy and positive thoughts at bay.
Over a short time, I’d collected numerous shopping receipts, my daughter’s hair band, three almost finished packets of sweets, empty wrappers (if there’s no bin then my handbag will do), part of packaging from a light bulb box, and an empty ibuprofen packet.
My very slight saving grace is that I always keep a small sachet of salt in my handbag to help stop negative energy from living in my bag permanently.
My bag is ready for another week. It’s only got my essentials and the rubbish has gone.
How much clutter do you carry around with you in your bag?