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A very important question about purse/handbag size
How do I get away from my MAHOOooooooosive purse? I want to reduce my handbag size (partly for boring reasons like a bad back) but also because I've fallen for a small purse and bag I bought in the sales.
So new year, new purse. I've been through my purse. I have seven essential cards (credit/debit/Tesco/Waitrose/work ID/driving licence) I also have 13 non-essential cards (supermarket I don't go to often, other store cards etc) So HOW do I go down to a minalimist handbag lifestyle (smaller purse, phone, keys, lipstick, tissues only)with all that CRAP to carry around with me?!!
I just decided to go as essential as possible. I still don't need half the crap I carry around. As long as I have purse, tissues, phone, headphones, pen and small notebook and some mints/gum, I'm sorted. If I feel a bit fancier, there's enough space for a small, clear makeup bag (Superdrug/Boots) for lipstick, hand cream and any other little bits. Though I somehow still have endless stray bobby pins at the bottom of mine
I keep all my non-essential cards all thrown together in an oyster card holder. It takes no space at all. Also I gave up on massive purses with coin compartments, a small wallett with plenty of card space is much more practical.
Watching with interest. I keep meaning to get a card holder, but I still don't know what to do with coins. I empty out my purse constantly but it's a brick full of coins again within days. I do use cash a lot though.
Stocard is great! Be aware that not everywhere will be able to scan the barcode or know what to do with it. <But> just guide them to use a hand scanner OR they need to type out the card number. They'll all catch up with the technology eventually and it makes a big difference to the amount you need to carry round 👍
This is an interesting thread. I don't have a big handbag anymore, its just medium sized containing the essentials. However, I do carry a tote bag also with my lunch for work and my light laptop as I have to carry that around for lunchtimes when I am on my own and times when I am in cafes and waiting for people etc. I used to carry a Filofax but now carry a mini diary, I did start using my phone diary for everything but have now gone back to the paper one aswell and find it better and a mini size fits into a handbag easier.