There are a lot of blog posts and vlogs to be found about what women have in their handbags.
Some very informative if you want to know what you need in your working handbag. Some hilarious, to see what kind of unnecessary stuff we all take with us.
You don't want to overstuff your bag so you can't find the necessary things like your wallet, phone or medicines.
It can become gross too, right, with candy wrappers, old receipts and sometimes even a used tissue ( well, I get it, you don't want to throw that on the ground, right? But come on!). And it always becomes dusty somehow or the other.
So you need to clean out your handbag once in a while.
Not all handbags can be washed, unfortunately. But at least tip it all out regularly like once a month and remove the cobwebs.
With the multiple and different pockets, all has its place. And because it's a fabric bag, you can throw it in a washing machine. I don't do that every month. Because of all the pockets, it doesn't get so overstuffed and dirty on the inside. Plus it has a couple of layers with Fibre Protector on the outside. So even because my bag is cream-colored, it keeps stains to a minimum.
As to what you need to carry around in your bag, I made a list for you.
Of course, I want to share with you what I have in my Allison bag. So here it comes. This is everything at the moment. And I still have plenty of room for some shopped items.
These small items can go in one of the smaller pockets. Like my Stress Away essential oil, some wipes for my glasses and see that pink little book? I got that years ago from one of my girls. It has teeny tiny pictures of my loved ones in it.
My sunglasses, I have for years. I just need to adjust the glasses sometimes but I love the frame.
Some medicines, a snack and gum.
A notebook, a pencil and 3 pens. Plus a few plastic bags for when one of the kids or I myself, gets sick.
Then handcream, a foldable shoppingbag and a little pouch with femal pads and tampons.
And of course a holder for some papers, my phone, wallet, tissues and my credit card wallet, which used to be my dad's.
Now tell me in the comments: what do you have in your bag? And do you clean it out on a regular basis?