I think when the beginning of the year hits something in our DNA screams 'it's time to get organized!' and I've been listening. A few weeks ago I shared with you what I keep in my purse and I'd love to say that it's stayed that way - simple & organized - but the truth is it didn't. Right now my purse is a receipt burial ground full of lost lip balm & pens. My phone gets lost in there every two minutes and who knows what lurks at the bottom. I love my purse from Target - it's big enough for everything, has two side handles, & another handle for a cross body if you want it. The other day I was watching organizing videos on YouTube and I found something amazing: a little contraption to keep your purse organized called a purse organizer. The person doing the video purchased hers on etsy (which is a great option!) but I decided that I could make something similar. I knew that mine didn't have to be super duper fancy - just something to organize my crap. So I picked up two cheap placemats & got to sewing.
Supplies: Sewing machine (or needle & thread, or fabric adhesive for a new sew option), two cheap placemats (or one, depending on the size of your purse), straight pens, ruler/tape measure
Now sew, sew, sew. I used the thread I had on hand (but I'd suggest matching thread since you do see a bit of the thread in your bag once you're done. Unless you don't care about that, which is fine). You can see in the pictures above that following the ridges on these placemats is really easy. Make thick & thin pockets as well. Randomizing as you go is best especially if you didn't map out your pockets in advance.
Are you getting organized this year? Are you including your purse in your organization plans?