I don't know how many times I lose something in my handbag and end up tipping everything out to find it. A couple of years ago I had a lovely handbag with pockets for everything and I knew exactly where to find things but that bag wore out. How many things do YOU have in your handbag?
I have a comb, a tape measure (just in case), medications, diary, umbrella, mobile phone, nail file, scissors, ladies things, my shopping cards, sunglasses, inhalers, work keycard, torch, pens, and my wallet. ?????
I have two handbags at the moment. A smaller black one and this big red one which I use everyday for work. It only has pockets on the inside, a zip one for make-up and pills, and a couple of biggish loose ones which are too big for my phone etc.
So after searching through the internet at the weekend to find a pattern for a "purse organiser" I went to The Warehouse and found this neat hold-all in the scrapbooking department.
It was only $7 and fits in both bags so I can just lift it out and swap it over. I know where everything is now including my black phone! And although I found a couple of patterns I didn't have to make one. This is ideal.
PS Handbags should have lots of pockets and bright coloured linings so you can find things easy!! One day I'll make one.. one day!