Have you ever thought of how complicated our lives would be without handbags?
Handbags do not only complete our everyday look, they keep our particulars in one place for easy access when we are on the go. A lot of women are very particular about the kind of handbags they carry. Most women say if the handbag does not compliment what you are wearing change it for one that does.
As I was standing in the queue to pay for some groceries, in front of me was a beautiful lady, hair on point, nicely dressed, nails done and ooh…the shoes to die for. While I was busy admiring everything she was wearing. She was the next person to pay, and then the nightmare began. She started digging into her handbag. This went on for a while and she started saying “oh no my wallet, I can’t seem to find my wallet.” This led her to a point where she had to take some of her belongings in the bag out. And in a blink of an eye she found what she was looking for, her wallet. Remember in the midst of all these the queue was on a stand still. And that’s when it hit me. I’m exactly like that, every time I need something from my hand bag I always have to dig and have that mini heart attack when I can’t seem to find what I’m looking for.
Well think about it, how quick do you find your particulars in your handbag? Handbags are every woman’s secret keeper. Some people say the size of the handbag you carry says a lot about you as a person and what goes on in your mind. Did you know that…? And that if you what to know a woman better you need to check their handbag.
Unless I have given you the go ahead to go through my hand bag I would feel that my privacy has been invaded. Now the issue here is what needs to be kept inside the handbag. Sometimes I find carrying 3 different lip-glosses, 2 hand lotions, house keys, notebook, sanitary pads (tampons), nail polish, make-up just thrown loosely in the handbag, ipod, 2 body sprays…can you relate? Is it really necessary to have all that clutter in one handbag?
I find myself keeping stuff in my handbag not because I need them but because i turn to cling on small things like that lip-gloss that ran out a month ago. And instead of keeping the make-up in a make-up bag we turn to have everything just thrown in. The less stuff we keep in the handbag the better. I mean what’s the point of walking around with a handbag full of things you don’t even use. Things like 3 hand lotions when you can just have 1. There is no need to carry nail polish everywhere you go.
Here are some tips you can use to help you keep only the necessary things in your handbag:
- ID/Driver’s License
- Always Some Cash
- 2 Credit Cards
- Membership Cards (gym, library, etc)
- Keys-Carry as few keys on your ring as possible. Carry only the ones you need (should be just your house, office, car, and mailbox) It is a good idea to carry a key to a friend’s or family member’s house (some place you could go in an emergency) with you.
- Cell Phone
- Lipstick and Mirror
- Two Aspirin/ Tylenol
- Prescription Meds (at least 3 days’ worth)
- Feminine Hygiene Products
- Pen and Tablet
- Mace/ Pepper Spray
- Snack/ Energy Bar
- Travel Size Mouthwash/ Breath Mints/ Gum
- Travel Size Hand Lotion
- Travel Size Body Spray/ Perfume
- Cream perfume (because it won’t leak)
- I pod/ mp3 player optional
- Nail File and Glue optional
- Reading Glasses optional
- Checkbook optional
By Miss N