The Organization of the Purse

Now that Spring has officially arrived and you’ve finished your outdoor planting and re-organizing your home for the up-coming warmer weather, it’s time to turn your attention to an important object.

It’s carried by many women every day, but is often sadly ignored when it comes to organization. Your house may be spotless, your car may be pristinely shining in the sun, but what about your purse?

According to the American Chiropractic Association your purse should weigh less than 3 pounds and be toted on alternate shoulders throughout the day to avoid shoulder and back strain.

Some easy solutions to this problem are to switch to a purse or tote that has several designed-in organizational features to make it easier for you to avoid the dreaded “pocket-book overload” syndrome.

You may also want to consider investing in a new purse organizer, a proverbial mini-purse, that slips inside your purse. These are often equipped with slots for your credit cards, money, and other small items. This way when you’re making a quick run into a store, you can just grab and go, and leave all that weight and extra baggage behind.

Your back and shoulders will thank you and you can say goodbye to that bottomless black hole of a bag that swallows pens and tubes of lipstick like there’s no tomorrow.