Organize your Handbags and Purses
How To Organize All Those Handbags?
Are they over taking your closet? Do you have a purse for every outfit or every pair of shoes?
Do you have an idea what my advice is going to be? Yes….. you need to sort through them and purge them.
I want you to ask yourself these questions:
1) When was the last time you used it?
2) Do you LOVE it?
3) Is there anything wrong with it?
4) Do you really Need it?
Here is what I want you to do.
Make 4 piles:
1) Keep Pile - Use it frequently (within the last 6 months)
2) Maybe Pile - It matches an outfit perfectly that I have worn in the last year and the outfit fits me
3) Donate – I haven’t used it in over a year. (or ebay, Craigs list)
4) Trash - Not in good enough shape to use or donate
I think they are all self explanatory except the “Maybe Pile”. I want you to go through your maybe pile and only pick out the purses that you WILL be sure to use in the next 6 months.
Now.. you may be saying, “But Sandy, no way! I paid WAY too much for that handbag to just donate it!” Then sell it on ebay or Craig’s list, or a resale store. But give yourself a date to do that by, don’t just throw them in your closet and think you will do it later (because we both know you won’t)
It may be hard, but be realistic, how many purses do you really need to keep? They are more than likely taking up space that you could use in your closet.
I want you to note which bags you use over the next year. I bet it is only a couple.
If you HAVE to buy another purse, then decide which purse you are going to get rid of. One in… One out!
How To Organize Your Remaining Purses
The Closet Purse Hanger – These are basically “S” hooks. You can put several purses on one hook. I also use these for belts. They work great. They are different from your standard “S” hook because they are twisted so they hold your purse correctly in your closet. (update 11/2012 I’m unable to find this product. Here is a purse hanger that looks similar
You can see a closer view here.
Here is another option that I reviewed called Simply Sarah Handy Hold All.
This has fabric hooks that wrap around your purse to hold it in place. If you have long straps, you have to wrap them up, so they don’t hang down too long.
There are of course many other options:
You can find cardboard bins like this called Park-a-Purse from Organize.com
Be sure to watch for the rest of my posts this week:
I want to see how you organize your purses!! If you link up your purse post to my linky party and it is of how you organize all your purses, I’ll pull a picture and add a link to this post too!
I’d love for you to link it up to my Organizing Mission Monday Link Party
It will be open until March 27th to link to.
I LOVE your comments!
Thank you to Beth from Plus Size Mommy for taking all her purses out for me to get a picture!