Coupon Cubby and Card Cubby Review

Organizing Your Coupons and Cards with the Coupon and Card Cubbys!

By Amy Trauntvein

Aren’t these just the cutest things ever?  These are the Coupon Cubby and Card Cubby for organizing your coupons and your cards in your purse, home, car or anywhere else.  They come in a variety of colors to match your style and personality!

Coupon and Card Cubby

The Coupon Cubby is perfect if you are not yet ready for a full size coupon binder but do use coupons.  It fits easily in your purse OR comes with it’s own removable and adjustable strap if you’d like to use it on it’s own for couponing or or even as a small purse or clutch!  It also includes 30 handy dividers with alphabet, grocery store category and blank (create your own category) labels for easy coupon organization.  There is an inside zipper pouch for anything else you may want to keep in your Cubby.   Retail $25.99

Coupon Cubby

The Card Cubby is smaller and is the perfect size to hold your gift cards, business cards, frequent traveler cards, membership cards, rewards cards and discount cards.  A portable mini card file or Rolodex!   It’s all in one place and comes with alphabet dividers for easy reference and filing. Like the Card Cubby is also has a small zipper pouch for cash or anything else you want to stash.    Retail from $19.95-$23.95 depending on options.

Card Cubby

Both the Coupon Cubby and the Card Cubby have a clear pocket on the back for your drivers license business card or a picture.  Both could easily be used as either a purse or wallet and has a durable cover that can easily be cleaned with a wet cloth.

Coupon and Card Cubbies

Not only are these two Cubbys handy, fun, adorable and easy to use, they are even easier to purchase! Perfect for yourself or as a gift!  Just go to the top tab here at Organizing With Sandy where it says “SHOP” and click on the drop down menu where it says “Card Cubby” or go here: Card Cubby 

I love my Coupon Cubby and Card Cubby and know you will too!  Even though I was compensated with the product for this post, all pictures and opinions are honest and my own.

Love to all! ~Amy

 

 

 

 

 

I have been married for 22 years to my awesome hubby, Todd and we have 4 equally awesome kids who keep my young! Our favorite thing to do together is travel. I enjoy gardening and puttering around my yard. I am very active in my church and am currently serving the children, and I love volunteering at my kids’ schools doing whatever I can to help the teachers and staff.

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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?

Beth pursesDo 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.

Beth purses

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

purse hanger 4
You can see a closer view here.
purse hook 3

Here is another option that I reviewed called Simply Sarah Handy Hold All.
purse hanger 2This 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.

purse hanger 1

There are of course many other options:
You can find cardboard bins like this called Park-a-Purse from Organize.comorganize.com Park a purse

Be sure to watch for the rest of my posts this week:

Purse Organizing – (Part 1)
Purse Organizing - The pouchee (Part 2)
Purse Organizing – Card Cubby  (Part 3)

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.

Organizing Mission Monday

I LOVE your comments!

Thank you to Beth from Plus Size Mommy for taking all her purses out for me to get a picture!

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Purse Organizer – Card Cubby

Card Cubby

Another Product I Found To Help Keep My Purse Organized Is The Card Cubby

When I first saw this I thought it was only to use as a business card organizer. I didn’t need that. Then I realized the full potential of the Card Cubby and I fell in love.

card cubbyDo you have a zillion discount cards, frequent user cards, gift cards, library cards, rewards cards?  We get so many. I had a stack of them in my wallet and I would have to pull out that stack and thumb through them every time I needed one.

card cubbyI found the Card Cubby and realized how wonderful these little alphabetized dividers could be!

If I need my Target gift card I just go to the letter “T” and there it is!

card cubby

It makes it so nice an easy when you are in a store.  Not having to dig through everything and hold up the line, or worse yet, knowing you have that discount or gift card and you can’t find it!

There is a little zipper pocket in the back of the card cubby that you could carry some hidden cash. I like to keep a little sharpie in mine. That way when I have a gift card, I can write the remaining balance on the back of the card. Makes it so easy the next time I need to use it.

card cubby

I keep my Card Cubby right in my purse.  But I know some people who don’t want it in their purses, they just keep it in their car so it is still near by when they need it.

card cubby

It comes in all kinds of fun colors, so it is easy to find down inside your purse.

card cubbyHere are some more of the fun colors:

card cubby

And some more, but you can see them all at my pouchee store that also has my Card Cubbies:

card cubbyI don’t think of this as a good coupon organizer.  You would have to fold the coupons and it really wouldn’t do well for that.  There is a coupon organizer in my pouchee / card cubby store that works great for that.

There is also a front window on the Card Cubby where you can put your business card or a picture.

This product has been a life saver for me and helped me to organize my purse much better, so I wanted to let you in on one of my favorite products.
I do sell the Card Cubby ( I did not invent it and do not make it) in my pouchee store.

**You can also use the discount code “ORGANIZED PURSE” for 10% off of the Card Cubby through March 31, 2011.

Be sure to watch for the rest of my posts this week:

Purse Organizing -  (Part 1)
Purse Organizing - The pouchee (Part 2) *watch for the discount code to order one
Purse Organizing – All those purses

I want to see your purse organizing! If you link up your purse post to my linky party and it is of your purse organizing, 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.

Organizing Mission Monday

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Purse Organizing – The pouchee

Having A Purse Organizer Can Make It Much Easier To Keep Your Purse Organized

I found the pouchee purse organizer several years ago and liked it so much that I began selling it myself.  There are many purse organizers out there.  I have seen and tried a few other ones.  The problems I have had with those are that they are either too big, bulky and expensive or that they don’t have any handles and they are just pockets that line the inside of your purse. Those tend to fall down and get pushed to the bottom of the purse.

The pouchee has two ring handles. They fold down to stay out of the way.

pouchee

The handles make it really easy to grab the pouchee and either carry it by itself into a store so that you don’t have to carry your heavy purse on your shoulder or to lift it out of your purse and switch it from purse to purse when you change your outfits.  I don’t do that myself, but I know many of you do switch your handbags often to match what you are wearing.

pouchee

There are several features to the pouchee that help you to organize your things.

poucheeThere is a divider down the center.  I keep my checkbooks on either side of the liner. I can fit all 3 of my checkbooks into the pouchee.

There is a zipper pocket for change or personal items.

pouchee

On the other side is another pouch that you can put your money, pictures or papers.

pouchee

The front has slots for discount cards, business cards etc. You can put a pen where I have it, or a pair of thin glasses fit nicely there too.

pouchee

The other side of the pouchee has two pockets. Cell phones (Droid X and iphone do fit) There is also a pen slot on this side of it.

pouchee

You don’t have to have a big purse to use the pouchee.  It works for smaller purses too.  Of course not the really small purses, but compare it to the size of the checkbooks that fit in the pouchee.

pouchee

It is an awesome way to transfer your essentials if you don’t want to carry a purse and a diaper bag or purse and gym bag. Just pull out your pouchee and put it in your diaper bag or gym bag and you are ready to go.

Again, I don’t make the pouchee, I didn’t invent the pouchee… but I do sell the pouchee it because I love it!

**For my readers I have a special going on only through March 31, 2011. You to my pouchee store. If you add the code “ORGANIZED PURSE” you will receive a 10% discount. Keep in mind that I already have my pouchees priced lower than most other sources. This code will also work for the Card Cubby

Here are a couple other reviews of the pouchee that you can see.

Toni from A Bowl Full of Lemons
Monica from Your Life Organized

Be sure to watch for the rest of my posts this week:- (Part 1)

Purse Organizing – Part 1
Purse Organizing – Card Cubby (Part 3)
Purse Organizing – All those purses (Part 4)

How is your purse organizing coming?
I want to see your purse organizing! If you link up your purse post to my linky party and it is of your purse organizing, I’ll pull a picture and add a link to the part 1 Purse Organizing 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.

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Purse Organizing

Purses Can Be A Bottomless Pit!

“I know I put it in here?”   “It just has to be here!” “Where are my keys?”  Do any of those sound familiar?

When it comes to purse organization I don’t know if any method can be completely foolproof, unless you are never in a hurry, never just throw something in your purse and always take the time to put everything back perfectly.

I know that isn’t me, and I would bet it also doesn’t include 99% of you! lol

But, purses do not have to be hopeless. There are some really good ways to organize them.  There are many purse organizers out there. I have my favorite and that is what I will show you today when I clean out my purse.

Here is my purse “Before”  Things aren’t where they belong, there are receipts tucked in the sides, etc..

disorganized purse

I use a Butler Bag that I reviewed last year.  I still love it (although I’d like a spring color).  I like having a place for everything in my purse and this helps me do it.

Step 1: Dump everything out of it.

messy purse

Step 2:  Sort it!   (just like you sort anything you organize)

Do you use it?
Do you need it in your purse?
Does it serve a purpose in your purse?

purse organizingThis is pretty much of what I decided to keep.  Not the little buttons, and add in the coupon keeper and make up/medicine bag.

Step 3: Clean It

Then if possible pull out the lining of your purse and clean it.  Even if you are planning to switch out and use your spring purse now and store this (or donate it), you should still clean it thoroughly.  Get out all those cracker crumbs and loose pennies, gum wrappers etc, that get caught down in your purse.

clean your purse

Once you have cleaned it and sorted it, you can start putting things back in. My old pouchee was still in decent shape after a couple of years, but it was dirty and dingy looking.  I could have spent some time working to clean it up, but since I’m spoiled and I sell them, I just went and picked out a new hot pink one. lol

pouchee

Step 4: Reload it

I’ll be going over my pouchee tomorrow with you in detail and how useful it can be.   I start with putting my newly organized pouchee down in my purse.  I am showing you how you can switch out for a spring purse if you’d like….

pouchee

But in reality I am still going to use my Butler bag, so my pouchee will go back in it. I also cleaned out this medicine/makeup bag that I use in my purse. I have my ibuprofen, stomach medicine for my hubby, Benadryl, tiny sewing kit, Shout stain remover, etc.. in here.  I did clean out some things I didn’t need or that were expired.

medicine bag

Then I put things back in the slots I like them in. I keep my frequent user cards and gift cards in the lime green Card Cubby (which I’ll show you later this week) also hand lotion, gum, a phone battery charger and a little multi tool in this side.

purse organization

My husband calls my purse, “Your bag of many wonders”.  lol   I have my coupon holder (black long thin thing, a note pad, sun glasses, extra reading glasses, my medicine bag (off to left) my flip video camera, a high lighter, lipstick, pen.

purse organizing

That is one thing I really like about this purse, it has all the separated pockets.  Before this I have always looked for a purse with organizing pockets in it.  So that things can have their own places.

Designer purses are not important to me.  What is important to me is finding a purse that is usable and that has organization stamped all over it!

I then tuck my pouchee down in on the side. It has my three (yes…  one for joint account, one for my son’s support account and one for my business account) checkbooks, money, pen and my phone fits in it too.  Then my keys usually tuck down in the space to the right of my pouchee so I can find them easily.

organized purse

Keeping your purse organized doesn’t have to be hard if everything has a place.  Rather it is this purse organizer (pouchee) or another one, they are very handy and I do encourage you to try one.  Also using things like the Card Cubby or a little bag like I have my medicine in also helps to categorize and organize things.

Be sure to watch for the rest of my posts this week:

Purse Organizing – The pouchee (Part 2) *watch for the discount code to order one
Purse Organizing – Card Cubby (Part 3) *watch for the discount code to order one
Purse Organizing – All those purses (Part 4)

See my Readers purse organizing posts.

Randomly Robyn: Purse Purging

randomly robyn

Robyn also posted how she is organizing all her purses now.  She is using a sweater storage hanger.

Randomly Robyn purses

Good Enough Mommy: Healthy Back Bag

Good Enough Mommy

I want to see your purse organizing!  If you link up your purse post to my linky party and it is of your purse organizing, 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.

Organizing Mission Monday

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I’m linking up to these blogs:

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pouchee Review

Congrats Winner – Toni Marie! Random.org #122

You Know I Love The pouchee to Organize Your Purse!

poucheeThis is the pouchee purse organizer.  I know there are several other kinds of purse organizers out there… but I prefer this one!  It is not too big (there is one that is much larger and has to components to it. There are many purses that would be much too big for.  It also is very pricey.  But the pouchee is a wonderful size. You can fit your checkbook in it. (I actually carry 3 checkbooks in mine) and it has metal ring handles. They fold down to stay out of the way, but they are there if you want to move this from purse to purse (as it was designed) or purse to diaper bag or gym bag. You can also carry it on it’s own…

The pouchees come in several colors and in either the cotton or the Outback (leatherette) styles.  I will be giving away an orange pouchee. You may think…but orange doesn’t match my purse!  No…that is the idea. It is great when they are in contrast to the lining of your purse. That way when you look down into your purse, you will see it immediately… it will stand out and you can find your checkbook or phone in a split second.  They aren’t designed for everyone to see… but if you do carry it on it’s own… orange is a great fun color!

orange pouchee

To Purchase a pouchee  -

Go to Organize with Sandy Store and buy one!  Now through December 31, 2010 if you put in the discount code “GiftGuide10″ you will get $2.00 off of a pouchee.  (While supplies last. Back orders will not be discounted)

To ENTER To Win an orange pouchee:

Go to Organize with Sandy Store and tell me why you would like a pouchee.  **Be sure to come back here and leave me your answer in your comment. Your e-mail has to either in your comment or on your profile.

FOR EXTRA CHANCES TO WIN:

**Each of these HAS to have a separate comment to win. The winner is picked using Random.org. It just goes the number of comments….not by what you say.

1) Subscribe to my Organize with Sandy blog This is for 5 chances to win! (use 5 separate comments)

2) Subscribe to my Chat with Sandy blog This is for 5 chances to win! (use 5 separate comments)

3) Subscribe to my Explore Ohio with Sandy blog.  Come back here for 5 separate chances to win.

3) Follow me on Twitter. Leave me your twitter id in your comment

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5) Tweet this out up to 3 times a day. (one comment for each tweet) Pls leave your link

6) I can’t ask you to “like” me on Facebook, but I can ask you to leave a comment for an entry.  3 chances for each comment on any of my FB  pages:

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See lots of way to enter!!

This contest will run until 11:59pm est on Friday, December 17, 2010 (I can not guarantee this will make it in time for Chrismas) *CLOSED*

Any comment that comes in after the above time will be deleted. This is open to US mailing addresses only. One person per mailing  address only.  Winner will be chosen by Random.org

You will have 48 hours to reply to my e-mail if you are picked as the winner, or else I will go on to the next winning number.

You can see my other giveaways going on here:

Card Cubby – Dec. 10, 2010

Dirt Road South Etsy Jewelry Shop – Dec. 10, 2010

Teamson Kids Hand Painted Book Shelf – Dec. 17, 2010

1-800- Flowers Cheryl’s Cookies & Fannie May Candy – Dec. 10, 2010

Genesis Today Omega Orange Juice - Dec. 17, 2010

lia Sophia Wisteria Necklace – Dec. 17, 2010
Disclosure: I sell the pouchee purse organizer. I do not make the pouchee.

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Card Cubby Review

Congrats to Karen Med Random.org #10

Who doesn’t love their Card Cubby?

card cubby
Isn’t this a fun Card Cubby?  The Zebra print is just way cool. The one thing that I like about a bright or noticeable card cubby is that when you look down in your purse … it is EASY PEASY to spot! If you have a black entire lined purse..and have a black card cubby….it is just a little harder to spot.

I use my card cubby constantly. I do not use it for business cards. You could… but I use my for gift cards, frequent flyer cards, library cards, etc..
Being able to go into a Target or Walmart, not sure if you have any gift cards left.. or maybe you have a few dollars left on that one from Christmas? You can just go to your letter “T” divider for Target or “W” for Walmart and look. That quick and simple. You don’t have to sit and thumb through a whole pile of cards (maybe with a rubber band around them). I heard of someone else who used a ring and punched holes in all of their cards and put them on a ring. Kind of a neat idea.. except – do you always have that hole punch? I know what would happen. You would start with the cards you presently have. It would be good at first (until someone needed swipe that card and you had to take it off the ring) …but then you would have a constant changing of the cards.. and the system would break down.

To Buy a Card Cubby

Contact Me!! I sell them. Go to Organize with Sandy Store You can go here and order and if you use the code “GiftGuide10″ I will give you $2.00 off through December 31. (only while supplies last)

To Enter to Win a Card Cubby

You can win a “Zebra” card cubby as pictured in the top picture!


Go to the Card Cubby tab in my Organize with Sandy Store and tell me 2 facts about the Card Cubby  that you find on the site link.  **Be sure to come back here and leave me your answer in your comment. Your e-mail has to either in your comment or on your profile.

FOR EXTRA CHANCES TO WIN:

**Each of these HAS to have a separate comment to win. The winner is picked using Random.org. It just goes the number of comments….not by what you say.

1) Subscribe to my Organize with Sandy blog This is for 5 chances to win! (use 5 separate comments)

2) Subscribe to my Chat with Sandy blog This is for 5 chances to win! (use 5 separate comments)

3) Subscribe to my Explore Ohio with Sandy blog.  Come back here for 5 separate chances to win.

3) Follow me on Twitter. Leave me your twitter id in your comment

4) Subscribe to my YouTube channel

5) Tweet this out up to 3 times a day. (one comment for each tweet) Pls leave your link

6) I can’t ask you to “like” me on Facebook, but I can ask you to leave a comment for an entry.  3 chances for each comment on any of my FB  pages:

Organize with Sandy

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See lots of way to enter!!

This contest will run until 11:59pm est on Thursday December 10, 2010 *THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED*

Any comment that comes in after the above time will be deleted. This is open to US mailing addresses only. One person per mailing  address only.  Winner will be chosen by Random.org

You will have 48 hours to reply to my e-mail if you are picked as the winner, or else I will go on to the next winning number.

You can see my other giveaways going on here:

Dirt Road South Etsy Jewelry Shop – Dec. 10, 2010

pouchee purse organizer – Dec. 17, 2010

Teamson Kids Hand Painted Book Shelf – Dec. 17, 2010

1-800- Flowers Cheryl’s Cookies & Fannie May Candy – Dec. 10, 2010

Genesis Today Omega Orange Juice - Dec. 17, 2010

lia Sophia Wisteria Necklace – Dec. 17, 2010
Disclosure: I sell the Card Cubby – this is one of my own products I am using for the contest.

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Card Cubby

Congrats!

Winner #1  Random.org # 127 is Cheryl G.

Winner #2 Random.org #106 is Busiemommie

A Rolodex for Your Purse

I love an organized purse and this Card Cubby makes organizing all those gift cards, reward cards, library cards, etc… easy to find.  I know that I had a pile of them in my purse before…and what do you do each time you need one? Yes….you sort through them until you find the one you need. No more!!

The other thing I think is great…what a cool gift for Graduation or a Wedding?  What does everyone give now? Gift cards right? Wouldn’t it be neat to put your gift card in this to give to them?

The Card Cubby has  alphabetized dividers. So you Target gift card goes under “T”. Your Subway rewards card goes under “S”.  Easy to find!!

I have been using one for over a year before I decided to sell them myself.  It has held up great, it has a strong magnet on the front. It is easy to clean if needed and the dividers are a sturdy and haven’t gotten bent up or destroyed.

Here is a video to show you how the Card Cubby works

In Celebration of carrying them in my “store” I am going to give away 2 of them to you!

To Purchase Your Own:

Go to my Store and order.  They cost $19.95 each.

To Win:

Go to Organizewithsandy.com/pouchee and tell me which color Card Cubby you would like if you win. **Be sure to come back here and leave me a comment.  Your e-mail needs to be either on your comment or easily accessible in your profile.

For Extra chances to Win:

**Each of these HAS to have a separate comment written please. (I know its a pain, but other wise you won’t have as many chances if you don’t)

You can find all the links in my right hand sidebar.

1) Subscribe to my Organizing with Sandy blog – 5 chances to win (be sure to leave 5 comments)

2) Subscribe to my NEW Blog Chat with Sandy for 5 chances.

3) Follow me on Twitter

4) Follow me on Linked In

5) Tweet out this giveaway up to 3 times per day. Write a comment for each time you do with the link.

6) Add any of my 3 buttons (Organize with Sandy, Reviews, Chat with Sandy) to your sidebar and come back to let me know. Separate

entry for each one you add.

See….lots of ways to enter to win!

This contest will run until 11:59pm est on  June 3rd, 2010 . THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED

Any comment that comes in after the above time will be deleted.

This is open to US mailing addresses only. One person per mailing address only. Winner will be chosen by Random.org

You will have 48 hours to reply to my e-mail if you win to be eligible. If I don’t hear back then I will go to the next winner.

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Butler Bag Review

Professional Organizers love the Butler Bag.

Why do Professional Organizers love the Butler Bag?  Well…I wanted to find out.  I had heard of them, I saw all the organizers in one of my NAPO local chapter meetings going ga-ga over one that someone had.  But I really didn’t have a desire to try one.  I think the biggest reason was because I sold the pouchee purse organizer, and I didn’t think I could use the pouchee and the Butler Bag together.

So when they called me from Butler bag and asked if I wanted to review one, I said …Sure. I told her that I sold the pouchees and I was curious to see if it would work.

Here is why the Butler Bag is different and special:

There is an organized section in the bottom of the purse.  It is removeable.  I had heard that the purse was very heavy. I don’t know if that was a “first edition” model or what, but this insert is not heavy at all.  The purse is a bigger purse that I picked out  The Day Croc  and it isn’t any heavier than any other purse its size.

I would have liked there to have been a zipper pocket on the inside of the purse, so I did miss that.  There are two size pockets on the outside ends. I like that.

Here is the finished and full purse:

But guess what?  My pouchee worked! It is the light pink organizer with my checkbook and keys in it.  I had thought it would sit on top of everything, but it slide right down on the side of the organizer section. I fit my Card Cubby (dark thing to the right of the sunglasses) also fit down in there perfectly!!  Beside the pouchee is my little cosmetic bag that I keep all my little nick nacks in. It fit great.  I fit my camera, flip camera, multitool, gum, lipstick, stain remover stick and coupon organizer (slim black wallet looking thing that is behind the cameras at the back of the pic)

So my thoughts…I like it!  It’s not too heavy….I can fit my pouchee and card cubby and my other items.  It works.  The only thing is that I didn’t pick out a summer color. I picked out a dark brown. I would love to have a lighter fun color.  I think the only negative I could say would be that I would have liked to see a better color selection.

To Purchase Your Own:

Go to Butler Bag.com  and purchase one. Butler Bag is so wonderful that they extended a discount  code to my readers!!  You can Buy 1 bag at full price and get your second bag at 50% off. (Great gift idea!!….one for you…one for them!)

To Win: A Butler Bag (Same or less than value of the Day Croc)

Go to Butler Bag.com  and tell me which bag you like the best.

**Be sure to come back here and leave me a comment.  Your e-mail needs to be either on your comment or easily accessible in your profile.

For Extra chances to Win:

**Each of these HAS to have a separate comment written please. (I know its a pain, but other wise you won’t have as many chances if you don’t)

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Any comment that comes in after the above time will be deleted.

This is open to US mailing addresses only. One person per mailing address only. Winner will be chosen by Random.org

You will have 48 hours to reply to my e-mail if you win to be eligible. If I don’t hear back then I will go to the next winner.

Disclosure Policy – I did receive this Butler Bag free of charge. All the comments and opinions are my own.

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Card Cubby

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I love the Card Cubby!! I have been using it close to a year now and think….wow, this is another product that I wish I thought of. (same with the pouchee..wish I came up with that one!)
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I use mine for all my “cards”: discount cards, gift cards, library cards, insurance cards and special coupons..either free things or like 20% off Kohls card. I do not use it for all my coupons.
I also have one for business cards. So when I go to conferences I pull the other one out of my purse and throw in my business Card Cubby.
Pair this with the pouchee and you have one very organized purse.
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I actually had 2 girls come up to me at the Type A Mom Conference and ask to see in my purse. They wanted to see if I really was organized. I was a little nervous wondering if I was going to pass the test (I am certainly not perfect and I can be known to throw something in my purse in a hurry when stressed!) But I did pass their test..{phew}. It basically looked just like this, except I have the brown croc card cubby now and my fall purse is that cool yellow gold color.

Full disclosure: I am an affiliate for the card cubby and I sell the pouchee (but I wouldn’t do either if I didn’t think these were the coolest purse organizing tools ever…duh!)

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The FUMI Pursehook



have been using this FUMI pursehook for a couple of months and I love it!! This is really an awesome product. You can wear it as a bracelet and it looks wonderful. No one would think it was anything other than a bracelet. You do not have to put your purse on the ground to pick up all kinds of dirt and germs any longer.
The other think I love is that when I go into a bathroom and realize there is no hook I can use the FUMI that I always keep hooked to my purse handle and hang it on the door.


These run for $24.95 and I think they are worth every penny!!
Click on either of the above pictures to go to the FUMI site and see the different colors they have, plus check out the other pursehooks, charms and purse scarves.

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Organize Your Purses


Do you have trouble figuring out how to store all those purses? They can be a problem especially if you have many. Sarah Shaw of Simply Sarah makes these wonderful purse hangers. There are 7 heavy duty snap hooks to hold your hangbags. You could put more than one purse on each hanger. I rolled up the handles since I usually always have over the shoulder straps on my purses. There is a sturdy metal protective hole to hang on a hook or over a hanger. They now include an over the door hanger which would make hanging this easier. These don’t have to be used for purses, you could hang scarves, belts, hand bands, necklaces or a number of other items on these. Use your imagination. I think that is why they call them “Handy Hold All” rather than Purse Hangers.
Here is a picture of using this on a hanger and hanging it in the closet on your rod.
The snaps that are on the actual loop are heavy duty and the fabric reinforced that make this very sturdy and stable …it doesn’t seem light weight and flimsy at all.
She makes them in all colors of fabric to go with any decor you can imagine.

I was very pleased at how easy the snaps opened and snapped and how well they hold the purses. I did not feel like they were going to pull loose or that the purses were too heavy for it. This was made very well. You will be very pleased and it will be interesting to hear some of your ideas of how you can use this Handy Hold All that is made by Simply Sarah.

To purchase go to Simply Sarah

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Organizing your Purse


Does this look anything like your purse?

Our purses: Our lifeline to being able to function!! We rely on having what we need when we need it.
Having that bandaide when Alex falls and scrapes his knee at the playground. A tissue when Tim has a runny nose in church, a brush to brush Elise’s hair when we are out and a ponytail holder to pull it back.
Our families look at us as being able to solve every problem such as having the gift cards they got from Christmas when they need them and always having a pen and paper to so we can take down a phone number when our husband’s are on the phone.
But can you find what you need in your purse when you need it? If you are like most people the answer to that is no. And not a little no…but a big fat…..”are you kidding me”..NO!
Here is the content of my purse minus my cell phone (I left by the couch and glasses that I was wearing…so just pretend there are 2 more things laying on the table.

There is a lot of stuff there! But I use almost everything at different times. Being an organizer I hate not being prepared.
Finding the right purse to start with is one of the big keys. I have to say that I am more into function and price than I am into style and name brand. I look for a purse that has several pockets. I like the outside pockets, and several compartments inside to keep things separated.
The pouchee has made keeping my purse organized sooooo much nicer!! I have my main items that I need in there. My checkbooks, glasses, cell phone, money, credit cards, pen, and keys. So I can changes purses easily if I want to or I can just grab that and go if I want to run into a store and not carry my entire purse.
(Thank you Anita Crook for inventing it!!)
I have also just recently discovered the card cubby. It is the hot pink item. I am actually having a giveaway on it right now on my Organize with Sandy Review site. You can win one!! It has all my gift cards and discount cards in it along with my business cards.
The other thing that I also discovered that I really love is the Fumi pursehook. It is the bracelet that looks like a zebra. Love it. I used it for real when I went to a movie the other night and there was no hook on the stall. I had it hooked to the handle of my purse instead of wearing it that night and just took it off and hung my purse on the door. Also having a giveaway right now on my Review site.
(Keep in mind that if I didn’t really like these 3 products and plan on continuing to use them after these contests…I wouldn’t be mentioning them right now.)
The reason I want you to find a purse with different pockets is so that you can separate your items to make it easier to find when you need them. This is how I have mine organized.
(Left) This is one of the zipper sections (not the main compartment). I have my camera, PDA and spelling directory in this pocket.

The right zipper section I have a little bag that I put all the bandaides etc. in. (not shown)
This is the end pocket where I keep my lipstick, brush, hand lotion and chap stick. It makes it very easy to grab my lipstick at anytime…no hunting around.
In this pocket I have gum and a notepad that has a pad of sticky notes and little colored tabs to mark things in magazines etc.
The main compartment of my purse has my pouchee and the card cubby (left) It is hard to see but I also have 2 pockets inside the purse that I have my little pink multi-tool that I use mainly for the scissors. Also on the strap I keep my new Fumi pursehook and my antibacterial hand gel.
Purse is put back together quickly and with just a little pain (it was very hard for me to just dump everything in the main compartment for my top picture! LOL
Keeping your purse organized will make doing your errand much easier when it comes time to check out at a store. Have fun organizing!!

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Car Cubbie Review and Giveaway!


This is the Card Cubby. It is really cool! This little organizer is for all your gift cards, credits cards, insurance cards, discount coupons, frequent flyer cards!
Ok…here it is, my “before” picture of my the front of my pouchee. (Keep in mind I straighten it up every several days, but took a good “messy” picture for you – my pouchee is very loved!!)

So I took out all my gift cards (I had some more in another pocket of my purse) and put them in the alphabetized card cubby and it is great! I actually found some cards myself that I didn’t realized I had that were tucked in behind some others. What I really love is that it has it’s little dividers to keep them separated by letter. It will be soooo easy to find what I need when I go shopping now. I won’t have to worry about not using a gift card or punch card that I have just because I can’t find it.


I put in my gift cards and I also put in a couple of coupons that I want to make sure I use. I also put in some of my business cards. On the other side of the Card Cubby is a place that you can place your business card or your license. This would also be a GREAT BUSINESS CARD ORGANIZER!! If you are going to some kind of conference (Blissdom 09 for instance) and know you will be giving out and picking up many business cards…what easier way would it be than to put them in here as you get them. So easy to then retrieve them!
The Card Cubby is 5″x3″ wide and can hold up to 80 cards!

So when I was finished….my purse looked like this!! I love it! So Organized! It fit in so nice and easy. This would also be very easy to use in your car console or brief case.
To purchase go to Card Cubby

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FUMI PurseHook

Like my bracelet? It looks really nice doesn’t it? Any you thought this review was about a purse hook.
Well, it is….it’s a bracelet…no it’s a purse hook…no it’s a bracelet…It is both!!
This is the coolest invention!! Nicole and Natascha Shamlin invented this FUMI pursehook. They have worked with and sold the original purse hook that many of you have seen before. (They still sell those!)…but the comments that they heard about them was that they got lost at the bottom of their purses or they never had them with them. So they came up with this idea to take care of it.


You can wear it as a bracelet and when you do not want to wear it, you can clip it to your purse..so it is always there.
I got this to review and I was so excited. It was nicer looking than I expected.
I decided that we needed to go to dinner that night just to try it out. So we went to Rooster’s restaurant within hours of when I got this. I looked at the table when I first got there and though..”Oh no, this isn’t going to work…the table is too thick!” But guess what….it did work!!
My second thought was, “My purse is soooo heavy it will break it!” (I’m an organizer…I carry it all..but very organized keep in mind!) Again, I was wrong! This had no problems at all holding my purse.
Another thought I had before I got the FUMI pursehook was, “Won’t it scratch up the table top if it is a bracelet.” Nope….there is a rubber piece on the underside to protect the table and keep it from sliding.

I asked Nicole before I got the FUMI PurseHook if it could be used in a bathroom stall to hang your purse if there was no pursehook available. She said that it could, that was one of the things that she and her sister wanted while developing this.
Here is proof!!! (Ok..it is 3 days after I posted this. I went to a movie tonight and there was no hook on the bathroom stall door…and yes my Fumi pursehook was still hooked to my purse and I was so excited to really use it!! So cool….just had to add this on. )

When I came home I took it off and hooked it on my purse. It looks cute there too!!
This pursehook is great!!! I am just loving it. Way to go Nicole and Natascha!!

Now for the best part. Nicole and Natascha have offered to give one of their FUMI PurseHooks away to one lucky winner!! You can take your pick of 7 different bracelet styled ones.

To purchase go to FUMI Pursehooks
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(I will send out an e-mail to the winner and you will have 48 hours to respond back to me or I will pick another winner.)

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Console Caddie Review and Giveaway




The creator of the pouchee, Anita Crook also developed this Console Caddie. It makes a great tote to carry things in and out of your house to your office and back again. It is also good to just keep in your car to keep things organized.
One of the Doctors I work for loves the large black one. He puts his Iphone, physican phone sheet, pens and I am not sure what else in it and says he loves it to carry things from his office, to his car and then to his house.
There are 2 sizes. They are both 5 inches tall (not including the handle). The larger one is 8 1/4 inches (long enough for a checkbook) and the smaller length is 7 inches.
They are a heavy leatherette fabric in either black or tan. The handles are stable and it has a gusseted bottom to be able to stand up when full.
Inside has credit card pouches, lipstick or pen pockets, a divided middle, pouches on both sides for all your odds and ends.

Pros: *Great size to keep all your little gadgets from falling all over the car.
*Sturdy
*Has separate pockets to keep things organized.
*Can work as purse organizer or separate mini purse.
*Can use it to organize other areas other than your car.

Cons: *Only comes in black and tan and not other fun colors.


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Pouchee Review

The pouchee – Ultimate Purse Organizer!
I discovered the pouchee about a year and a half ago and have loved it ever since. Anita Crook is the woman who invented this wonderful purse organizer. Her son gave her a designer purse for Christmas in 2004 and she knew she wouldn’t use it because it was one big open purse and no pockets or dividers. So she decided to do something about it. Did she ever! This magnificent purse was designed so that you can put all your essentials into it and then transfer it from purse to purse when ever you want to change purses to match your outfits. Going from a purse to a diaper bag, gym bag or pool bag are several other ways it can benefit you. I also carry mine by itself into stores if I do not want to save my shoulder and not lug my entire purse in. Teenagers think they are really cool and little girls love the little mini purse!
You do not have to be a purse changer to enjoy this pouchee. I change purses myself twice a year…spring and fall. But it keeps everything organized in my purse and soooo easy to find!! I am never digging for my cell phone or checkbook!

Dimensions are: 7 1/4″ length 5 1/4″ height 3 1/2″ wide (expanded)
Divided pocket inside
Side Pocket inside for bills or coupons
Zipper pocket inside for change or anything you want to stay personal.
Two pouches inside for lipstick or extra pens
Outside front has 5 credit card slots and a pocket for glasses etc.
Outside back has 2 pockets that fit cell phones, notepad, sunglasses
Outside back also has a pen holder
2 ring holders to carry it with – fold down to stay out of the way.
There is a magnetic closure
It has a flat bottom so that it can sit on its own.
The pouchee comes in either cotton fabric or leatherette. There are 14 cotton and 8 leatherette colors to choose from.

You can easily store:
*Check book (I have 3 in mine!!)
*PDA
*Reading glasses or sunglasses
*Cell phone
*Pager
*Pens
*Lipstick
*Money and change
*Credit cards
*Coupons/receipts
*Keys
*And so much more!!

Keeps your purse organized!
Cute!
Easy to switch purses!
Use as a purse on its own!
Great gift!

 

Now you can buy it or win it!!
Get your entries in by Wednesday December 10th by 8pm and you can be the lucky winner of this really great purse organizer!!

To purchase go to Organize with Sandy pouchee tab

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