A couple of weeks back, I entered a competition over at Creating Order From Chaos.
Normally, I shy away from such places as they remind me of how chaotic and disorganised my life is and, subsequently, that I should probably do something about it.
I will! Right after I write these things that need writing, sort through the last fifteen years of photos, have a coffee and finish procrastinating, OK!?!
Anyhoo, the prize was a handbag organiser. I have coveted one of these for ages … it is the Virgo trait I posses that has me desiring all manner of items that allow for being organised. I have had handbags designed and made especially for me, to ensure they have adequate pocketage to assuage my organisey whims.
Sadly, I have yet to find the perfect handbag for these whims I possess and, the result? The Libran aspect of my being goes “Oh, I can’t decide” and this is the result of my handbag:
This is also the image I submit in order to enter the competition and, quite surprisingly, I WON! Hurrah!
I am now the very happy owner of a Brag Bags Handbag Organiser!
Hurrah! I can now keep my size 2 Bob the Builder knickers separate from my Trash Pack trading cards and random LEGO pieces! None of which are, technically, mine, but anyhoo.
I can keep my tampons and tissues handy, yet simultaneously prevent the inevitable, loud, four-year-old boy “What’s those, Mummy!?” in a busy cafe!
Or have them roll across the floor as I search for a pen; something I know I have stashed in my bag. Somewhere!
My post it notes and note book are kept safe, albeit handy, away from used, snotty tissues, and my lip balm is in handy reach.
And … I don’t know what that is, and probably don’t want to know … but now, it won’t get it’s ickiness on anything else in my bag!
I scored the 2 in 1 Organiser SYSTeM, in a delicious hot pink. Essentially, it is one large organiser, that unzips to become two smaller (one larger than the other) organisers … which is handy for me, as I often have a several bags going in the one week, depending on what the circumstances require ….
One pops neatly into the bag-of-chaos as shown earlier, and the other into my larger bag that I cart around when I have loads of worky type things to do, or have a pre-schooler tagging along with me.
And when I go for a different bag altogether, I simply lift the organiser out