I knew my purse was getting heavy. But 6.5 pounds? That’s like carrying around a 5 lb. bag of flour and a can of soda in your purse all day. My poor shoulder!
So when Rachel over at Small Notebook cleaned out her handbag, I knew I needed to join her!
Here’s the before shot.
Of course I had to take everything out and start fresh. So here it is, trash and all! Look at my 2-year-old going for the raisins. Cutie.
I was a little surprised at the amount of sand in the bottom of my purse.
I got rid of the trash, receipts, and a ton of grocery shopping lists and did a general sort job to see what was there.
You know, it’s the typical things you might find in a purse: wallet, make-up bag, sweet note from my hubby, rock, balloons, 2 pairs of scissors, my Shrinky Dink name tag, toothbrush, socks, paper airplanes, car key from the car I sold over 2 years ago. Typical.
I just realized that I have everything I need to play Rock, Paper, Scissors with real objects! Now why didn’t I think of that before? Oh well.
Here’s what’s actually going back into the purse:
No, no one is going to accuse me of being a minimalist. I’m okay with that.
I really like having small things grouped in clear bags so that they aren’t getting lost and confused in the bottom of the purse.
And guess what? My purse lost 3 pounds in a week!
Here’s my 3.5 pound purse: