My Simplified Purse and Wallet

The other day was Mo’s birthday so we went to the aquarium. While packing up all of the stuff for a day away with a toddler and a baby, I decided my purse was too big. It’s a cross-body bag about 6 inches by 6 inches so some would say it’s pretty small already. Yet it contained a bunch of stuff I didn’t really need.

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Contents of my small bag:

  • pen
  • phone
  • lotion
  • re-useable shopping bag
  • tissue packet (with 1 left)
  • hairpins
  • hair tie
  • compact mirror
  • emergency feminine products
  • lip balm
  • acetaminophen
  • gum
  • wallet
    • 1 credit card
    • debit card
    • 2 library cards (mine and Mo’s)
    • wholesale membership card
    • expired wholesale membership card
    • 3 insurance cards
    • driver’s license
    • frequent car wash rewards card (with 1 punch)
    • shopping ban chart
    • cash
    • change

Sure a lot of those things are useful, but for a majority of the time I didn’t use them. I decided to switch over to a wristlet for the spring/summer. If I need anything else, I can throw it in the diaper bag. I foresee myself throwing the wristlet in the diaper bag a lot, too — one less thing to carry.

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(Both of my bags are yellow and I honestly don’t know why. I’m not a huge fan of the color. I also have a yellow skinny belt and a yellow watch. …So maybe I am a fan of the color? I didn’t even know. Either way, the collection of these yellow articles wasn’t intentional.)

The contents of my tiny bag:

  • phone
  • lip balm
  • wallet
    • 1 credit card
    • debit card
    • 2 library cards (mine and Mo’s)
    • wholesale membership card
    • 3 insurance cards
    • driver’s license
    • shopping ban chart
    • cash

Putting a stop to lugging around a bunch of stuff I don’t need, regardless of how little those things are, has lifted a weight off my shoulder and my mind. I can do more and worry about less. It’s nice.

It’s freeing. 🙂

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