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7 Tips for Keeping Your Purse Clean ...

By Lyndsie

I have a confession to make: my purse is a huge mess. I can never find anything in it, ever. I just got a new purse for Christmas, and it's already filled to the brim with a lot of junk I will never need. Purses get cluttered and they get outwardly dirty as well. So here are 7 tips for keeping your purse clean – hope they help!

Table of contents:

  1. organization
  2. proper size
  3. wash it up
  4. use containers
  5. get rid of paper
  6. minimize
  7. use your purse pockets

1 Organization

First up, you have to start by organizing. Find a place for everything, make sure you don't have anything you need, get rid of what you don't. Like, if you have lint and tobacco covered gum lingering in the bottom of your bag, you're probably never going to need it. Just buy some more good!

2 Proper Size

Sometimes the size of your purse plays a part in the ease with which it becomes messy. If your bag is too small, you might be trying to stuff too much into it. If it's too large, however, you might try to put your whole life into it, which makes it difficult to find what you actually need when you really need it.

3 Wash It up

In terms of purses that are actually dirty, you can usually get them clean with just a little bit of soap and water. Sometimes where you put your purse makes a difference as well, so be careful where you put your purse down. Like, I always end up stepping on mine in the car, so it gets dirtier than it would otherwise.

4 Use Containers

Containers can help you keep your purse organized and clean. If you have make up, put it in a case small enough to fit in your purse. The same goes for pens, notebooks, and things like that. If you have a place for everything, or at least a holder for it, it will be easier to find everything you need.

5 Get Rid of Paper

I don't know about you, but I always end up with receipts in my purse. They're stupid receipts though, like for a loaf of bread or something. You know, they're for things I'd never need to take back or exchange. Plus there's always gum wrappers and other detritus in there. Get rid of that stuff at least once a week, and you'll have lots more room!

6 Minimize

You may need to minimize what you put in your purse. Think about what you really need in there, and try to keep it down to the necessities. Like say, you probably don't need to put your whole life in there. Just make sure you have the things you use the most.

7 Use Your Purse Pockets

Making use of the pockets and compartments in your purse can help as well. That way, everything you need will be in a spot of its own, so you won't have to go searching for it. Plus, it won't be rolling around all willy-nilly, always slipping out of your reach.

My purse is probably still going to be a mess though. I am just horrible at organizing things and making them stay that way. Does anyone else have any helpful tips on how to keep a purse uncluttered and clean?

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