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Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Why I Use 2 Bags When I Leave the House

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I carry two purses almost everywhere.

But it is completely justified!

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No, seriously, it is justified!

(I see my husband pursing his lips and getting frown lines from contemplating how much I spend on handbags. He'd better stop that unreasonableness before I buy matching shoes!)

(Also, I'm really quite frugal, as such things go.)

I carry a big purse because I need room for my planner. (Note: The linked purse is similar, but not exactly the same as my current one, as my current one is discontinued.) I also have some medical conditions that require me to take extra baggage with me.

I carry a small crossbody purse because if I go shopping or need to run in somewhere, I don't want to carry a huge bag. I just leave the big bag in the trunk of the car.

The trick for making this work is to get a small enough bag that the bag slips right into the big purse without taking up much space. I use one like 

Two purses seems obsessive, but it really is a great compromise that allows me to bring my planner everywhere.


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Tanya Patrice said...

I sometimes take a clutch with me that fits into my handbag if I'm going somewhere and want to leave my big bag in the car - but 2 purses might feel too heavy to be carried all day. Do you ever have that issue?

Mary Wimbley said...

I've actually done this before. Nice to know I'm not the only one! :)

Anna said...

I've been doing this, too. I have a cross body bag that has my phone, wallet, kleenex, lotion, pen and post-its, and sometimes a few other small things. My bigger bag can fit my planner and computer. (and a bit more depending on where I'm going and what I need.) I started doing this first when we were flying. I had my carry-on suitcase and my personal bag, which was pretty large. So I had a smaller purse inside that one that I could carry around the airport on a layover or whatever. The bag I was using as a personal bag was too large to carry around, but I had to get a smaller one because my shoulders needed less weight. Now the one I have is a good size for carrying around in real (non-airport) life.

Jaime Barfield said...

I have never done this before. Thought about it but i was always afraid two bags would get on my nerves

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