Home Life Blog: Why You Should Be Cleaning Your Purse More Often

January 16, 2016

Why You Should Be Cleaning Your Purse More Often


I can't stress to you enough how important a clean and organized purse is.  When your purse is organized you can find things faster.  When it's clean you don't have to worry about getting it dirty or finding crumbs on the bottom.  (Is that a raisin?  When was the last time I had raisins?)

My purse wasn't always organized, though.  I also had it messy with tons of junk floating around in it.  I'd be lucky to find my phone, or anything else I was looking for.  A few times I thought I lost my phone when really it was just buried deep in some corner of my purse covered with junk.  

I now clean my purse on a weekly basis and it all comes down to bananas.  I think I've already told you this story in this post, but in case you missed it, here it goes.... 

I always pack a snack for my daughter when we're running errands or going shopping.  This time I put a banana for her to eat along with some goldfish crackers.  We decided to go to the outlet malls and I found a nice small purse.  I bought it and only transferred the essentials into my new purse, you know...with it being smaller and all I could only fit so much.  

I gave my daughter her snack, because we had been out all day, and  I tossed my old purse to the side when we got home.  (Big mistake!!)  Days later I needed to use my other purse, so I got it out and decided to give it a little cleaning before using it.  What did I find inside?  A banana!  A rotten banana to be exact!  It was runny and mushy and disgusting!  It totally ruined the inside of my purse, along with the other items I had in there.  

It was then that I realized the importance of cleaning out my purse.  I now clean it out more often, especially when I know I put food in there, and bananas do not go in my purses anymore either. 

So ladies, this is why you should clean your purse out more often.  After switching purses, clean out the other purse and do not leave anything in there.  Don't make the same mistake I did, because rotten bananas are no fun.

What's the most disgusting thing you've found in your purse?  


If you would like more tips for cleaning and organizing your purse, click below!



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20 comments:

  1. I always feel so much better when my purse is cleaned out! Thanks for the inspiration!

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    1. Glad I could inspire you Nicole!

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  2. Oh no, haha. I bet that was a surprise when you found the banana. I try to clean mine out once a week.

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    1. It really was Leslie! I learned my lesson and now try to clean my purse once a week too.

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  3. Gah. Mine is so full of crayons! LOL! I really need to clean it.

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    1. Lol! I can so relate, Jessica! My purse still gets a little messy, but I just clean it way more often now.

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  4. I have this ridiculous (but fun) gym bag type handbag that gets a super clean every Friday arvo when I get home from a big week at work. I started that habit a few years back when my bag was overrun by ants. Yuk! :)

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    1. Oh my goodness!! I do not like ants! But it's those types of situations that we learn, right? lol.

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  5. Ahh! I really need to do this. I get so much random stuff accumulated!

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    1. It really helps Victoria! And it won't even take that much time. It also prevents you from buy multiple items you might already have in there! I remember one time buying lots of chapstick because I kept losing mine. When I finally cleaned out my purse, I found out they were still in there the whole time!

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  6. Oh, the random things you will find in my purse! I really need to organize mine far more often.

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    1. Now I want to know the random things in your purse, Ari! =) I hope this post and the link could help!

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  7. Lol my wife has a bit of everything in her purse. Comes with the territory though with little ones. She can always be counted on though to have something we need!

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    1. My mom is like this too! If you need it, she has it!

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  8. I try to keep my purse clean as often as possible! I keep my ipad in there so I need a little bit bigger purse but I still try to avoid sticking so much stuff in there! It is so easy to throw items in there though! Thank you for linking up with us at the Tips and Tricks Link Party! I cannot wait to see what you have for us next week!

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    1. I use a bigger purse also and know exactly what you mean! Thank you for stoping by Gabby! I already linked up this week and can't wait for next week! =)

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  9. Thank you for sharing with Monday Madness link party last week! Your post won the reader's feature this week! Hope to see you there! :)

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    1. Thank you so much Sharon!! I always enjoy linking up every week! =)

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  10. Cheers to a tidy purse (and a banana free one.) I feel like my head is on straight when my purse (or these days my diaper bag) is in order, like I can go about my day with confidence and purpose.

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    1. Hi thefolia! I remember the diaper bag years! It really is so much better when you can find everything in your purse....or diaper bag. :)

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