This month we’re focusing on ways to be more prepared and organized. But I have to ask, is your bag too prepared?
- Do your friends tease you for having a bag that looks like luggage?
- Does it weigh so much your chiropractor is thinking of adding a deck?
- Are you known for toting a mobile pharmacy?
Handbags, tote bags, work bags, school bags, diaper bags, oh my.
It’s a nice, secure feeling when you’ve got everything you need with you. I think carrying a big bag can even make you more productive. It lets you take advantage of lost minutes in the day if you can pull out a paperback or write some notes. I also like being able to carry a snack or bottled water. And do we need to mention having a big bag to take to movies?
Even so, most of the time I’d rather travel light.
What’s in my daily bag: wallet, phone, keys, baby nail clippers, pen, lip gloss, sometimes my camera. What I need to add to my bag: a recent printed photo of Lane in case she gets lost.
Let’s give our backs a break!
Clean out any trash, toss the crumpled receipts, and shake the crumbs out of the bottom.
Don’t let spare change weigh down your bag. Put most of it in a change jar.
Could some items go in your car instead?
How many credit cards do you normally carry? Two should be plenty, and safer.
Keep most of those business cards or store discount cards at home.
I wonder who can set the record for number of lipsticks?