30 Days To Organise Your Life! Day 11 - Bag It Up!

          Bags, Bags, Bags!

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Now I'm really not a bag person, yet I've managed to collect quite a few!

I tend to have certain bags that I use for specific times - weekend handbag (mainly filled with stuff for the children!), gym bag, evening handbag (on the rare nights that I manage to socialise!) and work handbag.

There are also a few other bags in the back of the wardrobe for specific occasions - backpacks, rucksacks and holdalls for holidays or weekends away, swimming bag, shopping bags, plastic bags, clutch bags. All this and I haven't even touched on suitcases, purses and vacuum packed bags!

Even though all of these bags are quite specific to what I use them for, I still find myself collecting many other bags that are almost duplicates of bags I already have. Different colours, styles, sizes etc, but essentially doing the same job.

Much of the time I end up just using the same bags like the ones mentioned earlier, which is a shame when the others are just sitting in the back of the wardrobe or hanging up with no where to go!

 

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What is the solution for these poor, lonely bags?
 

My default answer to these things is normally to de-clutter and get rid of anything you're not using!

However, sometimes it's just a case of reminding yourself of what you've got and re-organising, so that they live somewhere very visible that you will see on a daily basis. Go on give it a try - give those poor old bags an exciting outing!

If after attempting to use bags that haven't seen the light of day for a while you find that it's not just for you anymore, don't forget to  give your bags a second chance in life and take them down to your charity shop or donate them to a friend with young children - I can't count how many times my unloved bags and purses have gone to a loving home with a child instead!!