When my kids were young, I never had a big enough purse. As time’s gone on, my purses keep getting smaller and smaller. I used to only carry the shoulder strap kind but now I’ve gotten used to just the short handled purse. I could probably use a clutch with the small amount I carry but I don’t like those.
I have my wallet, which is kind of big. I have a pocket knife, an eye glass cleaner cloth, nail file, 2 pens, a traveling hand lotion, a tampon, dental floss and my cherry lypsl. I am NEVER without dental floss or my lypsl even if I don’t have a purse. I do carry a pack of gum for the grand-kids but I don’t chew gum. Since I’ve started blogging I also carry a notepad in there because when I get an idea if I don’t write it down, that thought is gone. I also have a cell phone that never gets used. If I leave the house and it’s sunny, I do bring my sun glasses and I should carry them in there all the time but I forget. I also have a few hand cleaner wipes since I’m so obsessed concerned about keeping my hands clean.
There are times some of my husbands stuff ends up in my purse. But for the most part, since my kids have grown, my purse is now my own again.
I know some people who won’t go in someone else’s purse but I could really care less if anyone wants to go in mine, go ahead. I really do have to say that anyone who “hides” something in their purse, isn’t being very smart. I have a cousin that when I first see her, she’ll go through every single thing in my purse. She thinks it’s fun. I also have a few bowling friends who like to “prank” me and will put things in there or take something out. Like eating M & M’s out of there that belonged to my granddaughter. That got HUGE laughs!!
I also wonder how many purses most women use? I have a winter purse and a summer one. I’m a terrible creature of habit and I won’t buy a purse unless I really like it and I can never seem to find one that I really like. My winter one I just love and haven’t gotten a new one in years. My summer ones tend to change and since I really don’t like them “that” much, I won’t pay much for summer ones. My winter one is leather and did cost quite a bit.
So, I’m wondering, what do you all have in your purse and if it’s really your own or is it a “family bag” or catch all??