I endeavor to keep my purse organized. I really do. But somehow what I need at any particular moment seems to invariably end up on/in the bottom and I end up having to take everything out in order to find said item.
I've often said that I don't carry this purse for me. I carry it for everyone else. Examples:
"Honey, do you have nail clippers?" "Yes, of course, just a sec, honey."
"Mom, do you have a couple of quarters?" "Sure, here they are, sweetie."
"Does anyone have a bandaid?" "Yep, got one right here!"
"I need a needle and thread....quick!" "Here you go!"
"Hey, babe, do you have any lip balm. My lips are sooo dry." "Sure, let me get it for you."
"When, where and what time is that special service?" "Let me get my date book..."
"Do you know so-and-so's phone number?" "Let me get my address book..."
I could go on and on but the bottom line is: I don't carry this purse for me. I carry it for everyone else!! *smile* I don't mind though. I really don't. I would just like a little more understanding when I accidentally whop you in the back with it or when you might have to carry it for me while I get situated with my walker. (And the walker is almost history, everyone!!! Yayyy!!)
Or when I'm trying to situate it on the seat beside me or I'm driving and I ask whoever is in the passenger seat to please put it over there somewhere for me.
I've tried to downsize a little but I just feel comfortable with a certain size handbag. That way I am more confident that I will have what I need to take with me AND for those around me. *smile* AND you just never know what you're going to need or when you might need it! Always be prepared, is my motto!!! Have purse, will travel!! *smile*