We've all been there -
Your cell phone rings. You're hoping it's about that last job interview, or maybe it's your kid's school ...but by the time you dig through the entire chaotic contents of your purse the ringing has stopped and you hear a voice mail alert.
Or maybe you feel a sneeze coming on. You just walked through the fragrance section of your favorite store, or you petted a friendly cat on the way to the car. Whatever the cause, you know it's not going to be pretty! You have a pocket pack of tissues in your handbag somewhere...will you find it in time? The race is on!
Or you finally find that perfect pair of shoes, and they're even on sale! But then you realize (after waiting twenty minutes on a long line) that you left your ATM card in your other bag when you switched to the one that matches your sneakers.
TIME TO GET ORGANIZED
If you find yourself constantly rummaging for a pen and paper, lipstick, a breath mint or your keys, you would probably benefit from a handbag organizer. These handy little dividers help keep what you need literally at your fingertips, instead of in one big jumble at the bottom of your bag. They can literally be a lifesaver if you tend to purse-dive while you're driving.
KNOW WHAT YOU WANT
Do you like to just reach in and grab what you want, or do you prefer more security? Handbag organizers come with open tops or zippers, so you can choose the type and size that works best for you and your favorite purse. Some handbag organizers even have the best of both worlds - a zipper and some open pockets on the outside.
Before choosing a handbag organizer, measure the inside of the handbag you're planning to use it in so you will be sure it fits. Or, buy a style that can be adjusted to fit the size and shape of your purse.
DO AN INVENTORY
What do you like to carry with you? A bottle of water or diapers will need a taller organizer, while cell phone chargers can be folded and stored. This is also a good time to clean out your purse - maybe it's time to throw away that bright orange lipstick.
DON'T FORGET YOUR KEYS
Do you want the organizer to have a clip for your keys, or do you prefer to take your keys out of your purse? There are types of handbag organizers that work both ways.
With many styles, colors and patterns of organizers available you'll be able to tame your wild purse and be better equipped to meet the challenges of your daily life.
This article was written by Rosie Reeves, an expert
in the Personal Organizing category at www.yoexpert.com