When's the last time you cleaned out your purse? Come on, now. Fess up. I am a terrible terrible packrat when it comes to my purse. It nearly takes an act of Congress to get me to clean out my purse... or if I buy a new purse. Then of course, I can't put all the old stuff in there.
Recently, I bought a new purse (that came with a new wallet) so you can see that this was a double whammy as I had to clean out both purse and wallet. I found the most amazing collection of papers... receipts, business cards, notes, grocery lists.
In one pocket in the old purse I found a twenty dollar bill. Hmmm. That could be incentive to clean out my purse more often. That same pocket had three pennies, a paper clip, a chapstick and a purple pen.
What's the strangest thing you carry in your purse? At one time I had a roll of duct tape, a multi-tool, and a Swiss army knife--the real deal with about twenty tools. Of course it's missing the toothpick. Have you ever noticed that the toothpick always seems to be the first thing to go?
What do I have in my purse? Wallet, Sony reader, sugar meter kit, inhaler, medication, notepad/folder, sticky pad (bright yellow), tissue packet, reading glasses, brush, six pens (various colors), cell phone, cough drops, Zone bar, flashlight, nail file and clipper, small Swiss army knife, and address book. Of course, you understand that's after I cleaned it out two weeks ago.
The thing that puzzles me is what to do with all the other stuff I accumulate over time. It's all good stuff. I just don't have any other place to keep it. I usually end up leaving it in the old bag until I decide to switch bags again. Then I move it to the new old bag.
Maybe I should just carry a suitcase...