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Keeping your handbag organised is as easy as 1, 2, 3!

Izzy Satchels by Lulu GuinnessMaking New Year's resolutions is something most people do every year, even if we don't necessarily see them through to the end. Some of the most popular resolutions include losing weight, getting fitter and eating healthily, and while these are all fantastic goals, here at Fiore we've chosen a slightly different approach. This year, we've decided to become a bit more organised, and we’re concentrating all of our organisational skills onto one thing: our handbags!

After a study last year revealed that our handbags are heavier than ever, we realised that most of the bags and purses in our collection could benefit from a big clear out, and that the best way to achieve this doesn’t lie in buying more handbags (unfortunately!). So, now that the Christmas parties are over and we’re hanging up our party accessories until the next big celebration rolls around, it’s time to take this opportunity to revamp our collections and ensure that we never lose our lip balm in our bags ever again in just 3 simple steps.

Step 1 - Empty out everything in your bag

KCX2030 photo by kwan kwan on Flickr [CC2.0]It’s a fact that our handbags can sometimes become dumping grounds, and we’re all guilty of collecting receipts, empty wrappers and old packets of chewing gum in the deep recesses of our purse pockets. Step one is to sort out the junk from the necessities. De-clutter your bag by throwing away old bus and train tickets as well as anything else that’s broken or that you have no use for. After this, you should be left with everything you use on a regular basis – travel pass, keys, coin purse, wallets, etc. – and you’re ready to move on to step two.

Step 2 - Simplify your bag’s contents

Handbag lovers worldwide know that there are some items you simply can’t leave the house without, but the time has come to ask yourself just how much is too much. Lip balm is undoubtedly an essential, but do you really need it in all five flavours? Sorting out the basics from the superfluous is a key step in organising your handbag. Of course, what you need in your bag can depend on whether you’re a student heading to lectures or a busy mum-of-three on your way to work, so now is the time to take stock of what you’re carrying with you every day and simplify it. The easiest way to get started is to make sure you’re not doubling up on anything important – one packet of chewing gum or one pack of baby wipes at a time is more than enough.

Tula Travel Purse in purpleStep 3 - Organise your space

Now that you have everything you need in one convenient location, it’s time to make your handbag space work for you so think of what you’re likely to use together and keep it secure! For example, you could invest in a make-up case to keep your beauty essentials with your compact mirror for any quick middle-of-the-day touch-ups you may need. Equally, a travel purse could be just what you need to make sure your railcards, debit cards and cash are all kept in one place, helping to save you the hassle of rummaging around your handbag once you hit the train turnstile. Other simple changes, like using the interior slip pocket on offer in most handbags to actually hold your phone, or attaching all your keys to one key ring, will all contribute to keeping your handbag tidy and organised all year long.

As with any resolution, it can take time to get into the habit of doing anything in a new way. Once you get past the great handbag purge of 2015, streamlining and organising the contents of your handbag is the easy bit, and you’ll thank us when you never lose your wallet or your train pass ever again!

Do you have any more handbag organisational tips to share with us? We’d love to hear them! Get in touch with us on Facebook, Google+ or Twitter to share your tips and tricks - or any other resolutions you’ve made this year.

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