Get It Together is your weekly guide to organizing your entire life.
As fun and cute as tiny handbags might be, they’re not exactly practical during the workweek. If you need to lug around everything from your wallet to that book you’re trying to finish, plus a water bottle, lip balm, sunglasses, tampons and more, you’re going to use a big tote. But wait! What happens when you’re at your doorstep at the end of the night? Can you find your keys, or are they languishing under a tumbleweed of receipts and headphones?
If your answer is “It’s okay, my roommate thinks it’s cute when I ring the buzzer every single day,” then it’s time to get your life together and organize your bottomless pit of a bag. The easiest way is to buy a premade organizer, be it nylon or felt. But if you find those unwieldy, pouches are the way to go. Scroll ahead to see all the ways to get a neatly arranged handbag.
The Best Cheap Bag Organizer
The Structured Bag Organizer
Fear a floppy bag? The ladies of Purse Forum swear by felt organizers inside their Louis Vuitton Speedys, Céline Luggage Totes, and Goyard bags.
Our friends at Strategist rave about using Baggu pouches to neatly organize their tote bags. You can see inside these colorful nylon bags, and you can toss them in the wash when they get grimy.
If You Like to Blindly Fumble for Things
Streamline Your Wallet
If Your Wallet Is Stuffed With Receipts
If You Can Never Find Your Phone
If You Want a Fancy Pouch
Much like their wallets, Comme des Garçons pouches have a fashion-y cult following. They can also double as a clutch.
A Cheaper Japanese Alternative
A Cool Makeup Bag
A Classic Makeup Bag
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