“Did you just pull a broom out of your bag?” my wide-eyed client asked last week as I did a quick sweep under a rug she was discarding.
OK, it’s not a full-size broom, but I do have a mini-dust broom in my bag. No, it’s not a magic bag, even though more than one client has called it my Mary Poppins bag. But it is full of tricks and tools. I like to come to an organizing session prepared to handle any situation you throw at me.
Putting a rectangular bureau drawer organizer (I like Ikea Skubb bins) in the bottom of the bag gave the large inner compartment more structure and created interior divisions. To further organize, I use inexpensive travel jewelry rolls to keep little things contained and easy to find.
Inspired by the Tennis Channel’s Bag Check segments, here’s a rundown of the more noteworthy items in my bag.
I’m not a handywoman, but some basic tools help with planning for organizing supply purchases and with dismantling old and assembling new things.
Aside from the usual amenities, I also carry these extras.
Organizing does not equal cleaning, but it can stir up dirt.
Phew! That’s a lot of stuff! In case you’re wondering, it is a pretty heavy bag, but I just consider carrying it to be a weight-bearing exercise. Like the true organizer I am, I sort, pare down, and reorganize the bag a couple of times a year to make sure the contents stay fresh.
Did you notice that most of the things in my bag are ordinary household items? Maybe you’ll be inspired as you realize that you don’t need fancy things to help you get organized!
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