Guest post by Lauren From Blogger Mummy Lauren.
What’s in my bag?
I think you can tell a lot about a woman just by looking in her hand bag. I’d say this is absolutely true for me, my hand bag is a total reflection of what I’m like as a person, messy and unorganised.
My husband got me this lovely Nica bag as a gift a few years ago, and I’ve used it almost every day since. He got me quite a posh designer handbag too, which is lovely, but I always end up choosing my trusty brown bag. In the winter it matches my sheepskin boots perfectly, and in the summer it looks nice with a colourful dress and a nice pair of tan sandals so it always looks good with what I’m wearing, or I think so anyway.
Above all, it’s practical. It’s a good size so I can fit all of my crap in (and believe me, it is full to the brim with random crap), and it has 3 compartments so I can organise my things. When I first got the bag I was a bit obsessed with keeping things to the right compartment and keeping everything neat, but now… everything is shoved in to any part that has room. Like I said, I’m a messy person.
I obviously carry the standard, Purse, ID, bank book and my planner. I would be lost without my planner, I’m really not the most organised of people and I have a memory like a sieve, so I need this with me at all times or I wouldn’t have a clue what I was doing or what day it was.
I’ll be honest and say I have no reason to carry my bank book around, I’ve never actually used it, but once something goes in the bag, it’s not coming back out!
I have really dry hands, so carry hand cream everywhere. I usually forget I have it though and rarely use it, but I really should. I have a pack of tissues, for obvious reasons. About half of a child’s body weight is made up by snot. That’s a lie, but you could almost believe it, the amount they produce is phenomenal, and so tissues are an essential for any parent.
I have 2 perfumes, I don’t know why. I’m like the glade advert, I just alternate smells every thirty minutes so you can always smell me. I carry a lip gloss, even though I don’t wear lip gloss, and finally for my beauty products is my crystal nail file. I’ve upgraded from an awful 10p emery board to this little beauty, which you can file backwards and forward without damaging you nail, and you never have to replace. I love it!
This is where it starts getting random. I have a urine sample bottle which contains the 3 stitches that my little boy had in his wrist when he had a cut a few years ago. Don’t ask me why I carry these around with me because I couldn’t answer. I have a losing scratch card and some McDonald’s monopoly tokens, and then a random pile of money bags. Again, don’t ask.
I’m really bad for stuffing receipts in to my bag after I’ve bought something, and scribbling myself little memos on to post-it’s which also end up floating around my bag. I quite often open my post on my way out and shove the letters in to my bag too. Most normal people would take it out when they get home, but not me! Like I said, when something finds it’s way in to my bag, it’s probably staying there forever. I also carry my glasses case, but I have no idea where my glasses are. I often open this, hoping that my glasses may have appeared inside. They never do.
All of these lovely things are neatly organised thrown in to my bag, in such a way that makes it impossible to find anything when I need it. I’m forever rummaging through, but then I’m messy at home too and spend most of my days rummaging through drawers, wardrobes, boxes, so it’s only natural I would do the same with my bag!
Thank you for sharing with us the contents of your bag Lauren, You are right, it does say a lot about you as a person. You are far more organised and tidier than me that is for sure If you would like to read more about Lauren then please take a look at her blog