As you are about to see in this post, I have a lot of handbags. From tiny clutches to large totes, I love a pretty purse!
Starting off this New Year, I decided to work harder on getting organized and clearing out the clutter. I chose my large handbag collection to target first. I got rid of several purses, handing them down to my stepdaughter who was quite excited to have some new bags.
With the many handbags I’m still holding on to, I sought to find a new way to organize and store them. You would think after living in this 1960s ranch-style house with limited closet space for 16 years, I would have come up with an effective way to store them by now. But no, they’ve been strewn throughout the house in several different places since the beginning. I have piled them on shelves, shoved them into drawers and even hung each one on a hanger in our office closet. These methods either took up too much room, weren’t convenient or ended up damaging the bags. Plus, isn’t it nice to have all your similar things in one central place?
I went searching online to find a way to once and for all organize my bags. I found a simple fix on Amazon that cost me less than $15 per organizer with no assembly required! This system will keep my handled handbags organized, protected and grouped together the way I want.
This handbag organizer by Misslo is my solution! It’s a cinch to use – just overlook those spelling and grammatical errors. I am trying to get organized, not organzied – that sounds terrifying!
Simply hang the organizer on the rod in your closet, place the handle of your handbag in one of the 5 flaps, then snap it closed. Continue until you’ve either filled up the handbag organizer or run out of handbags!
I was not all that surprised that I needed two to complete my handbag organization project.
There are strips of strong Velcro inside each flap that help the snaps keep from popping open. For the extra long straps on a cross-body bag, I gently tied a loose knot in the straps, shortening them, then added them to the slot.
Handled bags are now organized!
But what about clutches and handle-less bags? They won’t work with this organizer. For these bags, I took an old office/filing cart I was no longer using and put my clutches inside the drawers. In this day of digital files, this cart was just collecting dust and destined for the thrift store until I repurposed it.
I used the last drawer to store the dust covers and boxes that my high-end bags came in. It’s smart to hold onto these in the event I ever want to sell them. Bags with original boxes and cloth bags get a better price than without, generally.
Thankfully, the filing cabinet fit perfectly in my closet, giving the office even more space and keeping every single one of my bags in one central place.
My next organization project will target my hats.
I’m interested in learning how you store and organize your handbags.
Do you have any tips to share?
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