Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Tackling my handbags

Tackle It Tuesday Meme

I tackled my handbags 6 months ago and had to do them again last weekend because of all the new ones I've been buying. I sold MANY but it didn't make much of a dent as you can see below...

Before - top of old organiser

Before - bottom of old organiser
I knew I was going to sort this out so I created a mess on the bottom of my wardrobe during the last few days (yes, it felt good)
the whole lot in one very ugly pile

Sorting it all out
  1. I put one awkward shape inside of another very big bag.
  2. I used the space on the floor along the back (orange bag) and surrounding my basket (beige and brown bags).
  3. I rolled up some bags and positioned smaller, lesser-used bags in my basket. This basket currently holds 8!
  4. The basket stashes under my new lime-green organiser (for spring) because the shelves are quite narrow, which makes for a neater look.

Here is the end result - 20 bags, beautifully organised

In case you're counting, I am wearing number 20! :-)

Just for fun, tell me how many handbags/ purses/ pocketbooks (whatever you call it) you have!


Ali said...

wow, that's a lot of handbags!!

I only own 2 :)

Tina @ Mummified Times Five said...

WOW! That IS a lot of hangbags...lol Great before and after shots. I have 5 different bags but at the moment I just throw my purse, mobile phone and a small makeup case (with headache tablets, lipgloss, comb, and gum)in the baby's nappy (diaper) bag as it's easier just carrying that than 2 bags.

Marcia said...

LOL :)

I know, I know - I'm crazy!

But I'm counting on someone to top mine!

Zen Master said...

Wow, that's a lot of purses. I think I have 5 and I just bought 2 of those a couple of weeks ago.

I usually get rid of my old ones unless I *really* love the purse.

Great idea for a tackle.

Good job!

Beckaboo said...

Looks fantastic!!

(I only have one purse, so will never have need of this particular tackle. *wink*)

Blessings, Beckie :o)

Mayogi said...

Wow! You do have a lot of bags but I know people with a lot more, so don't worry. *lol* I only have 6 so I guess it should be a piece of cake organizing them. Oh well, I will. Some day. Soon...

Erica of Home Business Success said...

I have about 20 bags myself that need organizing! I like the hanging organizer that you organized your bags in. I'll try that! Thanks.


Family O'Foxes said...

Wow! That is a lot! :)

I have one. I use it everyday until it looks awful and then I go to Shopko and buy another one. I know I'm a "cheapo".

A friend was telling me about a "purse show" she went to. It is like a Pamper Chef party. I admitted I didn't know they did home purse shows. She laughed. :)


Coach J said...

I'm close to you, but don't have 20. I keep my purses on a shelf in the top of my closet.
You remember, the closet that is organized, and I'm going to take a picture for you so you can be soooo proud of me? Except that I haven't done that yet? :)