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I Just Dumped Out My Purse's In'rds!

post #1 of 23
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So many grocery store receipts, Wal*Mart receipts...old shopping lists!...paid utility bills!!...several cds...gum wrappers! No wonder my purse was getting so heavy! Not to mention a coin purse filled with pennies!

How often do you clean out the contents of your purse/wallet? Do you carry any unusual things in there? I used to carry several screwdrivers, rubber bands...all sorts of weird stuff!

Hilda>^..^<
post #2 of 23
For the longeset time I was carrying around a pair of (clean) underwear. I don't really know why they ended up there in the first place but I carried them around for quite some time. Obviously I'm guilty of rarely cleaning out my bag.
post #3 of 23
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Originally Posted by Pekoe & Nigel View Post
For the longeset time I was carrying around a pair of (clean) underwear. I don't really know why they ended up there in the first place but I carried them around for quite some time. Obviously I'm guilty of rarely cleaning out my bag.
That's the funniest thing! I guess your mom must have told you something along the lines of ''well I hope for my sake you're wearing clean underwear!!!''



Hilda>^..^<
post #4 of 23
I have everything you have plus, some batteries
post #5 of 23
"Purse's In'rds"

I've never heard it referred to that way before!

I don't carry a purse, with my sometimes poor (read - completely absent) memory I'd lose the darn thing somewhere.

My mother would always did though, as a child I remember the purses getting bigger and bigger instead of her sorting through the mess.
post #6 of 23
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Originally Posted by strange_wings View Post
"Purse's In'rds"

I've never heard it referred to that way before!

I don't carry a purse, with my sometimes poor (read - completely absent) memory I'd lose the darn thing somewhere.

My mother would always did though, as a child I remember the purses getting bigger and bigger instead of her sorting through the mess.
Glad you liked it! I was thinking along the lines of Lynrd Skynrd's cd 'Skynrd's Inrds'...

For a while there, my purse kept getting bigger & bigger too! Seems like I carried everything for everyone in it! Not anymore! Its strictly for my stuff!

Hilda>^..^<
post #7 of 23
I hardly ever clean out my purse! It is so filled with junk! I have just about anything you could need while you are out. I always put stuff in there for "just incase this or that happens". If I ever need something out of it I have to dig around in it for a while or have to take everything out to find it! I have a big purse too! People have asked if I have a change of clothes in there too!
post #8 of 23
I clean my purse out as soon as I get home. I can't stand a messy purse.
post #9 of 23
well I used too never crry a purse but now I do, and my last purse was a playboy bunni purse and it ws about mesium sized and I swear I had everything in it, then I upgraded to a cherry purse and I often even carried a book in there plus all the make up I RARELY wear and a wallet and my ciggs but now I have downsized at christmas when my mom got me this tiny red purse, its enouhg to fill wiht my eyeliner, chapstick, lipgloss, a thing of eyeshadow and a mirror, also my wallet and my sigs. O and dont forget mascara and well thats literally all i can fit into it, o and of course i forgot my digital camera, i usully squeze everything in but I just clean it out every once in a blue moon now, before when I had the bigger purses it was alll the time because welll i swear my moms purse just keeps getting bigger and bigger, and well i dont want mine to get like hers and also I used to always almost forget my purse, because for a long time I hated carrying them thats why i had pockets and hoodies So now I almost always have my purse with out thinking about it and I do sometimes think i forgot my purse at a place even if i didnt take it i like freak out
post #10 of 23
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Originally Posted by strange_wings View Post
"Purse's In'rds"

I've never heard it referred to that way before!

I don't carry a purse, with my sometimes poor (read - completely absent) memory I'd lose the darn thing somewhere.

My mother would always did though, as a child I remember the purses getting bigger and bigger instead of her sorting through the mess.

I don't carry a purse either, I just carry my money in my pocket.
post #11 of 23
OH wow! You BRAVE BRAVE BRAVE woman! I'm to petrified to see what the purse monsters have swallowed up in my purse I really should clean it out sometime
post #12 of 23
I clean out my purse whenever it feels like it's getting heavy. I stuff everything imaginable in there. It fills up fast. I clean it out about once a week.
post #13 of 23
I clean mine out at least twice a week, but it still had the same stuff in it. I probably have 15 lipsticks at the bottom of my purse, and when I clean it out, they all go right back. That is in addition to everything else that fits into a 20 lb purse. I used to have a small tool kit when we had the old bike, and my small Ruger.
post #14 of 23
I did some cleaning the other night myself.
I found the following:
Reciepts
Gum
Tic Tacs
Lip Gloss
Screws and Nails
Straws
Allergy pills
A Candle again
Staples
5 lighters
Empty honey straws
Car stereo remote
Shoelaces
Half a dog treat
Hot Wheels cars
Digital camera
Shingle Samples

I could go on and on.....and ya'll wonder why I wanted to upgrade to a backpack?????
post #15 of 23
Yours sounds like mine--except for the gum wrappers! It's stuffed full of WalMart receipts (I use my debit or credit cards, so I keep them--if they were cash ones (unless it's something I think I may need to return)). I try to clean out my handbag once a week. I save all of my spare change in a piggy bank--really a plastic container, for an emergency fund (I plan to start saving for a pet bills fund). I even break paper bills in order to get change--all so I can save it in the bank! It's amazing how much spare change you get in a month's time--doing this for 2 years, with the addition of any money I got for gifts--helped pay for my wedding and my house! I've now converted my former spend-thrift husband--he has a huge glass storage jar for a bank. When we bought our house, we dragged our spare change to the bank, and used one of those coin sorter machines there (free, if you have an account)! Sounds kind pathetic, but, boy, it did add up! We still laugh about this 2 years later!


MargeCat
post #16 of 23
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Originally Posted by strange_wings View Post
"Purse's In'rds"

I've never heard it referred to that way before!

I don't carry a purse, with my sometimes poor (read - completely absent) memory I'd lose the darn thing somewhere.

My mother would always did though, as a child I remember the purses getting bigger and bigger instead of her sorting through the mess.

Wish I could do that--but I'm afraid people will think I'm not feminine! It's funny how women think we need to have a purse--but men get along just fin without them? I compromise sometimes, and use a belly bag, especially while antiquing/flea marketing.

Yet, when I was a Civil War reenactor, I got along fine without a purse. Women didn't usually carry anything resembling one--they often wore a dress pocket under their skirt, accessed by the (hidden) slit opening in the skirt. I just carried my modern stuff (car keys, wallet, etc.) and a hanky.

MargeCat
post #17 of 23
We save all of our spare change too, and you would be surprised how it adds up.
post #18 of 23
I clean mine out, um......not very often!! I dont have anything unusual in mine,hehe. I just have the "usual"~gum, lip stick, girlie things umm, a address book, drivers license,check book,my daughters immunization record, debit card, change.........um, I think thats it
post #19 of 23
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Originally Posted by ClaireBear View Post
I clean out my purse whenever it feels like it's getting heavy. I stuff everything imaginable in there. It fills up fast. I clean it out about once a week.
same here - last week it was really really heavy and I realised I have been carrying around some rolled coin I meant to deposit at the bank
post #20 of 23
Usually clean it out once it gets really heavy. I carry a big purse, and sometimes am amazed at what's in there - I could go away for the weekend with what's in my purse! The funniest time I forgot to clean it out was a number of years ago - I was flying to go to a conference, and when airport security put my purse through the scanner, they said what the heck is all that in there! They took a look, and found tons of loose change in the bottom, weighing it down plus assorted odds and ends I had forgotten about! They thought I was nuts! They asked me if I didn't have back problems from carrying all that around!
post #21 of 23
I switch purses quite often so I have little organizers that I carry various items in. I just transfer from purse to purse. My wallet seem to fill up with receipts though. My briefcase can accumulate lots of stuff.
post #22 of 23
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Originally Posted by StarryEyedTiGeR View Post
OH wow! You BRAVE BRAVE BRAVE woman! I'm to petrified to see what the purse monsters have swallowed up in my purse I really should clean it out sometime
You have a purse monster, too?

I used to carry a larger purse but decided to downsize a few years ago. But I still pack a lot in the small bag I carry. I can use it for self defense. Once, going through security at the local courthouse, they kept staring at the xray image and asking if I had scissors. No, but 2 rings and a pairs of tweezers in close proximity can look like scissors. I got through okay, but they were laughing about how much it weighed.

Mom was always a bit peeved at Dad because many times he would have her put something in her purse for him.
post #23 of 23
I was carrying a huge purse and I realized that I put everything I could possibly put in there. Now I have a small purse for my planner, wallet and checkbook with a little room for toothbrush, toothpaste, floss and my inhaler and lip gloss I am so proud of myself but now I have to keep my makeup in my car
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