Purse Organization Tins

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Isn’t the idea of organization so great? Putting it into practice can be a little tricky though. I’m always on the hunt for life changing organizational systems that work seamlessly into my existing routines. I love having an organized purse. I just wish the organization would last longer than a couple days! I think part of the reason why we all have a hard time keeping our bags clean is just because we are so very kind to the environment and refuse to litter, right?? Sometimes the purse just has to be a trash receptacle.

These metal slide top tins have proven to be majorly handy over the last few months. Every time I’m near a Black Ink store in Boston or Cambridge I grab a little handful of them. There are probably about a zillion uses for them and they are less than $2 each (I think the tiny ones are like $.97). I really like these for my purses because they are sturdy, compact, and give the look and feel of a customized kit. I have some filled with tiny crafting pieces, fake eyelashes that I think are so cool, but I never use, and pretty much anything that I want to throw in my purse. Acquiring a label maker made these little guys so much cuter too. For my purse, I keep one tin for mints and gum, one for hair ties and bobby pins, and one for makeup touchup supplies. It’s so nice to not have all these things rolling around in the bottom of my bag! It also makes switching bags a piece of cake. If I’m going out for a quick meal, I can just grab the gum tin or if I’m going to be out all day I can make sure I have it all. So convenient! What are some of your favorite organization tips?

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Just a few items that might help to freshen up if needed. And it all fit so nicely in one tin!

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I did not intend to be all Kate Spade or primary color themed here – it just happens to be what I was using at the time!

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Such a perfect fit!

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Black + Gold Favorites

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I found the coolest toothbrush ever. Ok, I’m sure there are way fancier ones out there, but I was pretty excited when I spotted these black and gold toothbrushes at TJ Maxx. There’s definitely no reason that I need a shiny, $8, made in Italy toothbrush! That’s what’s great about TJ Maxx. You find things that you definitely don’t need, but it’s half off so I might as well buy two, right? The cashier was baffled when I brought these to the register! This isn’t the only black and gold purchase I’ve made in the past few weeks. I was cleaning out my desk today and noticed just how out of hand the theme is getting. So here are some of my latest black and gold finds!

DSC_1946I’ll be sad when I run out of these! I haven’t been able to find them online.

DSC_1930I got  this Russell + Hazel mini binder on sale at the art supply store. They had so many cool items in the sale, but I restrained myself. It was tough! I got the weekly planner filler pages to keep track of assignments and such.

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I had to get some matching, giant paper clips too! These were a couple bucks from Staples.

DSC_1926This definitely isn’t a recent find! Maybe you’ve noticed them in my little profile picture up above? I saw them sitting next to the binder in my desk and realized this obsession is taking over. I always get questions about these when I’m at the airport! I got them on Amazon, but I’ve also seen them at Urban Outfitters and recently American Apparel online.