There are plenty of designer leather handbags for consumers to choose from, so consumers should not struggle to find versions that perfectly match their tastes. However, while buying these items may be straightforward, keeping them tidy is not always so easy.
Thankfully for the more disorganised fashionista, help it at hand. The Huffington Post recently covered this issue, with organisational expert and best-selling author Julie Morganstern offering advice.
Commenting on the issue in general, she stated: “Our bags are bigger, our lives are more mobile, and the lines between work and personal are more blurry.”
According to the expert, to kick-start the process of de-cluttering, people should throw away anything that qualifies as rubbish, including expired coupons, half-eaten granola bars and chewing gum wrappers.
Following this, they should divide the remaining items into three piles: essentials like wallets and keys; accessories such as sunglasses, phone chargers and lipsticks; and ‘just in case’ items like umbrellas, gym clothes and going out jewellery.
Ms Morganstern advised women to ditch the last category of items. She said: “Don’t put options in your bag – just-in-case-I-have-time things. Options are what bog people down.” If they must take an umbrella, small, light versions are best. About this, she remarked: “There’s really no excuse for carrying full-size anything.”
She also recommended having a ‘short-term bag’ that can be used to carry things like work materials, stating: “Somebody else may have a transient gym bag or errands bag, but nothing lives in that bag,” she says. “Mine gets emptied out the minute I get back into the office.”
When it comes to actually buying a designer handbag in the first place, consumers should opt for versions that are light when empty. Also, bags that have narrow openings and wide bottoms should be avoided. Instead, women ought to go for versions with open interiors and generous pockets along the lining, Ms Morganstern claimed.