Until a couple of years ago, I had kind of a Thing . . . for bags. Handbags. Totebags. Wallets. Clutches. I had quite a collection . . . far too many to use, truth be told. (I actually started hanging some of my favorites on doorknobs -- as "art objects.") (Because I think I was taken more by their design than their function.)
And then . . . I discovered the Marie Kondo method (Kon-Mari for those in the know), and discovered that most of those bags just . . . didn't bring me joy. They're gone now. Seriously. Gone.
And replaced by the completely unattractive yet highly functional Baggalini Everywhere Bagg.
Yes. For two solid years now, THIS bag has been my only bag. (I do actually have it in two colors -- black for the cold months and blue for the warmer ones. Same bag. Different colors.)
Although I thought I might die from bag-boredom early on, I can now say that this bag is the perfect bag for me! Every. Day.
It has functional pockets --- that I actually use. For my phone, for my lip gloss, for my bullet journal, for my cheaters, for my umbrella. There is ample storage for those times I want to bring my iPad or a small knitting project along. Everything fits. Everything has it's place. Shoot . . . there's even a hook for my keys. And - maybe best of all - I can throw the bag in the washing machine and freshen it up if I need to.
It's time for me to switch out my bag . . . from the black version to the blue version. Perfect timing for this week's Think Write Thursday topic! Want to see what I keep in there?
Let's see . . .
We have my wallet (which doubles as a clutch if I don't want to haul the entire bag around -- it even has room for my phone), my grocery-list-memo-pad, my horribly hideous umbrella (I'm really hard on umbrellas; this is a free-with-purchase umbrella that came with some random totebag along the way), cheaters pair #1, bullet journal, wet wipes (just in case), my quick-sketch pad and pencil, some Imodium (because you need to be prepared, y'know), Altoids, spare hearing aid batteries, tissues, a decent pen, keys, hand lotion, lipgloss, and my phone. (I just realized my cheaters pair #2 missed the photo . . . because they were on my head. But they belong in the bag too -- right in the handy side zip pocket, perfect for cheaters or sunglasses.) That's pretty much it for me. I like to travel light . . . but also be prepared.
And, with that . . . I've switched over to my warm-weather blue version of the Everywhere Bagg!
How about YOU? What's in YOUR bag?