I have been cutting back on the junk I carry around in my bag.
I said it out loud.
I still have days when everything, but the kitchen sink comes with me, but as the children get older I need less. My bag is not full of wet wipes, snacks and emergency toys any more.
When I am teaching I have a large carry all bag for files, books and whatever resources I need for the day. My drinks and lunch bag go in there too.
So I have built up a little collection of smaller bags - how did that happen?
I have my purple zatchels satchel, which I love, but I get frustrated with the undoing of the buckles. Lazy ? Maybe.
|Purple zatchels satchel|
I have my gap bargain, green cross body bag. This is a lovely small bag - perfect for shopping days when you need your hands free!
|Green Gap bag|
Then there is my latest love. An impulse buy. A coral/red colour in leather from Next. At only £25 it would have been rude not to.
|Coral Next leather bucket bag|
|What's in my bag?|
I still cannot cope without my notepads and diary. I am a writer. I do put my calendar into my ipad, but I have to write everything down too. I make lists and jot down notes as they occur to me. It is not quite the same dictating them into a phone. However I do use the Evernote app for lists and I find that helpful.
Every few days I have to decant everything and get rid of the stuff that has crept back in that I do not need.
I still carry my ipad around when I am at the kids clubs - it means I can work as well as watch them play their sports!
The hand cream is the lovely freebie off a magazine this month from Neal's Yard. I love it and will probably repurchase when it is all gone.
I love this little make up bag. It only cost £5 and is just large enough for a small mascara, a concealer and a lipstick. Sometimes I can squash a few plasters and painkillers in there too if needed.
The hand gel is a must when working in school - need I say more.
My purse is a Marc O Polo bargain - lovely and roomy. I can fit all my cards, stamps, receipts and coupons in here.
What would be your essentials to carry in a small bag?
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