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An Organized Mess: What’s in My Bag

There are a few methods I use to keep my “seemingly organized but actually messy” life together. My agenda, my bag organizer, my labeled makeup storage container, the plastic dividers separating my undergarments in my Ikea PAX closet drawers – you know the “everything has a place” deal.

Everything does have a place until *one* (literally one) thing falls out of place and somehow over the course of a day, you would never know it was organized to begin with. Like a small explosion occurred in that sacred place of seemingly put together stuff.

A perfect example – my bag. I mentally lose 3 lbs after I get rid of all the shit lying around the bottom. And then soon enough, it happens. I start throwing in little items where they don’t belong, and those little items add up.

“Why am I like this,” I ask myself as I throw my 4th mini-Twix candy wrapper of the day in my now sloppy-and-unorganized bag.

As pretty as this picture of my bag is, it rarely ever looks like this. I always get questions about my bag organizer and one of the first things I say during my animated explanation is “listen to me…you need this.” It makes it somewhat impossible for the items in my bag to feel out of place, even if they are. This thing is life changing.

Even when it’s not as beautiful as pictured above, here’s what I always have in my bag:

  • Samorga organizer in the color Indian Pink
  • GM Agenda
  • My wallet, you know, just because
  • My Rose Ballerine key holder (anyone else infatuated will all things Rose Ballerine)?
  • The pochette that came with my Neverfull (which I store my receipts/coupons in)
  • Rose gold Ray Bans

Items that didn’t make it to the picture because they’re just not visually appealing:

  • Airborne (germaphobe)
  • Moisturizer
  • Chapstick
  • My on-the-go makeup bag
  • Hand sanitizer (again, germaphobe)
  • iPhone charger
  • A gold pen
  • Pocket Moleskin cahier journal (in case I need to write something quickly)
  • A shit ton of candy (dark chocolate/gummies)
  • Jerkey sticks (the snack that holds me over until my next snack. Judge me)

One of my goals for 2018 is to try and keep my things organized and not allow myself to be as messy. To be intentional and think before I throw that little candy wrapper in my bag or place a pair of socks where the underwear should be. To me, this is comparable to the way I think about my overall health – you just can’t neglect it. And if you do, you’ll have to work even harder to get back to where you were. And who TF wants to do that?!

How do you get organized and stay organized? Leave a comment below!

See you guys soon!

Alisa

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19 Comments

  1. Jowana
    3 months ago

    I love a large purse, in fact the larger the better, but most large bags suck with inside pockets. This organizer looks perfect!!!!

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    1. aglassofbovino
      3 months ago

      Jowana, I totally agree. A bag organizer is amazing especially when you can customize the inside pockets, just like with this Samorga! I highly recommend this brand. I’ve tried others, but this brand is the highest quality and their colors are to.die.for.

      Reply
  2. Alex
    3 months ago

    I love the agenda !!
    https://thefrenchiestblog.wordpress.com

    Reply
    1. aglassofbovino
      3 months ago

      Thank you Alex 🙂

      Reply
  3. Jessica
    3 months ago

    Your bag is lovely! Very organized and tidy!

    http://www.jessicabroyles.com

    Reply
    1. aglassofbovino
      3 months ago

      Thank you Jessica!

      Reply
  4. Noelle
    3 months ago

    Your bag looks great! I don’t like to carry huge bags but when I do I will definitely use these tips!
    Noelle
    http://elle-no.com

    Reply
    1. aglassofbovino
      3 months ago

      Thank you Noelle!!

      Reply
  5. Glossipgirl
    3 months ago

    I love this blog! You’re so creative- have an incredible eye for fashion and design- and the way you write makes me feel like I’m in a conversation with you. Keep it up- and show me your fave DIY!!!

    Reply
    1. aglassofbovino
      3 months ago

      That could very well be the greatest compliment I could have ever received. I will keep it up to keep YOU coming back! 😭 thank you!! ❤️❤️

      Reply
  6. Jamie
    3 months ago

    I have been thinking about getting one of the Samorga organizers for my Neverful forever now. After reading your post, it is a must!!! I love how it’s organized. I am super motivated to go and get my bag in order! Can’t wait to see your next post!

    Reply
    1. aglassofbovino
      3 months ago

      Hi Jamie!
      I would definitely encourage you to purchase a Samorga for your neverfull! It’s beautiful and functional! Thank you for your sweet comment 🙂

      Reply
  7. Laura
    3 months ago

    OHHHH, I need this desperately, my bag is ALWAYS a disaster! And also usually filled with candy wrappers 😉 ♥ 😉

    Laura
    Black Coffee Beautiful

    Reply
    1. aglassofbovino
      3 months ago

      LOL! Then we are very much alike, Laura!

      Reply
  8. Taylor Spalding
    3 months ago

    So am I not going to lie, I have just spend a good 40 minutes engrossed in your blog and your social media. I have only just come across your space and I love love love your content and writing ughhh, major girl inspiration right now.

    Taylor Spalding

    https://taylorspaldingx.wordpress.com

    Reply
    1. aglassofbovino
      3 months ago

      Omg Taylor!! That is so sweet of you – I’m so glad to hear you’re loving my blog/IG 🙂

      Reply
  9. Brenda Evans
    3 months ago

    could use a bag organizer!

    breepluse.blogspot.com

    Reply
  10. Heather
    1 month ago

    Hey! Just got this same mm Neverfull and looking for a bag organizer. One question is there any room at all around the organizer on the outside? Thanks!!

    Reply
    1. aglassofbovino
      1 month ago

      Hi Heather! Yes – I have room for papers (tons of papers) and little things. But the bag itself is basically a black hole lol!!

      Reply

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