I recently bought a clutch bag.
I know. Not ground-breaking in any way.
However, this small, orange bag has saved me a lot of time and headaches on the last week or so and I thought I would explain how and maybe help some of you.
When I leave the house, my baby changing bag is always ready. All Baby G’s essentials and whatever I think Boo will need (unless she is at nursery).
On a number of occasions though I have got to my destination and forgotten something essential. Like my purse or my phone.
So, I bought the clutch bag to put my essentials inside.
Lipstick, nail file, perfume, phone and purse so that when I am going out with the children I can just pop it into the changing bag and, on the rare occasion I go out on my own, I am no longer delving into the crumbs and the wet wipes in the changing bag for a furry piece of chewing gum or an old lipstick with fluff stuck to it.
I feel so organised. It is so unlike me.
I’m not saying I am completely changed person. I mean you have to remember to actually put the bag into the changing bag but come on, it’s a start.
Instead of flying back from the car furiously looking for 17 things I needed to take with me, I now just have to grab the clutch bag.
I even managed to squash a pen, notebook and phone charger inside. Anyone would think I was a blogger or something.
I feel like I am doing the nesting I should have been doing in late pregnancy. I may be almost six months late to the nesting party but at least I showed up eventually.
Honest, you don’t need to thank me. Go-buy yourself a clutch.