How I organize my purse and keep the most essential baby items easy to reach on the go – works for any purse with organizers available in tons of different sizes and colors!
What about for overnight trips or family visits?
Full disclosure: we do have the world’s cutest diaper bag, and we use it when we’re going to have a lot more to pack. It has an insulated pocket for frozen breastmilk and tons of compartments for bottles, way more diapers, easy access wipes, and more. But we really don’t need all that if I’m just running out to the grocery store or something like that. Whenever possible, I like to avoid carrying multiple bags, so this is what I’m using most days.
How am I supposed to fit everything into one bag?
If you’re a ‘pack everything but the kitchen sink’ kind of mama, this might be a little bit of a challenge for you. It took me a while to realize what the essentials were for us, but every baby is different. I usually have our real diaper bag in the car with an extra change of clothes for emergencies, plus other things like her bath supplies if we have a downright dangerous blowout and need an impromptu scrubdown on the go. But my purse is just for the essentials:
- Wallet and keys
- My planner and a couple of pens
- A change of clothes for Annie B
- Sunglasses for both of us
- A bib and/or burp cloth
- A swaddle to lay down or cover her face from the sun
- Makeup essentials (for me, this is just chapstick and lipstick, sometimes mascara)
- Liquid IVs to stay hydrated while I’m breastfeeding
How do I keep it all organized?
I found a purse organizer on Amazon that I don’t think anyone should be without. Whether or not you’re a mom, this is probably going to be a game changer. I used to be the type of person who kept their debit card in their pocket and my purse was just a place where gum wrappers and receipts went to die. Tanner would make fun of me A LOT. It didn’t take long for me to get sick of being so disorganized, so my mother-in-law gifted me with this Neverfull organizer from Amazon, and now I’ve just been swapping it in and out of all my purses.
Honestly, putting everything in my purse feels like a magic trick. It doesn’t seem like it should all fit, but it does. And nothing is ever stacked on top of another thing – I can see all my baby supplies and person items from the top of my bag. Plus, my nifty little purse light helps me…
- Keep my purse clean because I can tell when I spilled loose change or left too many receipts in there.
- Find my keys because WOW why can I never find my keys???