I have a huge purse. My entire life is in my purse/luggage bag. I think that women, and some men, tend to expand their collection of things that they carry based on the size of their purse. I already mentioned that I tend to stick to one purse, especially if I spend a bit more on it.
There is not a bigger, more tedious chore to me than having to switch my purse, and I really can’t understand how people do that everyday. Being the collector of random objects that I am, I find going through the things sitting at the bottom of my bag rather bittersweet. Why am I telling you this? Well, because I recently had to switch bags, and going through ticket stubs of events pasts, or souvenirs from experiences shared makes me long to have those moments back. Sometimes its the little things like a picture from a photo-booth with a friend you no longer see, or a pin from a place that you can’t easily access. Yes, I collect things, and most of those things walk around with me everyday. They stay with me until I have to change purses.
Things are a bit different this sunday night. I went through my purse with a different mission. A mission to see how much monetary value can be placed on my belongings… and to clean it out a bit because its getting rather heavy to lug around.
I want to preface this exercise by saying that I work from different locations everyday, and I need to have things easily accessible. I don’t think for one second that this is what the typical purse looks like.
For the purpose of this exercise I only took stock of things that cost more than $50 OR things that I have a multiple of. There are tons of other stuff in my purse, but they were more sentimental objects rather than anything of value.
- Ipad 2. $599
- Michael Kors bag $150
- Rayban Aviators $110
- Canon Digital Camera $120
- DKNY woman perfume $67
- Mac/assorted lipsticks (5) $70
- Clinique moisturizer $50
- Silk printed scarf $73
- USB adapter/ various backup charges/ batteries $100
- Blackberry 9900 $500 (paid for outright)
- Michael Kors glasses $350
- Burberry wallet $100? (gift)
Yeah, that’s what I carry around with me everyday.
What about you? When was the last time you went through your stuff and took stock?