Sort your stuff into zip pouches and you can kiss the days of digging for your keys, baby wipes, and hair elastics goodbye
You know how there are those habits and systems you put in place as a mom that make your life run soooo much more smoothly? Using zip pouches for purse organization is one of those mom wins for us. Takes a few minutes upfront, but saves you oh-so-much time in the long run. Sorting the messy contents of our tote into cute zipper pouches has been seriously life-changing. If you’re struggling with “messy bag, it’s a drag” – we really recommend getting yourself some fun zip pouches and trying out zip pouches for purse organization!
Getting your bag organized with zip pouches is pretty easy. You’ll want to buy or order some zip pouches you love (you can find really cute ones on Etsy, and Target often has fun designs). The number you need depends partly on how big your bag is and partly on how many zip pouches you want to keep track of – for us three or four zip pouches is ideal. This week only, get an exclusive, handmade zip pouch with your Kids on 45th order in celebration of Mother’s Day.* Use code MOMLOVE at checkout and we’ll send you this fun mom gift! Plus, see some of the fun stuff we’d pack in it on our Instagram.
Once you have zip pouches you love, it’s time to get serious about sorting through what you’ve got in your purse. Dump out bag and see what’s in there! Some people find this is a good time to clear out all that unnecessary stuff you’ve been toting around, and pare down to the “necessities.” These of course vary for every mama, but for us this means everything from sunscreen, snacks, and toys to a spare pair of socks, phone charger, and three kinds of mascara! Hey, whatever gets ya through the day, right?!
Sort, Store, and Stick with It
Once you’ve cleared out the contents of your bag and ditched anything that doesn’t need to be in there, you’re ready to get zip-pouch organized. We think it’s easiest to sort stuff into categories and then designate a zip pouch for each category. For example, one mom in our office has three zip pouches, and she breaks down their contents like this:
- the “First Aid” pouch, where she stashes bandages, tissues, sunscreen, etc.
- the “Lip Kit” pouch, packed with lipstick, gloss, and other cosmetics
- the “Kid Stuff” pouch, home to a few crayons, tiny notepad, stickers, and some small trinkets her daughter frequently requests while out and about
The trick is to remember what pouch contains what stuff! Some moms like to use clear or see-through zip pouches so there’s no confusion, and that system can work seriously great. If you decide not to go the clear zip pouch route, it’s just a matter of training yourself about which zip pouch holds which stuff. It might take a bit of getting used to, but for us, it was worth it (compared with the alternative of having a perpetually disorganized bag that we spent a whole lot of time hunting through!). Like any new habit, you have to stick with it, but if you have cute zip pouches and your items are nicely sorted, that’s hopefully not too tough to achieve!
So, what do you think: zip pouches for the organizational win, yay or nay? Let us know if you use zip pouches to organize your bag, and what you’re packing in them. We love to hear it and we know other mamas do too.
This week only, get an exclusive, handmade zip pouch with your Kids on 45th order in celebration of Mother’s Day.* Use code MOMLOVE at checkout anytime between May 6-12 and we’ll send you this fun mom gift! Happy Mom’s Day, mamas!
*Through May 12 or while supplies last.
Our fun Mom Love zip pouches are handmade by Washington State-based mom of three Kristin Morris, who makes and sells her awesome designs on her Etsy store Indian Moon Handmade. You can also see her latest creations on her Instagram @indianmoonhandmade