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What's in your purse challenge

A woman's can contain an astonishing number of items. For many of us, it less about holding money and keys and more about being an tool kit.

So here's the . Post a picture of your purse or handbag or wallet and honestly list all the things it contains. My everyday handbag contains cash, keys, a small bottle, wet tissues/ wipes for cleaning chocolate covered little hands, receipts, a card holder for carrying loyalty cards of different shops and brands, safety pins, my sunglasses, headache pills, a small mirror and comb, a pencil and small notebook, hair catcher for my daughter hair and my kajal and lip pencil.

I dug quite deep but thankfully did not find any creepy crawlies or half eaten sandwiches or brownies. My children know the safest place in the house to quickly store their goodies can be my purse and once my son hid a half eaten which melted inside. The result was messy to say the least.

I do have a few expensive clutches and purses that I use on special occasions only. Once I come home, they go back into their protective covers and stay there.

So post pics of your and purses and let's see what's inside, if you care to share. Let's call this challenge

Image Credit » Picture taken from my own camera

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BeadDoodler wrote on February 26, 2015, 6:57 AM

An interesting challenge, especially for mothers of young children. I'm retired now and rarely go anywhere, so my wallet goes in one pocket, my cell phone in another and my keys are in my hand. I rarely carry a purse any more, but I remember bygone days when it contained everything but the kitchen sink, as the saying goes.

maxeen wrote on February 26, 2015, 8:08 AM

Easy for me! Passport, driving licence with bank cards.Doggy bags,too many receipts,keys and tissues,address book.loads of different lottery tickets,football pools .it's only a tiny shoulderbag!!

melody23 wrote on February 26, 2015, 10:22 AM

My handbag has so many bits of paper in it its unreal! I have a terrible tendency to put every single receipt in there and they stay there till I eventually get so fed up with the mess and clean it out. I also usually have my purse and keys in there, my two types of painkillers for my back and one of the other half's inhalers since he never remembers to lift it. There's probably a whole lot more junk in there too, oh and a pen a good student (or qualified) nurse never goes anywhere without a pen and it quickly becomes a habit that spreads into your non-work life.

My uni bag is probably a whole lot worse. it has my uniform, ID badge, Name tag, two different types of scissors, my folder with all my documents in it, fob watch, pen torch, all sorts of associated bits of paper I have picked up over the course of my shift, a small notepad to take my assorted notes on, more latex gloves than any one single person could ever need (I always keep spares in my pocket which end up thrown in my bag at the end of the day) and more pens than any reasonable person needs. Oh plus my breakfast and lunch for the day.

ElfenLied21 wrote on February 26, 2015, 3:57 PM

Cell phone, wallet, chap stick, medication, and extra set of keys to house and car.

Porcospino wrote on February 26, 2015, 4:26 PM

My bag contains my keys, my wallet, my cell phone, my sunglasses, some make-up, a small mirror, a notebook, some pens, some painkillers and some candy.

GemstonePink wrote on February 26, 2015, 5:21 PM

Oh my, the content would be such a lengthy list, but I will give it a go sooner or later. My purse weights a ton.

allen0187 wrote on February 26, 2015, 10:28 PM

This is a nice challenge. I'd be interested to find out what you ladies keep in your purses. Hopefully, no one keeps a pepper spray or a stun gun. LOL!

Dawnwriter wrote on February 27, 2015, 12:43 AM

You can write about the contents of your wallet and share a pic too.

Dawnwriter wrote on February 27, 2015, 12:46 AM

Haha. I can relate with the kitchen sink part. Though sometimes I do carry a small water bottle in it. While travelling, I sometimes carry crayons and small activity books, fever reducer etc. My family is always amazed what I can pullout of my handbag.

Dawnwriter wrote on February 27, 2015, 12:47 AM

melody23 With these many things, you should have made it into a separate post with pictures to help us see what you carry around. emoticon :grin:

Dawnwriter wrote on February 27, 2015, 12:52 AM

A post with pictures would be nice. That's what the is all about.

allen0187 wrote on February 27, 2015, 3:00 AM

I will do just that.

shaggin83 wrote on February 28, 2015, 5:47 PM

That is a cute idea for a challenge. I had to post a picture on crowdtap recently of what was in my purse for one of the challenges. I am not going to do this challenge but I think its a cute idea. I have a ton of stuff in my oversized purse. The two necessities I have to have in all of my purses is a pen and a book.

BrenndaMarie wrote on March 2, 2015, 2:01 AM

You may not believe what some people carry around in their handbags. When my son was little I had everything you could think of in mind.

Dawnwriter wrote on March 2, 2015, 2:12 AM

BrenndaMarie With four children between ages of 15 and 2yr, believe me my purses have carried EVERYTHING emoticon :grin: