30 Day Minimalism Challenge: day two

First let me start with a little update from yesterday’s Closet Purge. I wound up selling 6 items out of my Poshmark Closet! It feels good to get some money back for items that are just taking up space.

Now onto day two!

CLEAN OUT YOUR HANDBAG

So, I really don’t have a purse that I use. I just find it more practical to carry one bag around and that is the diaper bag. With 3 kids you can imagine how much stuff we “need” to carry around. If you are new here (welcome!) I have a 6 year old, 3 year old, and a 9.5 month old. We have had this diaper bag since our 3 year old was a baby. It has withstood the test of time out of all the other bags we have had over the years.

Typically my husband is the one who stocks the diaper bag. I won’t lie though, it has probably been a couple of months since it has had a thorough cleaning. So, I actually was excited to get this one done!

It looks like it is packed out! I pulled everything out of every single pocket and here is what that looked like.

Diapers, clothes, bandaids, sunscreen, feminine pads, makeup, random rubberbands, gum wrappers, wipes, flushable wipes, pull ups, a headband, a hair tie, baby tylenol, baby snacks, some old baby lotion, a glasses tool, a couple random clothing tags, a dining out help guide, my wallet, and some chapstick. So much stuff!

I started by throwing away anything that was trash or expired. I looked through the clothes to see if they were even the right sizes (some were, some weren’t). Once I had what was left I organized it back into the bag. I have to restock a few clothing items (in the right size) and then it will be good to go!

Though, I did see cleaning out my wallet was on the list for another day, I figured I would just knock that out while I was here too.

I have about $2 in change. Random receipts from McDonald’s, Joann’s fabric store, and the library. I took everything out and threw most of it away. I reorganized the important stuff and put it back into my wallet. It was left looking like this…

I really enjoy organizing and decluttering. I don’t always feel like I have enough time and energy to do it when I think about it. So having this checklist is a really great tool!I challenge you to clean out your wallet or bag! You may be surprised what you still have in there!

Until tomorrow,

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