You should see my purse. Actually, it’s not even a purse; it’s whatever I found last minute in the pit of my closet because of chocolate milk spilled all over the other last-minute bag I was using. Because, you know, I’m on my third kid, which makes me an expert in what I need vs. what I don’t need, and a dedicated diaper bag with a waterproof interior is so only for first-timers.
I’m a bit of a mess.
When I was younger, I’d roll my eyes as my mom would rummage through her purse in a frantic search for her keys, tossing out balled-up napkins and used-up pens in the process. Even as a kid I knew it was pretty ridiculous.
But now that’s me. I’m my mother. And it’s pretty ridiculous.
Because on top of balled-up napkins I’ve got cracker dust, a few bribe lollipops, band-aids, eos lip balm embedded with toddler teeth marks, leaves my kids gathered from a walk a few weeks ago, and quite a few broken crayons.
Clearly, I need help. It came in the form of a collaboration with Reuseit not too long ago to showcase these reusable plastic baggies. They’re by Blue Avocado, and they’re called (re)zips. I’ve seen them at Target, so they’re readily available, and come in several different sizes with thick and pliable material, satisfying zipper closures, even gussets on a couple of them. I put together this little montage on Instagram to show how versatile they are.
It’s nice to feel organized. Instead of rummaging through my bag and hoping for the best, I just have to whip out what I need and everything else stays in place. Not to worry, though; cracker dust and stray lollipops–some half-eaten–still live in my purse. Now if there were just a product to organize one’s brain…