My sister-in-law is both highly organized and a consultant for Thirty-One. She also has four kiddos so I went to her for help. She showed me the 3 bags she uses, and I bought them. I have been using them for almost two months now, and I am happy to report that I have not gotten to the store or library even once without my wallet! I will include the Thirty-One links to the bags that I have been using.
The Zippered Pouch-The "Diaper Bag" The size of this bag is great. It is is 9"x12.25"x2.5" and can easily hold a few diapers, wipes and fruit strips. My baby is 17 months so I no longer need to carry everything but the kitchen sink with me just to buzz around town or go to church so this bag is great.
The Skirt Purse-For "Mom's Stuff" This purse has a zipper top which is a must for me. It has a cell phone pocket and a small zipper pocket. I keep my keys and only my keys in the zipper pouch. (I hate not being able to find my keys with four kids in the parking lot. I did have to get a small little zipper pouch (my mom had a free one from the Clinique counter she let me have) for lip gloss and toiletries. I didn't want them floating around in my purse. The purse is big enough that even with my wallet and the extra pouch I still had room for my shopping list and the competitor's newspaper flier add. At the same time, I don't feel that this purse is to big or clunky.
I was vey sceptical at first. How could three bags be better than two? It seemed like I was adding another ball to juggle! It was a little bit of money (I got the purse half off the month I was ordering SCORE!) Storing my purse in the larger bag is the key. If I take my purse out to go somewhere, I put it directly back when I get home. You could try using bags you have at home. I will say I am glad I saved up for these. They are quality and all fit together so nicely. (Plus they are cute too!) I would be remiss if I didn't include a link for ordering! http://www.mythirtyone.com/JillFynewever/
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