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I'm A Hoarder - In My Purse

I just realized that my purse weighs almost as much as my youngest child. Every so many months, I either dump out the whole thing or switch to another bag entirely. I don't know what compels me to think that everything needs to be in there, but it probably stems from my need to be prepared. You never know what situation might arise when you're traveling with all these kids in tow.

I finally bit the bullet and cleaned it out today. Here's some of the stuff I found:

  • 1 sugar packet
  • 9 gift cards with remaining balances ranging from $50 to $0.09.
  • 1 admission pass to Walt Disney World. From four years ago (apparently that one made it through multiple purse clean outs).
  • 4 tickets to the circus from a month ago
  • 24 receipts
  • 6 empty check books (because every time I replaced a book of checks, I did it on the fly and never remembered to get rid of the empty ones)
  • 8 coupons
  • 1 broken set of headphones
  • 1 working set of headphones
  • 1 empty bottle of hand sanitizer
  • 3 lollipops
  • 3 maps to the Museum of Science (a place even my kids know like the back of their hands)
  • 1 pair of dice
  • 2 empty make up containers
  • 4 pieces of mail
  • 1 marble
  • 4 broken crayons
  • $1.01 in change, mostly pennies
My purse now weighs what a normal woman's purse might weigh. Unfortunately, I no longer carry around enough paper to start a bonfire or enough pennies to fill a fountain with wishes. Not to mention the fact that I'm sure I could have invented a new children's game that involved crayons, marbles and dice. Oh well. I'm off to go spend my $0.36 at Dunkin Donuts.

Some of the spoils of my purse purging...

Please tell me I'm not the only one who never cleans out their bag!

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"As We Speak" said...

Funniest post ever!


Lissie said...

I'm just hoping people don't start to question my sanity (any more than they already do).

I'm going to end up on some TLC show, now, aren't I?