Purse protection and shoulder straps for cars


OK, maybe it’s not quite that extreme but that picture has a lot of truth to it: case in point. When I was in my 30’s I always carried a cute little *functional* purse – small, easily worn across my body, etc.  But then, as I got older I needed more stuff- glasses for one- and my purse grew in size to accommodate everything.   Skip to my late 40s and next came smartphones, heavy and not small, and well those have to fit somewhere, too.  Plus a portable charger.  Lipstick. A magnifying mirror because no woman – no matter her age – wants to look like the old lady who put her lipstick on in the dark.


Somewhere in that timeframe purses with cool pockets and places for debit cards appeared – so well designed you didn’t even need a wallet anymore.  But too small to hold my other *stuff.*  Last year we learned of the need for RFID protection because someone could stand behind you at TJ Maxx and steal your card info and life’s identity from your cute little sectioned wallet-on-a-string.  Risking all that while trying to buy an $8 throw pillow – gah!

So now I have an teeny tiny wallet with RFID protection that holds cards and ID only – there’s no place for money – guess we’re not supposed to need that?  And it doesn’t fit in the cute little compartmentalized purse so back up to a bigger purse I go. Then I add my glasses, car keys, phone,  charger, lipstick, mirror, band-aids, pen, grocery list, mints and pocket-sized note pad and you can see why – when I hit the brakes or turn too fast – scenes like the one above are entirely possible.

Maybe I should just get a shoulder strap for my car?

muppet laugh

**So ladies, what’s in your purse?

**Men, if you’ve ever wondered what’s in there – well now you know.  We’re not just ready for any emergency, we’re ready to defend our identity, clean up a spill, mend an injury, read fine print, call 911 and look our best doing it!




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  1. Cute post! What’s in my purse: my wallet, ink pen, lipstick, compact, chewing gum, a little make-up case with bandaids, clippers, hand sanitizer, those neat little GUM rubbery toothpicky-things, an extra key to the front door, as well as an organizer for all those reward cards from every store, a nail file, and usually $3.00+ in change in the bottom! But, I’m ready for ANYTHING!
    And if I know I’m going to be doing a lot of shopping, I take along a small cross-over purse to carry only my wallet and lock my BIG purse up in the trunk!
    How do men manage with only a wallet? (Of course, Motor Man carries nail clippers, which he can use for a multitude of tasks…..McGyver, he is.)

    • McGyver – funny!!
      Yes it does make you wonder what situation you could get out of – or into – based on what’s in your purse! MJ

  2. I have a lot of the same supplies but I traded in cosmetics except for lipstick which I never reapply for IBS meds just in case. I have a ton of reward cards, some are the small key chain ones and some you can access with your phone number but I still carry too many around. Oddly the one thing I usually forget is my cell phone.

    • I used to have the reward cards but I always forgot to use them – finally just went with the type that I can enter in a phone # at the till. THAT I can remember 🙂 MJ

  3. I hear you about using a bigger purse. These days, I carry a larger wallet with too many cards, a checkbook, a small zipper pouch with coupons (that I actually use now that I have them with me), a few bandaids and other emergency supplies, a digital voice recorder and a small point and shoot camera. There’s an outside pocket where my cell phone goes when I’m out and about.

    • I used to have one of those coupon sorter things but then never remembered to take it with me – into the trash it went!
      Digital voice recorder? Interesting 🙂 do you dictate lists or notes to yourself? My phone has an app for that, believe it or not. Not that I’ve used it!! MJ

      • I don’t do well with coupon sorters (too big). But my local grocery store (a Kroger family multi-store) sends coupons that make it worth my while. Very worth it. With the voice recorder, I got it about six years ago when I was having a spiritual awakening and kept getting aha moments as I drove a stretch of highway. That in the zone state of mind is perfect to connect to intuition. Since then I’ve used it like a college student going to lectures and recording ideas. Yes, I discovered the audio recorder on my phone, and I use that one more often these days. But the voice recorder has much more memory storage. I like to record the audio from online videos and talks so I can listen to them in my car, like a podcast. I have a computer upstairs where I’ll get the online thing playing, set my recorder on, walk away and come back later. I can trim excess recording and listen to it on the go, in my car or walking.

  4. I could never figure out how to carry man stuff without a bag or my pockets bulging, so I finally settled on the practical solution of staying home.

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