How to Organize Your Handbag

by DIY Maven

How to Organize Your Handbag

I feel better about myself when my handbag is tidy. You know the drill: the old receipts and expired coupons have been dealt with, used tissues and wrappers tossed, bills in order (small to large) with the heads all facing the same direction. Even though I practice periodic handbag organization, there is, apparently, some rules we can apply to the activity.

According to the American Chiropractic Association, our handbags should weigh less than 3 pounds. This means

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How To: Hack a Keychain Card for Easier Wallet Storage

by Chris Gardner

How To: Hack a Keychain Card for Easier Wallet Storage

I do my best to shy away from any extra keyring accessories: no decorative keychains, fobs, or extras for me. When offered a discount or loyalty membership, I always opt for the credit card sized version rather than the keychainable one.

Recently, a bunch of small, local businesses banded together to create a great program that I'm excited to support, and the only way to access it? Keychain card. I tried storing it in my wallet, but it would...

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The Solar Powered Handbag.

by Chris Gardner

"This Solarjo Power Purse packs more than just good looks. Appearing at first like any designer handbag, this classy clutch is studded with enough solar cells to charge a cell phone battery in just two hours....The purse has a battery tucked away inside its lining with an attached USB cable that can be used to charge just about any device."

The Solar Powered Handbag.

Designed by Joe Hynek, who also proves that men can create cool handbags. :) Though I'm not sure why...

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Update ANYTHING with Googly Eyes.

by Chris Gardner

Update ANYTHING with Googly Eyes.

Marianne Kirby, the mastermind behind the button table, again proves that standard craft supplies en masse can add contemporary flair to anything with this googly eye handbag. This approach could be added to anything in need of an update of the unreal and unnecessary. And since you can buy them by the gross in any size for just a few dollars, you could convert anything to the googly eyes lifestyle. I'm envisioning an entire bathroom...think...

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Curbly Video Podcast: How to Make a Handbag out of a Recycled Book

by Chris Gardner

Curbly Video Podcast: How to Make a Handbag out of a Recycled Book

I have a penchant for purchasing stuff that’s cool, but for which I don’t have specific plans or use. Case in point: I have piles of pulp and sci-fi novels from the 40s-60s. The art and colors are amazing, and the language provides for ridiculous quotes for ages. But after I slice out the illustrations, and force my way through the first and last chapters so I can say I ‘read’ them, these dime store masterpieces don’t escape from their cardboard homes often.   

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