What do you carry in your purse?

Katherine - posted on 11/03/2010 ( 31 moms have responded )

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Just for fun!
I carry: my wallet, change purse, tissues, hand sanitizer, make-up, gum, lighter, cigarettes, receipts, sunglasses, toys, planner(2), coupons, eye drops, candy, socks,particles and more.

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ME - posted on 11/06/2010

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purse? what's a purse? I have had a diaper bag for the last three years...I carry my wallet, diapers, wipes, diaper cream, snacks, toys, books, extra clothes...it's like carrying a suitcase around with me all day...

JuLeah - posted on 11/06/2010

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Don't carry one, have never owned a purse even. I carry a backpack. And, I have everything in there - wallet, tissues, lighter, swiss army knife, small toys, stickers, notebook, keys, change .... lint

Jess - posted on 11/06/2010

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Well after I discovered Ava had poured dried cereal into my hand bag I cleaned it out the other day... so its habitable again but usually you would find, my wallet, keys, mobile, work security pass, safety pins, lady products, chapstick, lip gloss, mobile phone charger, a dummy or 3, sometimes a nappy and wipes and always some kind of baby food. A mountain of receipts I don't need ! Most of my mail which I read on the train to work and anything day care leaves in Av's parent pocket. Often I will have mummy snacks, pens, paper and my car insurance policy number... never know when I might need to know that one !



On weekends the hand bag is shelved and the baby bag is in. Don't get me started on what you will find in there !

Kayle - posted on 11/05/2010

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As of right now my purse contents are as follows...lol...Trick or Treat for unicef box that I forgot about, 2 packs of gum,lotion, wallet, diaper (it's clean..lol), coupons, my meds, a flash light, planner, a list of the new releases from blockbuster, wrappers, tweezers, cough drops, puppy chow (that I just remembered I bought today), baby shampoo, McDonalds monopoly board, tissues, wet wipes and my camera...lol

Leah - posted on 11/05/2010

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Hmmm, wallet, keys, cell, random papers and recipts, strawberry shortcake doll that we got with a happy meal a little while ago (I pull it out when i need something to distract my 3 year old tee hee) access key card for work, tampons, pens and day planner. Keep my smokes and lighter in my coat pocket for easy access now that its colder out.

Tah - posted on 11/05/2010

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@lyndsay..wow..lol..arent you glad that they said you get more air from not doing mouth to mouth and only compressions..so you can take the mask out and stick your aed machine in...lol

Tara - posted on 11/05/2010

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My wallet, cell phone, chapstick, hair elastics, whole wheat cracker crumbs in a zip lock baggy that were crackers at some point, two pens, one pencil with no lead, receipts, lists, more lists, a half eaten sucker wrapped in the wrapper of a small chocolate bar (go figure), a tag from skate sharpening, a small pair of scissors, a safety pin and a package of rockets that I put in there today as a snack that I didn't end up eating. mmm.. now they are out in my hand, in my mouth... mmm....

Lyndsay - posted on 11/05/2010

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My wallet, my First Aid/CPR certification and packet which includes latex gloves and a plastic mask to use when doing CPR on a random person, my cell phone, my keys, chapstick, and a hair elastic.

Kim - posted on 11/05/2010

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I don't carry a purse. I've been using a canvas bag since my youngest started outgrowing the need for a diaper bag, but lately I haven't even been taking that with me. Now that its cold I have my keys, cell phone and inhaler in my jacket pockets and my money and cards I need in one pant pocket and chapstick and tissues in the other. I had in the canvas bag my inhaler, wipes, extra tissues and snacks, sometimes my cell phone.

Chrystal - posted on 11/05/2010

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honestly my daughter's diaper bag is my purse now LOL. So the only thing I bring with me are my phone, wallet, and keys, and of course chapstick LOL.

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receipts, wallet, receipts, random paper, foundation, lipstick, more random papers, mascara, baby socks, cell phone, pen, keys, avon flyer, lip balm, tampons, pads, more papers, cheque book... etc...

I really need to clean it up, most of those receipts and papers should be in the shredder... I can barely find anything in there.

Rebecca - posted on 11/04/2010

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i pretty much use the diaper bag as my purse... I keep my wallet, electric vapor cigarette and drops, sunglasses, car/house/mail keys, mylicon gas drops, extra hair ties, at least one pen, and my cell phone.

Stifler's - posted on 11/04/2010

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my wallet, lip gloss, receipts, sunglasses, a dummy, a bib, 2 arrowroot biscuits, my phone, keys, tonnes of change in the bottom, bobby pins, 12 pens

C. - posted on 11/04/2010

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Eh, I posted the same thread not too long ago. It's too much to write down, but if I can find it later, I'll copy/paste it here.

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Well, this is as good an excuse as any to clean out my purse lol! THANKS Katherine!
First, let me say that I hate purses and have always been an "ID and debit card in the back pocket" kind of girl. Until I had Jacob. First I bought (yes, I had to buy a purse because I didn't even own one lol) a small bag. Not big enough. For awhile, my purse was the diaper bag. Don't need to carry that around everywhere anymore so I bought a mid sized purse. Sounds like I'm talking about a car lol
Let's see....wallet, WIC book, check book (Don't know why because I never write checks. Putting it in the desk now.), a decent pile of random reciepts, a pen, 7 matchbox cars, a little Thomas train, a cough drop that's probably been in here since last winter, Tums, Soft Lips lip balm (raspberry), a $1 winning scratch off lottery ticket (saved for a rainy day...like a dollar is really gonna get me anything these days lol), a broken keychain that I'm keeping for sentimental reasons, a paid bill, an unpaid bill, two crayons from when we went to Applebees a month ago, a giant "diamond ring" from my best friend's wedding centerpiece in July, holy shit! I still have my makeup in here from her wedding too....I really should clean my purse out more often lol And in the side pockets there are 3 DumDum lollipops...my "break glass in case of emergency" bribery for the times when Jacob cannot be controlled in public via any other means than sugar. Damn, for a girl who hates to carry a purse, I sure do carry a lot in it. And with all the stuff that's in there, I still have room for a diaper and small pack of wipes on the fly and I learned the hard way that spill proof sippy's aren't spill proof...that was the time before this that I cleaned my purse lol My keys are hanging by a clip from the outside of the purse so I don't have to dig for them. And I smoke but never take them with me. For one thing, we don't smoke in the car. For another, it helps me to smoke less....if I don't have them, I can't smoke them. Sometimes it sucks waiting, but oh well lol

Becky - posted on 11/04/2010

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I have traded my purse in for a diaper bag. I just put all my necessities in the diaper bag, no need to carry 2 bags!

September - posted on 11/04/2010

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Wallet, brush, lip gloss, keys, perfume, gum, advil, cell phone, nail clippers, nail file. At times there are toys, sippy cups, snacks for our 2 year old son. It varies from time to time. Often times my purses are called the "mom" purse because I could darn near fit our 2 year old son in them! :)

Jocelyn - posted on 11/04/2010

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Pfft; its only a plastic baby spoon; no way it could hold up to the demands of my drug use :P

Krista - posted on 11/04/2010

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Jocelyn, you carry a spoon and a lighter? And a straw?

What drugs are you ON, woman?

Krista - posted on 11/04/2010

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You know, Tah, if those handbags are taking up space, I'd be very happy to do you a favour and take them off your hands! LOL!

My purse usually has wallet, phone, makeup bag, keys, my lunch, work receipts, sunglasses, my kid's socks, tampons, and sometimes, my laptop (yeah, I carry a big purse.)

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wallet, lip balm/gloss, glasses chamois, sunglasses, pen, cell phone. Nothing else fits in any of my purses (I buy smaller ones so I won't be tempted to fit EVERYTHING I could possibly think of, which I used to do haha)

Tah - posted on 11/04/2010

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i have beautiful handbags, nice, expensive....you know where they are...in my hall closet in a waterproof container wrapped up so they aren't damaged....I carry one little coach wallet with a strap for my wrist and i don't even carry it everyday, I have my cards, military license and DL in it, and sometimes i carry all of those in my pocket so i don't even see the need for that either, i like to have my hands free...

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Lol I was watching Desperate Housewives last night and the styart bit was about what women carry in their "purses". I was like eh?!? Here in the UK a purse is what you call a wallet and a wallet here is a type of purse which are usually used by men. So in my bag I have purse, mobile, mirror, lipgloss, tampons/pads for those little emergencies, diary and pen.

LaCi - posted on 11/04/2010

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Cigarettes, lighters, chapstick, crayons, highlighters, pencils, pens, markers, index cards, flash cards, hand sanitizer, gum, clif bars, license, student ID, clunky ti83.

Theres quite a bit of trash in it most of the time, gum wrappers, cigarette butts from when there is no available ashtray, receipts, lists.

I rarely carry a wallet anymore, to ensure I have absolutely nothing to steal.

On school days it holds my binder, lab manual, and ridiculously large textbook.

Sarah - posted on 11/04/2010

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My little mantra before I leave the house is.....keys, wallet, phone, fags (cigarettes).
I usually also have, a bottle of water, some chewing gum, random bits of paper and receipts, empty chocolate or sweet wrappers, bits of toys.....and at the the moment I have one child's sock!

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Wallet, diary/planner, pen, mobile, lip balm, tissues, hair clip and baby satchel (fits in handbag) with spare nappies, wet wipes, change mat, bib and spoon, change of clothes, creams and lotions, sippy cup, some snacks and the occasional toy.

Jocelyn - posted on 11/03/2010

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Wallet, diaper, spoon, lipstick, paper, pen, hand wipes, toothbrush, straw, smokes, lighter, receipts, socks, sunglasses, contact eyedrop stuff, hair brush, clear nail polish, camera, crumbs. Generally. lol

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