There are ways to lighten the load of the modern handbag, or at least find what’s in an overstuffed one, says professional organizer Virginia Barkley, author “ClutterBusting For Busy Women.”
1. Choose a purse with backbone: A purse that can stand on its own, literally, will keep its shape so you can peek inside to find what you need.
2. Keep inner pockets to a minimum: Choose a purse with pouches that hold the essentials such as keys, glasses, phone and makeup — and use them for that purpose. Differentiate the pouches by tagging with a color to make it easy to identify each.