Low stakes question for today: How do you like to organize your bags? Do you like it when bags have interior organizers, such as in the lining of the bag, or do you prefer to use your own organizers to more easily switch between bags? (Off topic but slightly related: When you travel, are you Team Packing Cube or Team Shove All the Clothes In the Bag?)
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For my $.02, I tend to prefer to use my own organizational systems rather than the ones that come with bags. I have two tiny makeup-sized pouches in my current crossbody. One of the pouches has my super slim wallet, a lip gloss, and a few loose Advil (yeah, I know).
The other pouch has less-needed but happy-to-have type stuff, like a tampon, bandaids, Neosporin, earplugs, and so forth. These days I also carry a Ziploc bag full of masks for the entire family (whee).
There are some free-floating items also that move into whatever organization system the bags afford — hand lotion, a sunscreen stick, gum, maybe an extra pair of sunglasses or a few wrapped lollipops to buy myself time or sanity when running errands with a whiny child.
For packing, I wish I were Team Packing Cube, but I tend to be Team Shove All the Clothes in the Bag and then separate them into drawers at the destination.
(If you’re Team Packing Cube I’d love to hear your methods — do you do by day or by clothing item? If you’re packing for multiple people, does everyone get their own packing cubes or do you combine, say, Day 1 stuff from multiple people?)
Readers, over to you: How do you like to organize your bag(s)? Do you prefer included organizers that are part of the bag, removable organizers (like these removable ones that can move from tote to tote), or do you have your own little system?
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