What's (Really) In My Bag

Sunday, 15 September 2013



I'm a bit bored of those "what's in my bag" blog posts where everything is brand new and it's all cutesy-pie notebooks with matching pens and keyrings and there's nary a manky tissue or old receipt to be seen. If you're actually that tidy then more power to you. I'm not.

Here's what's really in the bag of a messy, disorganised person. Short answer: a lot of crap.


Long answer (and this doesn't even include my makeup bag):

The essentials - purse, keys, book. Where the hell is my phone though? It's part of the holy trinity. No matter how tiny the bag, it must fit purse, phone & keys in it.

All the spares - spare shoes, tights, socks, belt and brolly

The stuff I can never ever find. I swear my diary has one of those Harry Potter enchantments on it so it shrinks and hides at the bottom of the bag.

Yeah, hmm.

A whole load of paper-based crap. This picture doesn't do justice to the amount of stuff there is.

If further proof were needed...

19 comments:

  1. As a bag should be! What is the anti blister stuff? is it any good?

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  2. *chuckles* mine is much the same. I switched to a smaller bag to combat the problem and I have to say its made no difference what so ever. I just have to clear it out more often (and I can't fit shoes in it).

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  3. Wow you carry a lot of stuff around with you. I try to keep the contents of my bag to a minimum, due to a bad shoulder and back - it still gets messy though lol!

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  4. Finally, a post and a bag that actually look real and convincing ahah! Heavy bag, huh? :)x

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  5. My bag is organised because of the pockets/compartments it has. I got it on holiday in Florence some years ago and it is the most wonderful handbag I have ever found. No bag would be able to fit spare shoes in for my massive feet but I do have sewing kit, first aid kit, multi-purpose tool (including pliers etc) and many other things to ensure I am equipped for pretty well any eventuality (apart from needing spare shoes, that is).

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  6. PS - it is me, Maggie Swinson! Forgot that it wouldn't tell you who I am!!!!

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  7. This is very similar to my bag, the only time mine gets a clean is when I get a new bag! x

    Leanne - A Slice of My Life

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  8. I love how much stuff is in your baggie! Totally the same. I used to have bucket loads of paper in my bags too; now I just take time out when I'm at the train station to get rid of them :) What perfume you using at the mo?

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  9. you have all this in your bag?? Mine wouldn't be all pretty and neat either, I always have loads of old receipts floating about, broken pens and the odd 1p or 2p coin.. x

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  10. I always have a mountain of receipts etc, no matter how small the bag is.
    Spare shoes live in the car boot, though.

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  11. I think we could be bag twins. I'm always impressed by those who don't have a load of paper-based crap in their bag, but I do, right down to the dozens of receipts. I misplaced my keys right before leaving work yesterday evening and frantically emptied out most of what was in my bag. It wasn't pretty.

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  12. This made me laugh. A perfect antidote to those (very boring) what's in my bag posts :)

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  13. I love this post! You may not be the most tidy but you're bloody organised - spare tights, shoes, socks, a belt, and a brolly? Good effort.

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  14. I am impressed by your back up plans here!

    Maria xxx

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  15. 47 receipts, holy hell! No, my bag is one of those neat ones, but then I don't go far and don't go out often, so I can handle just carrying the bare phone/keys/purse/lipstick thing and change it every time. In saying that, even back in the day when I was a 'normal' person, I never carried that amount in my bag. Never had spare shoes/belt/tights, books, dvds, extra glasses etc I had this brill little makeup bag that was like Mary Poppins with absolutely every plaster, makeup, safety pin thing you could ever need.

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  16. Haha this is amazing! Mine currently has bottle tops, makeup that isn't in my makeup bag and receipts aplenty!

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  17. Haha this is amazing! Mine currently has bottle tops, makeup that isn't in my makeup bag and receipts aplenty!

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  18. aw this looks like my bag! The receipt thing I tell myself that I should check each one for card numbers on them and use as fire lighters... but really it is due to my own laziness. I love your blog template!

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  19. I pulled from my bag yesterday, the label from my luggage from our holiday flight..... What's really in my bag- 5 tonnes of utter utter shit.

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