When it comes to the age-old problem of never being able to find your keys, there is an easy solution. Find a key-chain that clips onto the strap of your bag or an interior hook so that you’ll always know where to find it. You can even use a key-chain wallet that also holds the essentials you reach for on a regular basis.

Last but not least, think before you drop an item in your purse. Don’t just slip something into your bag without determining if you really need to take it with you. If you are a parent especially, this can be difficult. What if my kids get hungry? What if they spill on their clothes? What if they spill on their backup outfit and I don’t have a second backup outfit with me? What if 5 diapers aren’t enough? There are tons of “what ifs” in life, but you can’t let those doubts control you and control your purse. Make sure every item that you carry has a purpose, and don’t stress about what you don’t have.