Well, this year I challenged myself to become better organized when shopping at the thrift store, and I am on my way!  I have been looking for a cross-body bag to carry with me (hands-free) on my thrift store adventures that will help me organize everything I will need to get the job done right!

My first stop was the thrift store, but ended up finding that perfect bag at our local TJ Maxx!  Yes, it was a GREAT deal–a Baggallini bag that goes for $84.95 on its best day.  But this one was marked down “as is” for only $12.99.  Not seeing anything wrong with the bag and it is perfect for what I need!  Still can’t believe my luck!!

Bag–check!!  Now I have to fill it with all the essentials. Here is a list of the items I tucked inside my new bag:

  • tiny wallet for money, credit card, and license
  • tiny calculator
  • pen/notepad
  • antibacterial wipes/lotion/kleenex
  • measuring tape
  • camera/phone
  • small photo album to store information

LOVE  the idea of the small photo album (cost $1) to hold paint color samples, color swatches, wish lists, measurements, etc.  I can’t wait to try out my new and organized bag on my next shopping trip!!  I Will let you know what worked, what didn’t, and anything I might have forgotten!  Stay tuned!