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How to Keep Organized with a Purse Organizer

Large Black with Silver Purse Organizer

Whether your travels this summer include on a road trip, a nice long stay in the mountains, on the beach or long distance flights in exotic locales, a purse organizer can be a woman’s best everyday tool.

Did you know that the average woman carries a purse that weighs between 4 and 14 pounds?

So, unless carrying a heavy purse is part of your workout regime, here are some of our best tips on how keep organized with a Purse Perfector purse organizer.

1) It’s okay to leave things behind.

A purse organizer can’t be too big or we’re tempted to take everything and it can’t be too small or something is left behind. With a Purse Perfector, you can decide which size to get based on whether you carry a long checkbook wallet (the Large was designed to hold that style wallet between the two sections) or a smaller wallet, which fits in the tall section of the Medium size.

2) Organize for Travel

Before traveling, empty your purse organizer and include only what you need: no local loyalty cards or discount coupons, dark lipsticks, work ID, parking pass or extra keys.

3) ONLY use your Purse Perfector Organizer

If you have a purse with organization pockets, ignore those pockets and put all your essentials in the purse organizer so nothing is left behind when you change bags.

4) Be sure to “zone” your items

Your wallet or your phone goes in the same pocket each time, all lip products or cosmetics in the same place, sunglasses and reading glasses each have a pocket, etc. With zoned purse organization, you have predictable order every time, in every bag.

5) Organize for Airline Security

Removing liquids for clearing airline security is easy when you always know where to look for your hand sanitizer, hand cream and other liquids.

6) Utilize the Different Sections

Don’t lose your purse organization just because you need a smaller purse – unzip your Purse Perfector entirely and use just the front section with your cosmetics, medications and a small wallet and slip into a small clutch or the front pocket of your travel tote.

7) Use soap and water for cleanup

A purse organizer should be able to handle small spills and either be spot cleaned with soap and water or use a stain remover pen. It’s better to have that lipstick smear or pen stain in your purse organizer that in your expensive handbag.

8) Keep your IDs and documents organized

Use one of the front flat pockets or the back pocket for your picture ID when going through airline security, replacing in your wallet after clearing security.

9) Use the back pocket for your hotel key card

With your phone in the shorter section, your phone won’t demagnetize your hotel key card and you can slip your key card out effortlessly to get into your room.

10 ) Use the Purse Perfector Purse Organizer in other areas

Because of the flat base of the Purse Perfector, many women report placing their Purse Perfector in the console area for easy access and pop it back into their purse at their destination.

Happy travels!

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Purse Perfectors Around the World

Did you know Purse Perfectors are already in 56 countries, including all 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia? Our handbag organizers are made in the USA, but they’re built to travel the globe. Help spread the word and feel free to leave a comment or photo sharing where in the world you used your Purse Perfector.

In the USA

1. Alabama
2. Alaska
3. Arizona
4. Arkansas
5. California
6. Colorado
7. Connecticut
8. Delaware
9. District of Columbia
10. Florida
11. Georgia
12. Hawaii
13. Idaho
14. Illinois
15. Indiana
16. Iowa
17. Kansas
18. Kentucky
19. Louisiana
20. Maine
21. Maryland
22. Massachusetts
23. Michigan
24. Minnesota
25. Mississippi
26. Missouri
27. Montana
28. Nebraska
29. Nevada
30. New Hampshire
31. New Jersey
32. New Mexico
33. New York
34. North Carolina
35. North Dakota
36. Ohio
37. Oklahoma
38. Oregon
39. Pennsylvania
40. Rhode Island
41. South Carolina
42. South Dakota
43. Tennessee
44. Texas
45. Utah
46. Vermont
47. Virginia
48. Washington
49. West Virginia
50. Wisconsin
51. Wyoming

52. Guam

Around the World

  1. Afghanistan
  2. Algeria
  3. Argentina
  4. Australia
  5. Austria
  6. Bahrain
  7. Belgium
  8. Bosnia-Herzegovina
  9. Brazil
  10. Canada
  11. Chile
  12. China
  13. Czech Republic
  14. Democratic Republic of Congo
  15. Denmark
  16. Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  17. England
  18. Finland
  19. France
  20. Germany
  21. Greece
  22. Guatemala
  23. Ireland
  24. Italy
  25. Japan
  26. Jordan
  27. Kuwait
  28. Lebanon
  29. Luxembourg
  30. Malaysia
  31. Mexico
  32. Netherlands
  33. New Zealand
  34. Nicaragua
  35. Norway
  36. Oman
  37. Philippines
  38. Poland
  39. Portugal
  40. Puerto Rico
  41. Russia
  42. Rwanda
  43. Saudi Arabia
  44. Scotland
  45. Sierra Leone
  46. Singapore
  47. South Africa
  48. Spain
  49. Swaziland
  50. Sweden
  51. Switzerland
  52. Tunisia
  53. Turkey
  54. United States of America
  55. Venezuela
  56. Zambia
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We’re Thankful for You! Purse Perfector Thanks-Giveaway

It’s been just about two years since I started shipping Purse Perfectors from my sewing room in Cincinnati, Ohio, to people all over the world. Thousands of you in every state and 42 countries around the world now carry these made-in-the-USA purse organizers in your purses, handbags, briefcases, suitcases, diaper bags–you name it!

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, I’m truly grateful to every person who’s supported Purse Perfector from the very first pattern sketches to the successful, award-winning line of purse organizers it’s become today.

To celebrate and thank you, I’m giving away Purse Perfectors to three lucky fans.

Each of the three winners may select the Purse Perfector size and color of your choice. You can enter right here (be sure to get your name in the hat by Thanksgiving!):

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Official Rules

  1. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.
  2. Entrants must be at least 18 years of age and be U.S. residents to be eligible.
  3. Giveaway begins on 11/11/2011 and ends on 11/24/2011 at 12 p.m. (noon) ET.
  4. All entries must be received by 12 p.m. (noon) ET on 11/24/2011.
  5. A valid name, email address, and acceptance of Official Rules are required for entry. Only one entry per person will be accepted.
  6. Three prizes will be awarded; one Purse Perfector purse organizer to three winners, selected at random. Approximate retail prize value is $54-59 each, based on winner’s choice of Purse Perfector size (Medium or Large).
  7. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning.
  8. Winners will be selected and notified no later than 11/28/2011, via email address provided. Winners have 48 hours after notification is sent to claim their prize; otherwise, a new winner will be selected.
  9. Prizes will be shipped to U.S. addresses only via USPS Priority Mail.
  10. We reserve the right to obtain winners’ names via contest entry and the right to use their names and photos for promotional purposes.
  11. Giveaway Sponsor is Purse Perfector (Steller Accessories LLC), contact@purseperfector.com, 3458 Observatory Place, Cincinnati, Ohio 45208, 513-871-8680.
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Win a Purse Perfector at Honest & Truly Blog

Quick! Head on over to this Honest & Truly blog review and enter for a chance to win a Purse Perfector.

Michelle writes about how she was our biggest skeptic and is now one of our biggest fans. She didn’t expect she’d like the Purse Perfector and in fact left it sitting around for a few months after we gave her one to try out.

She gives it to you straight up (as her blog title indicates), explaining how she initially didn’t see the need for a purse organizer. Now she’s taking the Purse Perfector out of her purse to show it off to her friends! (We’re awfully glad she came around.)

The Honest & Truly Purse Perfector giveaway runs now through October 11. Enter to win one for yourself, or if you already have one, Purse Perfectors make ideal gifts!

 

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Changing Seasons with Purse Perfector

It’s the time of year when we shift our storage areas, clothes, coat closets and shoe racks from summer to fall and fall to winter.  At Purse Perfector, we thought we’d ask a professional organizer, Wendy Taddeucci of La Porte, Indiana, how she would alter the contents of her Purse Perfector as the seasons change.

Simply Organized, LLC was launched in October of 2005 and provides Wendy the opportunity to work with clients to control their clutter and establish systems that save time and money.  Wendy says that her goal is to have them, “know what they have and where to find it.”

Wendy agreed to share some of her Purse Perfector usage secrets with our blog when thinking about changing seasons.  She stated that, “this summer I kept my Purse Perfector loaded with a small tube of sunscreen, which I have swapped out in favor of a tube of hand cream for the fall and winter.  I don’t have to worry about the tube opening up or getting squished.  It’s secure in the Purse Perfector.”

Wendy also says that she most enjoys her Purse Perfector because of “the ease of use!  I loaded it up once and now I can swap out purses whenever I want.  I just remove the Purse Perfector from my current purse and place it into my new purse.  It’s so simple!”

Some more information about Wendy: She is an active member of NAPO (National Association of Professional Organizers); she is a trained provider for NAPO in the Schools; she is a member of the NSGCD (National Study Group on Chronic Disorganization); and she has earned her Level II CD Specialist Certificate as well as her Certificate of Study in Chronic Disorganization.

Wendy has been featured on A & E’s Hoarders, WNDU Channel 16 News, as well as in print.

To learn more visit www.putclutterinitsplace.com to find out how YOU can put clutter in its place!

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Purse Perfector profile in Cincinnati Business Courier

As my recent blog entry described, the last year has been a great education for me in getting the Purse Perfector out of my sewing room and into your purses and handbags. But a recent interview with Lucy May of the Cincinnati Business Courier, helped expand on those thoughts.

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What I’ve learned in the past year

It’s been a fast, full year.

It started when my sewing teacher Sandra Betzina, introduced me to Seymour Jaron in San Francisco in March 2009. Seymour showed me that he could hand-tailor the Purse Perfector in America, my dream since 2001. I thought that my path would be clear, but I had so much to learn.

As a life-long sewer (and fabricaholic), I knew the type of durable, washable fabric I needed for the Purse Perfectors. Seymour helped me find a good manufacturer. Then came decisions on zippers and embroidery colors. How many units, which colors, what’s the best delivery system?

But learning how to build an online web-store was the most daunting task. What is SEO? Where do you get an SSL and why? That was just the beginning. And it doesn’t end once you go live. It’s been about 370 days since the website went up. There have been so many changes that it would be impossible to count them. But now I know what to ask for and perhaps how to shorten the learning curve. If only there was a comic book primer for entrepreneurs whose skills lie elsewhere.

Last year I didn’t know what NAPO was. Now I’m a huge fan and an associate member. Janine Sarna-Jones, a member of the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO), referred one of her NYC clients to my website. That sale led me to joining NAPO and attending their annual conference in Columbus, Ohio – only 2 hours away!

Working with NAPO members across the country has been a terrific experience. They have enthusiastically shared Purse Perfectors with their clients nationwide. I’ll be attending the NAPO San Francisco Bay area One Day conference in October and look forward to being with the thoughtful and energetic members in that great city.

The greatest education and joy I’ve had in the last year is how helpful people have been to get my sewing room creation out of my house and into your purse. Friends and mentors over the years have introduced me to others to get me to the next connection and the next. I am very blessed with the many people have led me to this day.

The power of women’s friendship is also part of what I’ve been able to witness this year. One example: a neighbor bought Purse Perfectors as gifts for her sisters. Her sister in Cary, North Carolina then had lunch with her friends and over 2 days, I received 5 orders from Cary. Women share the things we love and I’ve seen the power of that from Cincinnati to Cary, Billings to Annapolis, to NYC, Toronto and Milwaukee.

I’ve also updated my my geography skills: Purse Perfectors are in every state but Alaska, in many parts of Canada and in 16 other countries.

Transforming women’s lives, one purse at a time.

I don’t know what the next year will bring, but if it’s anything like the last year, I’ll welcome it with open arms. I just may try to sleep, exercise and sew a little more.