I went to The Container Store the other day to buy wrapping paper. Did I tell you that The Container Store has great wrapping paper? You probably already know. Anyhoo, as is usually the case with my trips to The Container Store, I came back with a few items that were definitely not on my list but which I think are pretty damn cool, anyway. Take this thing, the Pursket. I know what you are thinking: what a dumbass name. I know! My best guess is that it’s supposed to evoke “basket” but with “purse” or somesuch. But who cares. The name is unfortunate, but the premise is cool: it is an organizer that you can take from purse to purse, with pockets for all your crap, so that your purse doesn’t become just a mass of trash like mine usually is. Let’s see how it works.
First of all, you unroll it and put in all your crap, like I have here. There are different sized pockets for things like cell phones and wallets, though if you have a checkbook wallet this might not work for you. But if you have a checkbook wallet, you really should get rid of it, you know. Nobody writes checks anymore. (Please note that I have a checkbook wallet, as pictured in the top left corner of the picture below. Busted. I am getting rid of it, though. Finally.)
While we’re on the topic of purse organization, let me call your attention to these little plastic containers I found (also at The Container Store). Does anybody chew as much gum as I do? Well, if you do, and you chew Orbit brand in particular, you will know that it has an annoying habit of coming out of the package in your purse and spreading a disgusting film on the bottom of the lining. Well, with this little container, that problem is solved.
I have one for my gum and a few other random things like stamps and hair bands, and one for my eighty-five million tubes of lip balm.
OK, so after you have all your crap in the little compartments, you simply roll the Purseket into a . . . uh, well, you roll it into a roll.
And then you put it in your purse . . .
Where it expands to form a kind of makeshift organizing panel on the sides of the purse. Cool, eh?