All those “essential” items you have stored in your purse – keys, wallet, phone, make-up, receipts, snacks, glasses, etc – are weighing you down in a bad way.
The combination of extra weight and how your purse is carried can lead to all kinds of problems, including stiff muscles, back pain, arthritis, headaches, asymmetrical muscles, or nerve trauma. To combat this “purse pain”, here are 3 quick tips that will help.
- Switch things up
Not only is it a good idea to switch up how you carry your purse, it’s a fantastic excuse to go buy some new ones! Keep a small clutch for quick errands, a light handbag for going out, and a cross-body purse for all day use. Make sure you switch up how you’re carrying each bag to lighten the load.
- Empty it out
You don’t need three bottles of lotion. Make a point to empty out the contents of your purse and go through them more often so that you only keep essentials – and not 10 used gift cards.
Get rid of key chains
Just because your third cousin on your mother’s side bought you a key chain does not mean you need to have it on your person every day. The best thing for your purse (and your car too!) is to rid of all the key chains and just carry what’s absolutely necessary.