During the Ice Age people used handbags to carry
their tools and foods.
Ancient Greeks and Egyptians also used handbags to
carry their money and other valuable and personal
Various bags were found in Switzerland and Britain AD.
Throughout history people carried bags and purses not
only for practical purposes, but also status, power
All bags came in a variety of sizes and different designs,
which we influenced and kept on changing through the
years according to technological, societal and fashion
trends each time.
Bags were always used by both men and women, and
they were worn mostly attached to the belt;
but also they were hung on the shoulder or a specially
made hook, as well as held by hand.
The handbag has always played the role of something
conveying various impressions, as well as hiding the
secrets of its wearer.
The empty handbag itself is supposed to represent the
The contents of your handbag represent you as an
individual: your attitude and feelings, your thoughts
and habits, as well as everything that exists in your mind.
Nowadays all women carry a handbag that contains
many more items than they actually need.
Articles which are found in women’s handbags are:
Keys, mobile telephone, wallet, receipts, mirror, comb,
hair accessories, nail file, tweezers, perfume, lipstick,
cosmetics bag, jewellery, reading and sun glasses,
medicines, dental floss, sewing kit, tissues, essential
oils, notebook and pen, chewing gums, hat, scarf, gloves,
hand antiseptic gel, small umbrella, biscuits or bars,
and other personal items.
I, myself, am one of these women who do carry most
of these things; and yes …… I do consider them absolutely
necessary — just in case I need something when I am out.
But I recognise that there is a number of items, which are
totally useless to carry with you around.
Here are some tips for you how to cut down your
To start with, I hope you already have a personal
drawer, where you keep all the things you usually
need to be carrying with you from time to time
when you go out.
Otherwise, create one now.
a) Clean your handbag out well, so you can refill
it clean with all the necessary things at the moment.
* All things that you have never used.
* Any items of which you have more than one.
* All seasonal things.
* All receipts, and either throw them away or file them.
* Any old chewing gums and foods.
c) Buy a nice biggish wallet and put in it:
— Your credit/debit cards.
— Your store cards.
— Your personal documents.
— A small notebook.
— A pen.
— Your money.
d) Buy a nice mini cosmetics bag and put in it
all the cosmetics you will ever need when out,
as well as all other personal items you may want.
e) Place loose in your handbag:
1. Your keys.
2. Your mobile.
3. Your reading and sun glasses.
4. A packet of tissues.
5. Your full wallet.
6. Your full cosmetics bag.
Now you must have a nice, clean and tidy handbag.
The Chameleon Object
The handbag is an essential part of every woman’s
wardrobe — and it is all about you.
It reflects who you are and how you live your
The way your handbag is arranged reveals how
well organised you are in your personal life and
It also shows whether you are tucked away from
your relationships and everyone else, or you are
a proud and confident person who respects
Embrace organisation, tidiness and order in your
You will feel much happier, relaxed and peaceful.