Organize Your Purse: Purse Perfector Giveaway

I am NOT an organized person. But, this is something that I am trying to change. I’m getting our schedules organized with a little help from the planner that I reviewed yesterday. I’m giving one away, too! Make sure you check it out. 


But, now I need help organizing all the “stuff” that I seem to collect.

Back in June, I attended the Type A Parent Conference and received a Purse Perfector with its claims to be “the end of handbag chaos.” I thought it was a great idea.  But I didn’t try it out right away. I thought oh, someday, I’ll  dump all the junk in my purse and get organized.

And then, a few weeks ago, I was scrambling to find my debit card in my purse yet again and my husband sighed in exasperation and handed me his so I could run into the store to grab drinks to take with us to the beach.  As I was leaving, he was muttering something about how unorganized I am.

I got a little red in the face. Both from anger and from embarrassment. Because he was right. I should be able to find my debit card quickly. I should be able to find whatever I need from my purse quickly.

So, I dug out that Purse Perfector and gave it a try.

Be gentle here because I’m going to show you my before and after pics.

Before:

After:
I’ve actually been able to keep my purse organized in the month that I have been using the Purse Perfector. Something else I love about it is that I can take it out, put it into a different purse, and have everything I need. 
I have a spot for my driver’s license, credit cards, gift cards, checkbook, coupons, insurance cards, business cards, receipts, pens, and lip gloss. There’s even room for my phone and my small point and shoot camera. 
You can unzip it on two sides to have a long, thin profile, perfect for a briefcase or you could unzip all the way and have two small Purse Perfectors. I like keeping mine together and having that extra pocket in there to fit my checkbook. 
Here’s a view of the dimensions of the medium-sized Purse Perfector: the one I have and the one that’s up for grabs in this giveaway:
The medium Purse Perfector retails for $54 and is available in eight different colors. It’s made in the USA and is machine washable.  You can find Purse Perfector on facebook
GIVEAWAY: One of you will win a medium Purse Perfector in the color of your choosing. 
Open to US only, this giveaway will close at 9pm ET on 8/28.  Winner will be notified via email and have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. If your email is not visible in your profile, please leave it with your entries.

Mandatory Entry: Leave a comment telling me why you need help getting organized!

Additional Entries
*Follow Things I Can’t Say GFC
*Follow @PursePerfector on twitter and leave your username

I received a Purse Perfector for review purposes. No other compensation was provided and all opinions are my own. 

This giveaway is now closed and the winner is #79 Dawns41

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  1. Maggie S. says:

    I need a purse protector, because I can't pare down to a smaller bag and stuff just gets heaved into the abyss and then the bag gets heavier and heavier and I dump and lose important bits of paper and find them months later in little stacks here and there where I have "cleaned out" my purse.

  2. Maggie S. says:

    I follow you on GFC.

  3. Maggie S. says:

    I meant PERFECTOR. OMG.

    I followed on Twitter…

    @AccidentalDesig

  4. I need it because everyone in my family seems to think my purse is for them too. It would be nice to have my stuff in one spot and theirs in another.

  5. i follow gfc

  6. following purse perfector on twitter
    @inmylilcorner

  7. Mrs. Sykes says:

    Oh boy do I need one of these!! I own my own business so I'm constantly saving receipts and passing out business cards. You wouldn't believe the amount of information that goes in and out of my purse. I'm always looking for a nice purse with all of this storage but I can't find it. This is an amazing solution! Thanks so much for having this give away.

  8. jen@its all about me says:

    Oh honey if you saw the inside of my purse you would know how much I need this Purse Perfector, maybe then I'd be able to find my phone before people hang up!

  9. Have you met the inside of my purse? I think I have animal cookies in there since 2008…I need this.
    Seriously.
    kimber_loo@yahoo.ca

  10. I follow you through GFC
    kimber_loo@yahoo.ca

  11. TheAvonLady says:

    I am an Avon Lady, getting organized and staying that way is key to my business! I would LOVE to have this item in purse, maybe then I'd be able to find my cell phone before it stops ringing!

  12. I need a purse protector because my purse and yours could be twins…lol

  13. I follow via GFC

  14. TheAvonLady says:

    Following them on Twitter, @marvimarti

  15. I follow Purse Protector on Twitter

    @krm19040507

  16. I think I need more than one of those! It's a good thing you can't see my diaper bag/purse!

  17. I love all these organizing blog you are having and right now an organized purse would be great. I can never find what I need in my current one. It's like a black hole.

  18. I need a purse perfector because I am a newly married woman who's husband tends to throw his wallet, phone and keys into my purse so he doesn't have to carry them. It would come in handy also with a purse that doesn't normally have a cell phone holder so I'd know where mine is.

  19. Sara @ Periwinkle Papillon says:

    This is a great idea to get ourselves organized at the same time at back to school. Would love to win one of these!

  20. Mandi @ My Perfect Mess says:

    Are you sure that was a picture of your purse and not mine? I need that organizer!

  21. I have too much stuff in my bag.

    slb3334@gmail.com

  22. Teresa1982 says:

    I need one because I can never find a pen when I need one and everything I want always manages to drift to the bottom of my purse.

  23. Teresa1982 says:

    I follow you on GFC already.

  24. Thanks for doing a giveaway! I've always been afraid of getting a bigger purse because I tend to have to hunt for things in even the tiniest of purses. This would be great!!

  25. I am already one of your followers!

  26. I'm following on twitter too. @lovemyflyboy

  27. SharleneT says:

    I'm a follower and will keep my fingers crossed!

  28. diane rene says:

    OHMYGOSH I SO NEED ONE OF THOSE!!

    I have found, especially with BTS shopping, that not everyone keeps record of your purchases just because you use a credit card (target, you will always be my favorite store for this very reason). I have to hold on to those recepits until we are absolutely, 110% sure, that everything fits.
    I hate floating receipts in my purse … more so , I hate the discount cards they staple to them so that I will come back and buy … I need a PLACE for these and so far haven't found one that doesn't spill over into my wallet, cash, etc.
    and I switch purses weekly – this would SOOO help :)

  29. That is my biggest complaint about purses! They never have enough pockets to keep organized. And I hate changing purses because of it.

  30. And I follow you on GFC.

  31. Jessica @ My Simply Complicated says:

    I need help getting my purse organized because it looks just like yours did in the before! I need serious organizational help!

  32. Jessica @ My Simply Complicated says:

    I am following you via GFC!

  33. Jessica @ My Simply Complicated says:

    I also following Purse Perfector on Twitter!
    @mycomplicated

  34. Just followed you on GFC and followed Purse Perfector on Twitter. My handle @cubs2win.

    I totally need this! My purse looks like the picture of your before "purse". This looks like a great solution and I love that you can configure it to fit different needs. Help!

  35. I need a purse perfector to help get my life organized and on track. And because an unorganized purse is the first step to having a starring role on Hoarders… :)
    Thanks for hosting!!

    kerri92630(at)yahoo(dot)com

  36. I tend to prefer huge purses, so everything ends up lost. I totally need a purse perfector! pinkdaddysgirl[at]msn[dot]com

  37. I follow your blog.

    pinkdaddysgirl[at]msn[dot]com

  38. I follow Purse Perfector on Twitter @pinkdaddysgirl

    pinkdaddysgirl[at]msn[dot]com

  39. What Now????? says:

    This would help so much!!! I follow you and Purse Perfector on Twitter.

  40. I need this because my purse looks like yours did.

    It is impossible to find anything.

    I need to be more organized.

  41. I follow you with GFC.

  42. And I am now following Purse Protector on twitter

    @PonderingMama

  43. Just me Randa Ree says:

    I could totally use this. My purse not only holds everything of mine; cards, receipts, makeup, phone and so on but almost all of my 11 year olds stuff and my husbands. Having this would make changing purses so much easier because I love swiching bags but can't do this because I lose to much stuff when I do. I already follow you. charmed_rose2003(at)yahoo.com

  44. I need help getting orgainzed because I can't seem to find anything in my purse
    stanleybilly(at)bellsouth(dot)net

  45. follow gfc as charline
    stanleybilly(at)bellsouth(dot)net

  46. Rach (DonutsMama) says:

    I so need that because I'm terrible at being organized and now it's even harder with a little one. But I'm trying hard!

  47. Rach (DonutsMama) says:

    And of course I follow you!

  48. Why do I need a purse protector? Ummm cause my purse looks like yours did.

  49. Stalker….errr…follower.

  50. Heather H says:

    Why do I need this? Ummm, did you read my post on being a purse hoarder?!? ;) I can't ever find anything in my purse.

  51. Heather H says:

    I think I follow you on GFC…my GFC stopped working several months ago and I can't see it on any site. But I know for sure I follow you in a reader…does that count?

  52. Heather H says:

    Follow purseperfector on Twitter. @Tex_Heather

  53. I need a purse perfector because I am so sick of everyone telling me my purse weighs more than my kids (the sad thing is that it's totally true…) and the inside is like a bottomless pit of junk and crumbs and dirty coins.

  54. I follow via GFC!

  55. Mom of 12 says:

    Nice! I can't ever seem to be organized and if I am, the kids undo it all in less than 30 seconds.
    Would love to have one!
    Sandy

  56. Anonymous says:

    I would love to try this. Thanks for the giveaway.
    pamelajroland@hotmail.com

  57. Why didn't I think of that?! What a great idea. I have a few bucket bags that could use some organizing…recipes everywhere!

  58. I GFC

  59. Elaine A. says:

    I need help so that I can find things faster. It takes TIME to find things in the chaos that is my purse, desk and well, even my fridge. Do they make these for the fridge?? ;P

  60. Elaine A. says:

    Following on GFC!

  61. Elaine A. says:

    Now following PursePerfector on twitter – @elainea

    Thanks Shell! :)

  62. Laura @Supergluemom says:

    I would love to win this! I have serious issues with purses and keeping things organized. help!

  63. Laura @Supergluemom says:

    I GFC

  64. laura @Supergluemom says:

    I follow purse perfector on twitter

  65. I go between so many bags…the work bag, the kid bag, the purse, the sitter's…the quick run in the store bag….I can NEVER find what I need when I need it. It would be awesome to have one little organizer to just move from bag to bag with the essentials!

  66. I am a Shell Sheep…baaaa

  67. Grumpy Grateful Mom says:

    Oh, I am extra unorganized. And my kids like to get into my purse and jumble it even more. This looks great!

  68. I would use this in my diaper bag! I am sharing it with the baby and it seems all of my papers go missing in a sea of pampers, wipes, and pacis!
    mommyisshopping at gmail dot com

  69. I follow purse perfector on twitter as @mommyisshopping
    mommyisshopping at gmail dot com

  70. I need this purse organizer because my purse looks like your BEFORE picture!!!

    psrrn@aol.com

  71. Shell, we could be unorganized purse sisters or something. My purse looks like your before pic! It's like that all the time and I can never find anything.

    This is awesome and would fit into my new purse just right!

  72. I already follow you on GFC and follow you on twitter

    @adayinmollywood

  73. Charlotte says:

    Uhm, I totally need this. It takes me way longer than is ever necessary to find pretty much anything in my purse. I have resorted to dumping out all the contents in a frantic search for keys, wallet, chapstick, etc. I also love that you can easily take this out and put it in a different purse (which would be SO MUCH EASIER than having to "reorganize" it in a new one. "Reorganize" in quotes because I wouldn't really call when I do "organized").

  74. Charlotte says:

    I follow TICS on GFC

  75. I need one of these in the worst way! My purse is just one big open pocket and I can never find anything.

    tammymc01 at yahoo dot com

  76. My purse looks just like that before picture. It's a mess. I can't find anything. I am constantly standing at the check-out piling things up by the register just so I can find some method of payment. This thing looks like it would be perfect to help get organized!

  77. Anonymous says:

    I've never met a purse yet that couldn't use an organizational makeover…I would love to try this one…my purse is a disaster area. dguillen at kc dot rr dot com

  78. Anonymous says:

    twitter follower @guillenwins dguillen at kc dot rr dot com

  79. I need this because my purse doesnt have any compartments and everything is just piled inside.
    dawns_horizen@yahoo.com

  80. My 3 kids put everything but the kitchen sink in my purse. I need help keeping track of everything.

  81. From Tracie says:

    This is a genius idea.

    I need one because right now everything is sitting at the bottom of my purse in a big pile of unfindable-ness. <–my purse is so bad, I had to make up a word to describe the nonsense that is happening there.

  82. The Blonde Duck says:

    I need this!

  83. I need help because I cant seem to stay on top of it!!
    Thanks for the chance.
    mogrill12@gmail.com

  84. crazedmama says:

    I have a big purse and I hate it when I can't find what I'm looking for! It gets lost in there! I would love this!

  85. crazedmama says:

    Following purse protector on twitter (tatteredsoul77)

  86. crazedmama says:

    Following you on GFC!

  87. Rebecca Watson says:

    I need a purse perfector to help me get organized because my purse looked exactly like yours did! I struggle to find my wallet every now and then- I guess that's what i get for carrying around a big purse! :)

    justcherishtoday@gmail.com

  88. Rebecca Watson says:

    I follow you via GFC!!

    justcherishtoday@gmail.com

  89. FabulousB says:

    I hope to have the Purse Perfector so my husband will stop griping at me! Yes, my purse is organized chaos, but it would be nice to know where my debit card is so I won't have to ask my hubby for his.

  90. adashofdomestic says:

    That is freaking awesome! I could use an organized purse, for sure!

  91. DeAnna Crawford says:

    Isaw this on TV and I immediately say I need that. I wasnt able to get it and Im glad I saw this website. I need to get this because I am tired of look for differnt things in my purse. I just like o be organized.

  92. Anastasia says:

    I need help b/c my purse is just a big jumble of stuff! And being partially blind, I can't just look in and find something! lol :) Thanks for the giveaway!

  93. i NEED purse protector, i actually have quit carrying my purse it is such a mess, i NEED help

  94. i follow on GFC

  95. Liked on
    FB

  96. My purse is a mess. It has no pockets and i can never find my keys. Sigh.
    elysesw@aol.com

  97. I follow on GFC. elysesw
    elysesw@aol.com

  98. Anonymous says:

    I need a purse perfector. My purse is so messy that I could probably lose a small child in there.

    astormer@comcast.net

  99. The Jammie Girl says:

    My purse is so disorganized I spend forever just trying to find the basics (phone, keys) while I sift through tape measures, dental floss, etc. I's shameful.

  100. The Jammie Girl says:

    Of course I follow you on GFC.

  101. Julie Williams says:

    I am always cleaning out my purse to get to the small things that drop to the bottom. Help I need a purse perfector! I will follow on my twitter @mzjewely.

  102. Listen – i have 3 kids under 3 and my purse is so over loaded with CRAP it won't fit under a stroller. enough said.

  103. I need help getting organized so I can stay neater. Things get so messy!

  104. Following Purse Perfector on twitter (clc408)

  105. jennifereastman1973 says:

    I could use the Purse Perfector because I suck at organizing and I haven't carried a purse in so long because of having a diaper bag. This system would help me out, big time!

  106. Jamee @ A New Kind of Normal says:

    My purse is always a disaster and it drives me crazy! Especially now that i have a toddler and don't need a full diaper bag all the time so i struggle keeping my stuff and her stuff organized! Would love to try one of these out!

  107. Jamee @ A New Kind of Normal says:

    I follow you on GFC!

    Anewkindofnormal at gmail dot com

  108. Jamee @ A New Kind of Normal says:

    I follow @PursePerfector in twitter! @nkindofnormal

    Anewkindofnormal at gmail dot com

  109. Mungee's Ma says:

    Oh I need this! My purse is a bottomless pit!

  110. I need to get organize so I have more time to do fun things in life :)

    Karen Gonyea
    ktgonyea at gmail.com

  111. I'd need this because I like switching my purse but I always end up leaving something in the other purse! Also, many purses only have one tiny zipper pocket compartment and the rest just gets piled in!

  112. Oh i need this because my purse is a disaster- funny just yesterday my 13 yo daughter said mom i need to help u organize your purse!

  113. Katie White says:

    I need this purse organizer because being the new mom of a 7-month-old, my purse is a disaster with doctor appointment cards and coupons for diapers and toys.

    katiesweeps1980@yahoo.com

  114. LaurenShaps says:

    my purse at work is nicknamed the "crap trap", so it's pretty self explanatory. i have a tendency to throw anything and everything in my purse and it gets pretty crazy.

    laureneshapiro at gmail dot com

  115. i need to get organized because it takes me ten minutes to find anything in my purse.

    shellybuddahbelly@hotmail.com

  116. i need it because my purse looks like a garbage bag-
    thank you,
    diane Baum
    esldiane@gmail.com

  117. My purse seems like a black hole- I'd love one of these!

    username: Diana R.
    e-mail: lucky02130 (at) gmail (dot) com

  118. Follow you via GFC!

    username: Diana R.
    e-mail: lucky02130 (at) gmail (dot) com

  119. Follow Purse Perfector on Twitter!

    username: @vdr1984
    e-mail: lucky02130 (at) gmail (dot) com

  120. My purse is a mess, it weighs entirely too much and I can never find anything. Thanks for the contest.

    T2times99 at aol dot com

  121. my mom would love this

  122. I'd love to get more organized because I'll save so much more time

    annettekz2@yahoo.com

  123. GFC follower

  124. amillerlady says:

    I need a purse perfector because my purse is pure craziness. Wonder why I can't find what I need…blame it on my purse!

  125. my purse is so unorganized.i would love to have this
    amy16323(at)gmail(dot)com

  126. gfc follower
    amy16323(at)gmail(dot)com

  127. I have a purse that looks like your before picture, it would be nice to have a way to be organized so I dont dig for 20 minutes to try and find things.

  128. i need a lot of purse help! i can't find my keys when i need them and who knows where my credit card and drivers liscense is in that mess :) clallen at ntin dot net

  129. i like purse protector on twitter clallen1971, on fb crystal l allen, clallen at ntin dot net

  130. gfc clallen at ntin dot net

  131. I need one because my purse looks like your before picture.

  132. i need a purse protector because i love big purses and everything just dumps to the bottom making a huge mess – i can never find anything!

    marygardner49 at aol dot com

  133. following you through gfc

    marygardner49 at aol dot com

  134. following purse perfector on twitter as carolinamosaic

    marygardner49 at aol dot com

  135. Nick Hilleshiem says:

    My gf need to get organized so bad, she cant find anything. By her being so unorganized it is making me unorganized b/c I cant rely on her to hold on to anything for me. HELP!!
    nick.hilleshiem@yahoo.com

  136. Nick Hilleshiem says:

    followed on GFC.

  137. Nick Hilleshiem says:

    followed purseperfector on twitter.
    nhilleshiem
    nick.hilleshiem@yahoo.com

  138. I have some tote-style bags that I LOVE, but I rarely use them because it is SO hard to find anything in them! All the heavy stuff (like keys, cell phone, pens) just gravitates towards the bottom and becomes IMPOSSIBLE to find in a hurry! This would help me get these totes organized and off the top shelf of my closet!

    Dara Nix
    kitty32504 at cox dot net

  139. I'm following you via GFC (Dara Nix)!
    kitty32504 at cox dot net

  140. Keenly Kristin says:

    I need this because my bag is RIDICULOUS. I just toss stuff in there, day after day, and to find anything, I practically need to dump the whole bag. So annoying!

    wowknk at gmail dot com

  141. Keenly Kristin says:

    Follow on GFC (Kristin).

    wowknk at gmail dot com

  142. ZESTYWONDERLAND says:

    My purse is like the land of no return! I get so embrassed when at a check out line & people behind me are waitng for me to dig in my purse to pay or for coupons.
    Last time I clean my purse out about in July I found pieces of Halloween candy from last year..eww yuck!
    zestywonderland@gmail.com

  143. ZESTYWONDERLAND says:

    Follow Things I Can't Say GFC
    zestywonderland@gmail.com

  144. ZESTYWONDERLAND says:

    Follow @PursePerfector on twitter
    Username: ZESTYWONDERLAND
    ZESTYWONDERLAND@GMAIL.COM

  145. Every store seems to have a loyalty or club card that has to be scanned each visit. Only the high use ones go on my keychain

    and then there is just so much stuff that accumulates that just needs to be organized

  146. following on GFC
    bettycd

  147. following purse perfector on twitter
    bettycd

  148. My purse needs organizing because I have to carry a lot of stuff for my job and for my personal use. garrettsambo@aol.com

  149. Had me sold on one until I read US only. Darn. I’m so frustrated with my new David Jones crossover. I had a Kathy that was perfect, but Pink. Didn’t work well with winter coats, and it’s wearing out. So I bought the new one, only to be totally disorganized at the till. Of course, it never fails, there’s always a lineup of impatient shoppers standing behind me. Guess I’ll have to start looking in Canada.

    Great post.
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