Can't find things inside my hangbag

@lovebuglena (38161)
Staten Island, New York
November 23, 2022 12:32pm CST
I am walking outside and my phone rings. I go into bag to retrieve the phone but cannot find it. It's clearly in there but I don't feel it with my hands. Or even see it when I look in there. I end up missing the call. Then when I get home I go into my bag to get the keys out so I can open the door but I can't find them either. It's even worse when I have to go to the bathroom. Having a bag with no pockets is not a great thing. Sometimes I even think I lost something or forgot it somewhere when that item is actually inside the bag the whole time. It's great when handbags have pockets or many zippered compartments. Much easier to find what you need. And you don't have to panic when you can't find something.
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@kaylachan (39867)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
23 Nov
I know what you mean. My wheelchair bag is a total life saver. I have cubby holes to put things, and everything's at reach as long as i scoot forward.
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@lovebuglena (38161)
• Staten Island, New York
23 Nov
That's very convenient. I have an old Cole Haan bag that has three zippered sections. That is very convenient. But all my other bags either don't have pockets or they are so small that they are practically useless.
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@kaylachan (39867)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
23 Nov
@lovebuglena Most bags are like that. I tried using handbags and purses for a while, but found them a pain in my backside trying to move around in a wheelchair.
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@lovebuglena (38161)
• Staten Island, New York
23 Nov
@kaylachan The only thing that fits into those pockets is a tissue and maybe a credit card. Sometimes keys maybe, if it's not a huge stack of them.
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@RebeccasFarm (78252)
• United States
26 Nov
I remember all this when I had handbags.
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• United States
26 Nov
@lovebuglena I do not Lena I only wear a fanny pack on my waist..there is no way I would carry a handbag around here..too dangerous..the crime is high.
@lovebuglena (38161)
• Staten Island, New York
26 Nov
You don't have them anymore?
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@lovebuglena (38161)
• Staten Island, New York
26 Nov
@RebeccasFarm Is a fanny pack much safer?
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@snowy22315 (146429)
• United States
23 Nov
Welcome to my world, drives me nuts!
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@lovebuglena (38161)
• Staten Island, New York
23 Nov
Sometimes I am ready to throw the bag on the floor.
@lovebuglena (38161)
• Staten Island, New York
23 Nov
I was at a store once and needed to give the cashier my store card to get discounts. The card is on the keys. I went into the bag to get them but took a while before I was able to finally find them.
@MALUSE (69674)
• Germany
23 Nov
You can solve the problem easily when you put a small bag with a zipper for your keys inside your big handbag
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@MALUSE (69674)
• Germany
23 Nov
@lovebuglena That 'could' not work. It will work! If the small bag and the inside of your handbag are made of cloth, you can fasten the small bag at the side of the bag with a safety pin.
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@lovebuglena (38161)
• Staten Island, New York
23 Nov
That could work. Or maybe have like a sandwich bag or something like that.
@Dreamerby (2910)
• Calcutta, India
23 Nov
Even that small bag can't be found easily
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@LindaOHio (109732)
• United States
24 Nov
Yes, sometimes I lose things in the cavernous handbag that I carry. Hope you have a great Thanksgiving.
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@Dreamerby (2910)
• Calcutta, India
23 Nov
I bought a bag which has lots of inside pockets because I too have this habit of not finding things once I go out with the backpack
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@lovebuglena (38161)
• Staten Island, New York
23 Nov
I should look for a bag like that.
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@lovebuglena (38161)
• Staten Island, New York
23 Nov
@Dreamerby Why are you not using it? Is something wrong with it?
@Dreamerby (2910)
• Calcutta, India
23 Nov
@lovebuglena Yes don't buy online. Last year I bought a bag online. Well, its resting in my closet
@allknowing (107991)
• India
24 Nov
I had bought a Prada bag for my foreign tour that had many sections and I very efficiently placed all the things I wanted in different segments but when I replaced the items after I had taken them out they did not go back there creating confusion (lol) Never more will I buy bags that have sections.
@allknowing (107991)
• India
26 Nov
@lovebuglena That never happens and so the confusion (lol)
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@lovebuglena (38161)
• Staten Island, New York
26 Nov
@allknowing Maybe we should start labeling each section/compartment.
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@lovebuglena (38161)
• Staten Island, New York
25 Nov
If a bag has sections you have to remember what section has what items and then when you take those items out you have to place them in that same section. Otherwise you will have a hard time findings things.
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@DaddyEvil (103912)
• United States
23 Nov
I "helped" my first wife find things we needed by dumping her suitcase sized purse out in the floor one day. I have no idea why she was upset. It was easy to find what we needed that way.
@DaddyEvil (103912)
• United States
23 Nov
@lovebuglena We were in a store and needed her debit card. When she couldn't find it, I offered to pay but nooooo.... she didn't want to use "my" money. She'd rather stand there, holding up everyone else while she dug and dug in her suitcase.
@lovebuglena (38161)
• Staten Island, New York
23 Nov
Maybe she didn't like that you dumped everything on the floor. Why the floor anyway? Why not the couch?
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@lovebuglena (38161)
• Staten Island, New York
23 Nov
@DaddyEvil Oh wow! She could've had you pay and then paid you back if she didn't want you to pay for it. People were probably frustrated if they were standing there for a while with the line not moving.
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@noni1959 (9252)
• United States
25 Nov
I keep mine cleaned out so easy to find things. I have one using right now with too many pockets. I have to go through all of them to find what I'm looking for.
@noni1959 (9252)
• United States
25 Nov
@lovebuglena It sure can be hard. I'm going to change my purse into the smaller one when I get home. There are just too many pockets in mine.
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@lovebuglena (38161)
• Staten Island, New York
25 Nov
I don't have an avalanche of stuff in my bag or things that shouldn't be there but when many things in the bag it can be hard to find them.
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@JudyEv (294431)
• Rockingham, Australia
24 Nov
I hear what you're saying about pockets but some bags have too many pockets - or maybe it's just that I'm bad about remembering what's in each one.
@lovebuglena (38161)
• Staten Island, New York
24 Nov
My bags have one or maybe two pockets at most, not including the zippered one.
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• Southend-On-Sea, England
23 Nov
Yes, might be good to buy a bag compartment divider.
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