Sunday, January 9, 2011

My Portable Storage Unit

I love my portable storage unit.  Did you know I have one?  No??  Ok, technically it's a purse... but with the way that random items (and some junk) are thrown into it, I don't think 'purse' is quite the appropriate name.  I've thankfully moved past the diaper bag phase of my life but I still need the option to be able to discreetly toss in a package of wipes as well as a pull-up or two.  I have to say that my storage unit is very accommodating of such needs.

Well, today as I was driving Hayden over to our friend's home, I was trying to figure out what to blog about.  I glanced over at my portable storage unit and decided I should do some organizing and share it with you!  I know, right??  Blogging so exciting you just can't stand it!!!

Luckily after we arrived and I explained my intentions to our friends, they said they didn't mind me sprucing things up while they watched football and the boys played.  I was even provided with their garbage can and a Diet Coke!  NICE!

Here's my before picture in all it's cringe-worthy glory.

The Contents of my purse included:
(front pocket)
-a barbie princess crown
-yellow sticky hand (still in package)
-mailbox key
-two travel size Urban Decay 24/7 Liners in Zero (black)
-four lip glosses
-spare change

(inside pocket)
-compact that is never used (forgot I had actually)
-five little pieces of licorice (ew)
-two lip glosses
-magnet with our Pediatricians phone number on it

(inside the actual portable storage unit)
-many legos
-lego guy with cape
-red sticky hand (not-so-sticky and covered with not-so-fun who-knows-what)
-zhu zhu pet
-two bakugans and cards
-two small bottles of Aveeno lotion
-two marbles
-three pens
-mechanical pencil
-small rock
-Ming's Garden magnet
-green hairbow
-small blue stapler
-coupon for pampers wipes and Vick's products
-bright blue small notebook
-more loose change
-about 9000 receipts, letters/statements, mail advertisements and children's drawings (I kept about 10 items  to bring home and file away or shred)

(mauve purse thingy aka proof I'm a mom)
-triple antibiotic goopy stuff for cuts/scrapes
-purell hand wipes
-flushable wipes
-a polaroid picture of me as a baby with my older brothers and Grandpa Marble

(zebra print makeup bag)
-Benefit's Some Kind of Gorgous in deluxe (travel) size
-Urban Decay De-Slick Mattifying powder compact
-Too Faced Pink Leopard Bronzer
-Too Faced Sun Bunny Bronzer
-two samples of Smashbox Photofinish Primer
-Stila mini kabuki brush
-Too Face Glamour to Go II (8 shadows, 4 gloss, 1 blush)
-Benefit's Erase Paste
-Urban Decay Brow pencil
-Sephora mirror
-eyeshadow brush that you can easily blend with

(Smashbox tin- doesn't fit in my makeup bag)
-Benefit's Stay don't Stray in deluxe size
-two Urban Decay De-Slick in a Tube in deluxe size
-Stila pencil sharpener
-Bare Escentials mini kabuki
-mini Urban Decay 24/7 liner in Zero
-Urban Decay XXX gloss Carney in deluxe size
-Too Faced flat kabuki

-No wonder my portable storage unit is so heavy.
-Really, only six lip glosses?  That's all??
-I'm apparently worried about not having black eyeliner with me being as I have THREE.
-The value of my makeup is probably much higher than the amount of cash I EVER have on hand.  Interesting.  Possibly a little sad.
-Now I know what that weird noise in my car was the other day (zhu zhu pet).  It kind of freaked me out at the time.  I'm relieved.

Here's my after picture:

Ahhhh, much better.  Hopefully I don't have to clean things up again for awhile.


  1. Wow that is awesome. Thanks for sharing. I had no idea you could fit that much stuff in a bag. What a fun post.

  2. Oh my goodness!! I guess this is one way my OCD pays off. If I get a piece of gum and put the wrapper back in my purse, the purse gets cleaned out when I get home! ha ha :) :) :)