Monday’s Amuse Bouche #9 -Purse Organization

Amuse Bouche (ˈä-ˌmüz-ˈbüsh): literally translated into “mouth amuser”.  Wikipedia definition: a single, bite-sized hors d’oeuvre.

 Jodie’s use of the term: a small hint or clever tip!  (Think Hints from Heloise!!)

 Purse organization

I’m a true believer in recycling items for different uses!!  Just the other day I said to myself, “I need some hooks so I can hang up my purses that get used the most.”  So instead of going to the store, I rummaged around in the basement and this is what I found:

Purse organizer  It’s a candle wall sconce from Partylite that I purchased many years ago!

The candle holders are actually “C” shaped, which when turned horizontally made perfect hooks for hanging my purses .  This sconce would have worked even if the candle holders were complete circles, I still could have hung the straps over the candle holders . Of course as my husband already knows, these are not all of my purses.  The smaller clutches and assorted others are in my closet like this:

purse organization I used a desk organizer that was left over from the dental office days and I have it sitting on top of a grid stacking shelf.

Here are some other ideas I found online for ways to organize your purse (but I would check around the house first, you may have something that would work perfectly—disguised as something totally different):

purse organization  Amazon (here) –about $10 and hangs over your door

purse organization A coat rack would make a perfect purse hanging.  Amazon (here)—about $15.

Thanks for reading…stay tuned for leggings this week on the blog!

  • The yellow/white bag is very nice!

    • Thanks!! It’s one of my faves because it’s bright yet the white tones it down somewhat!

  • It must be Spring cleaning and organization time as I just redid my purses a few weeks ago. I am creating a dressing room out of an empty bedroom now that my oldest moved out. I placed a shower rod behind the door as the closet wall is about 43 inches from the door way. I hung purses from the shower curtain rings.. Better, yet I added a second bar and hung all my tank tops on shower rings as well. Felt wonderful to get this done… Love your creativity of re-purposing, very clever.

  • So Cute! I love looking for ways to re-purpose items in unexpected ways. It’s such a great way to save money. I always enjoy these posts, Jodie!

  • Lorena

    The desk organiser is a marvellous idea ! I need something similar… I might just have to look in the storage room- Thanks for the tip!

    • I’m pretty sure I saw the desk organizer idea on pinterest….brilliant, huh?

  • This is such a great idea! Definitely a great way to re-purpose an old candle holder. You are so creative
    Dresses & Denim

    • Thanks Carly! I have a lot of “junk” I can re-purpose!

  • Oooh such a great idea…I’m always looking for new ways to organize!

  • That is a perfect idea, I love it and I love the yellow bag.