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Where do you keep your everyday handbag?

(38 Posts)
SophieBookupied Sun 07-Mar-21 10:55:05

Where do you keep your everyday handbag when at home? Which room? On the floor or resting on something or hanging from something? Different place at night than during the day?

Whitewavemark2 Sun 07-Mar-21 17:19:21

I have a crossbody purse that I keep in my shopping basket, which is hardly used as I have everything possible delivered.

My handbag for going out use, is kept in its bag away from the dust, but never used at the moment. I live in hope😄

Niobe Sun 07-Mar-21 17:04:00

In the living room during the day and beside my bed at night. I change out my bag every couple of weeks depending on my mood.

tanith Sun 07-Mar-21 16:59:52

Don’t have an everyday handbag, my phone, card and keys in my pocket.

Herbie9 Sun 07-Mar-21 16:19:53

I have too many bags! Love my Radley and Ted Baker bags. Like to change them about when going out (not lately) but usually manage to forget something like my bus pass and specs. When I wore fleeces I sometimes put these and my credit card in the zipped pockets but dont wear these now and find most coat pockets too small. At home my handbag is always along side my lounge chair.

TwiceAsNice Sun 07-Mar-21 16:04:19

Work bag on the floor in the bedroom. Using it again for the first time when I go back to work at school tomorrow. Every day bag hanging on the back of the chair , next to hall table. Pick up bag, pick up keys from table and go

Riverwalk Sun 07-Mar-21 14:43:51

Mine is usually in my bedroom, slung on the bed or on the chair. I live in a flat - when I was in a house it was usually somewhere in the kitchen.

For those worrying about revealing where you leave your handbag on a public forum - we are anonymous, unless you're one of the grans who reveal all, and there are a few - do you really think the nation's thieves will be trawling GN do find out where you stash your handbag?

NotAGran55 Sun 07-Mar-21 13:55:16

I love bags and would never put a bag on the floor.
Mine are stored in a glass fronted wardrobe and my daily one sits on a chair in any room in the house .

Mapleleaf Sun 07-Mar-21 13:36:39

In that case, Sophie I would imagine most people store empty handbags in a cupboard or a storage box and keep their everyday one (if they use one) nearby them wherever they happen to be so it's never out of sight?

tidyskatemum Sun 07-Mar-21 13:13:02

The one and only handbag I own, with nothing in it, has been in the cupboard under the stairs for the last year!

FlexibleFriend Sun 07-Mar-21 13:09:35

I haven't got an everyday handbag just a phone bag that also holds my keys and that's kept wherever I am.

BlueSky Sun 07-Mar-21 13:08:01

No handbag here! I used to carry the largest bag going, now it’s phone, card and keys in coat/jeans pockets.
Obviously Facebook is the last place to divulge personal information.

crazyH Sun 07-Mar-21 12:36:45

On the back of the chair..

SophieBookupied Sun 07-Mar-21 12:35:34

To those concerned about privacy, I understand. I figured that people have anonymous usernames here and don’t divulge their address in association with their username. As for other people having clever ways of working out locations – well, that’s why I have location tracking turned off in my browser and use a privacy-based search engine rather than the most popular one.

I assure you that my intention was simply to get some ideas, since I’ve never found a satisfactory solution regarding handbag storage myself and I know that you people often have neat ideas that I never thought of myself.

As to the need for a handbag in the first place, I do sometimes go out with only essentials in pockets as others have suggested but that works only for short trips. If I’m going to be out for a long time (e.g. a shopping trip when shopping is allowed or work when remote working not allowed), it’s necessary to carry more than can fit in pockets.

Anyway, I’m grateful for any suggestions but only if you feel that you can safely make suggestions.

Jaxjacky Sun 07-Mar-21 12:34:02

By my seat in, by our bed at night, my purse lives elsewhere.
Contents Hetty58
Glasses cleaner and cloth, mask in clear bag, comb, small Vaseline, cream for skin condition, keys, tweezers, small mirror, paracetamol, Gaviscon tablets, tissues, antibacterial wipes, small notebook, pen, emery board, prescription sunglasses and perfume.

ginny Sun 07-Mar-21 12:14:14

Mine is mainly wherever I am.

When my Mum was alive we would always worry if we saw her bag and she was not attached to it.

MayBee70 Sun 07-Mar-21 12:07:32


Careful ladies. There are unscrupulous people out there and this is a public site. Some have clever ways of working out locations. I think it’s a case of “mind your own business” on this occasion. 🙂

There was a similar thread on a Facebook page which concerned me. Even worse than here as people’s names and locations were attached to their comments.

Lexisgranny Sun 07-Mar-21 11:58:20

Mapleleaf I just started my list and then thought the same thing. One chance in a million, but I am not a gambler. Suffice it to say I could tell you exactly what is in my handbag but on this occasion, discretion is the better part of valour.

Mapleleaf Sun 07-Mar-21 11:48:38

Careful ladies. There are unscrupulous people out there and this is a public site. Some have clever ways of working out locations. I think it’s a case of “mind your own business” on this occasion. 🙂

Grandmafrench Sun 07-Mar-21 11:38:23

‘We don’t really need them’. ‘Outdated?’

I do. I’ve no intention of cramming things into pockets. I’d never want to put a bank card loose in a pocket and you pull out one thing from a pocket and risk losing another item at the same time.
For cash, bank cards, tissues, sunglasses or specs, keys, ‘phone, poo bags, hand wash, and a clean mask in a plastic pouch, and small bottle of water, I absolutely need my bag.

eazybee Sun 07-Mar-21 11:25:59

Would you like to know where we keep our credit cards and key rings as well?

Redhead56 Sun 07-Mar-21 11:25:31

No handbag only go out for essentials card in phone.

Blossoming Sun 07-Mar-21 11:15:58

I wouldn’t say they’re outdated/old fashioned Hetty. The pages of style and fashion magazines are full of them! Fashion blogs and Instagram have loads of posts too.

Boz Sun 07-Mar-21 11:15:33

Like many people, I just go out shopping with my credit card tucked into my phone case; just handy for tapping at Till. I love handbags but am trying to avoid that old-lady-shuffling- through bag at till. It's very ageing and irritating to others.

trisher Sun 07-Mar-21 11:15:28

Mine's a rucksack and it's next to my chair.

Elegran Sun 07-Mar-21 11:14:44

Yes, GG13 " and *Millie22 Would all those who have replied hang a notice on their front gate wih the same helpful information on it? Anyone at all could be reading the posts on this site, probably a hundred (a thousand?) times the number of people who walk past your front gate.