I promised that today would be awesome, and it is! Now that I’m moved into the World’s Tiniest Apartment ™, I realized that I somehow have amassed far to many purses. I had absolutely no way to organize them. I made something up, and it looks a little something like this:
Ignoring for a moment the rest of the clutter in that photo, here is how you can also have a supremely awesome purse organizational system.
Step 1: Get a few over the door hooks. These used to hold my ironing board, but I’ve found a different place for it now.
Step 2: Dig through your fabric stash for extra fabric that has a decent length to it. I picked a pink flowery fabric that I don’t know why I have. Cut two long strips (door length, in fact) about 3 inches wide. As you’ll see from the picture, I didn’t try to hard to cut in a straight line. I did use pinking shears though, since I wasn’t in the mood to hem these. (You could hem them – that would probably make them a more permanent solution, but I only need these for a few months.) Tie these onto the door hooks.
Step 3: About every 5-6 inches cut two slits parallel to eachother, about 1 inch long each. They should end up looking like this:
Step 4: Cut some smaller fabric strips, about 14 inches long – cut enough to correspond to all the slits you just made.
Step 5: Tie each of these strips around the center of the slits you cut in step 3.
The overall effect will look like this – see why I didn’t worry about cutting in a straight line all that much?
Step 6: Tie each strip around the handles of a purse – don’t knot it too tight, or you’ll never get it off!
Step 7: Repeat with all subsequent purses. Enjoy your newfound organization and wonder how long it will last. If you decide to make something similar, please share it in the comments!
Note: I’ve desinged this as a temporary solution while living in the Wold’s Tiniest Apartment ™, but for a longer term solution, canvas might work well, with zig-zag stitching around each slit, comparable to a large buttonhole.