One Tiny Change #1
When it comes to making change I have come to realise that a lot of little tweaks are more effective than attempting a couple of massive shifts. I’m always constantly striving to make things in our life a little simpler and more stripped down, and though this will maybe sound like one of the more out-there things I’ve ever said because this is such a tiny idea, changing my purse has been one of the most transformative things I’ve done.
I used to have a massive mum purse. It was fat and heavy, bursting with coppers, receipts and loyalty cards I never used. But once it was in my lovely dainty handbags I couldn’t squeeze anything else in: not my sunglasses, not my favourite make-up, not the detritus the Shaun and children in my life like me to carry for them on days out (see: more sunglasses, lego guns, half-eaten lollypops).
So I bought a card holder instead, this one here. I made sure it was expensive so I’d feel forced to use it, and gave the old mum purse to my own mum. I put a few necessary cards in there (debit cards- which I hardly use anyway as I have an Apple Watch - David Lloyd cards, driving license) and have a twenty pound note zipped in the back for emergencies. Anything smaller than a pound either goes to charity or for kid’s pocket money, anything bigger goes in a pot in my bedroom ready for myriad non-uniform days and school trips.
I’m not going to say this one is a life-changer but it’s definitely been a life-shifter; I don’t feel the weight of a million John Lewis receipts every time I open my handbag and I have more space for the things I actually want to carry around with me (like 3 lipsticks ).
It’s one tiny tweak that make things that tiny amount easier.