Tidy handbag, tidy mind: Spring clean your handbag

Unless you’ve been chilling under a Netflix-free rock for the last few months, you’ll know that some of us have become obsessed (understatement) with cleaning and tidying to maximise our zen vibes.

Marie Kondo and Mrs Hinch – this is all your fault and we love you for it.

Your handbag is no exception, so check out our top tips for Spring cleaning your must-carry accessory, your mobile dressing table and most loyal bezzie (a true mate is always carrying setting powder).

Empty out your handbag and purse can be therapeutic- make sure you're starting with a clean, tidy base!

Start with a clear out

If you’re anything like us, you probably don’t swap your day-to-day handbag as often as you should.

Get started by chucking out the mountain of old receipts (why do we carry around bits of rubbish like they are gold dust?) and go through everything else to decide whether it’s a “keep”, a “keep at home” or a “WOW that should have been binned a long time ago”.

Once you’ve emptied out any extra crumbies over the bin, check out what shape your handbag and purse are in. A perfumey scent and clean fabric means you probably don’t NEED a new one. Seeing food and makeup stains or splitting leather? We’d say you deserve an on-trend treat.

Women’s Pale Pink Tortoiseshell Handle Bag
Women’s Leopard Print Panel Purse

Fill your spring-cleaned handbag with summery must-haves, from your sunglasses and headphones to sun cream!

Make sure everything has it’s own space

When you want to avoid a jingling, jangling Mary Poppins handbag, make sure all of your essentials have their own little house- whether that’s keeping your lip balm, keys and phone in side pockets, snacks in a Tupperware or folding up your notebook and spare pens.

It’s also the best way to avoid ink spills at all costs!

Get seasonal

Girls the sun is out, and while it’s probably best to stick in a pac-a-mac for good measure, it’s time to start carrying around the classic warm weather essentials.

Get excited for sunny walks to work with a summery tune in your ears and bring your must-have sunglasses (new-season of course), as well as a cute pair of headphones, and don’t forget the sun cream!

Women’s Gold Round Sunglasses
Women’s Marble Earbuds

*mum tip*
Your handbag should be your mum-only safe haven. If you’re spending the day with your little ones, why not bring an extra bag for baby stuff and leave it in the car? That way you can keep things organised in your own stylish way.

Quality beauty tools are must for your summer handbag. Think fresh new nail files, lipstick and a barrel hairbrush

Prep for every occasion

Are you using a broken old nail file, a brush full of hair and moving your makeup brushes from bedroom to bag on a daily basis?

Whether you’re in desperate need of some new beauty tools or you’re just sick of forgetting them at home, there’s still a lot to be said for having spares- particularly if you can find some great bargains with yours truly!

Leopard Print Paddle Hair Brush
Women’s 3pk Glitter Nail Files

For most of us, our phones are our lifelines! Make sure yours is protected in your handbag with this pretty marble case.

Look after your prized possession- your phone

It’s comforting (or a terrifying) thought that no matter if you lose your entire handbag- perhaps after five-too-many proseccos, you can still sort almost anything as long as you have your phone with you.

Maybe that’s how lots of us have ended up with them glued to our palms! Your electronic lifeline will stay safe in your handbag with a sleek new phone case, perfect if you find yourself throwing it in and out of your bag on a reg basis.

Women’s Metallic Marble Phone Case

What’s in your handbag? Not just a fun game on nights out (have you played this?) but a photo op for a gorge Instagram post. Tag us @peacocks_fashion and hashtag #MYPEACOCKS in your artiest pic with your best advice for keeping an organised handbag you might just see us regramming on our page!

For more stylish handbag inspiration, check out our collection of women’s accessories today.