What’s in my clutch

I really dislike carrying purses, so I carry a clutch instead. I received mine as a gift from my grandmother, whom I call “Grandmama”, for Christmas one or two years back. At first, I used it in my ancient American Eagle purse in desperate need of replacing. However, carrying a purse is annoying; the shoulder handles are almost always slipping off, and I have more trouble sorting out what to put in it than I do figuring out where everything is.

Thus, I just starting carrying the clutch, which has a wristlet attachment on it. It’s small and compact, and it works especially well when I neither need my travel pack of tissues (either Puffs or Kleenex, thank you) nor my Albuterol inhaler.

What's in @adashofjane's clutch

  • EpiPen — Auto-injector and case; I never go places without it. Two came in the prescription, but… I lost the other one? :/
  • Pen — I prefer to use my own pen places, because cross-contamination/contact is a thing that affects me for certain allergens, and also because I simply prefer to use my own when and where I can.
  • Chap Ice lip balm — My lips get dry a lot, which makes them tempting to bite, so I need to always have some on me when I’m out, if possible. I haven’t used it much lately, because I think it might have coconut oil, as I have a mild reaction similar to the kind I have when I consume coconut. I’m going to be trying Earthtastic’s vanilla lip balm soon; if it works, it’ll earn a spot in my life! It has jojoba oil, but I shouldn’t react to it, because jojoba isn’t closely related to nuts…I think its nut-like nicknames are just associated with it the same way soap nuts and nutmeg got their names.
  • Cards — Google Wallet (for times when I actually have money in it, which rarely happens), debit/bank/check card, license, biz card with home/contact info on one side and allergist’s contact info on the other side (the backs are glued together). I also have a biz card of my old therapist with me.
  • Loose change — I’m not big on having loose change anywhere, but sometimes it’s helpful…other times, it just sits in there and only gets in there because I had cash on me and used it, then just dropped the change inside and literally forgot about it. Honestly, this loose change is surprise to me; I haven’t used cash in a while. (When I have cash on me, I want to spend it…it’s a problem.) Also, this is a lot of change to have inside my clutch. >.>
  • Memory card case of antihistamine and ibuprofen — Just in case! I used to have a small cylinder, about the size of lip balm, that held ibuprofen, but it got dusty and was thus thrown away. I’d love something smaller so I could 1) have my memory card case back and 2) not have to lose so much room to allergy-related things. Feel free to throw suggestions my way. >.>
    Correction: There is currently only antihistamine inside it, but this is also a new addition, and I forgot to add ibuprofen. #mybad
  • SunButter coupon — Since I forgot it on my latest visit and outing to Sprouts and Target with Charlise, I put it in my clutch to make sure I couldn’t forget it again. Underneath it is a Dollar Store coupon, which I threw away shortly after taking the photos… it’s plural, because I took several photos. XD
  • There is also a random paperclip and Band-Aid, the latter of which I added because I’m mega accident prone.

What do you carry?

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Becca’s gravatar

I have always been a fan of cross body bags because I don’t have to bother with the handles slipping off my shoulders or sliding down my arms, etc. It’s very mindless (is that the right word?) to carry a handbag with me. Though, saying that, I’ve slowly been getting into handbags, haha.

What a cute clutch! It looks small, but it really fits a lot in there. That is such a smart idea to use a memory card for medicine. I want to carry Ibuprofen or something with me, but don’t want to lug around the big bottle and haven’t found anything small enough to work. I may have to do some digging to find an old case now!

I usually carry my wallet, some headphones, lotion, chapstick, a pen, and sunglasses. And then there’s usually a bunch of random receipts or tickets, etc. I need to clean it out more often than I do…

Jane’s gravatar

Haha, I try to keep this clean, because I dislike it getting all crowded. Since it’s a small space, it forces me to be quick in lines, so I don’t usually stuff receipts into my clutch; I put them in the bag(s). :3

I had that problem with the bottles; they tend to make so much noise, too, and these don’t make a ton of noise in the case. 🙂

Nancy’s gravatar

I admire the fact that you can keep the things you put into your clutch at a minimal. I can only use a clutch if I am going out to banquets XD. I have too much stuff every other day @___@. Meanwhile, I’m here looking for a wallet the side of your clutch.

It’s good to hear that people are using Google Wallet! I like it better than the Paypal card. Having loose change is definitely helpful at times but it makes my wallet heavier after a while. It’s pretty creative hwo you put the little pills in your memory card case. It’s pretty slim and does the job! I guess another thing would be keeping it in an empty container of chapstick, but I’m not sure how air-sealed it is.

I carry a whole bunch of things in my purse from my sunglasses case to a little notebook to keep notes :3.

Jane’s gravatar

I haven’t tried the PayPal card, but I feel like it’d be a lot easier to spend my money. :s Google Wallet’s card only works if you’ve money in your account (I tried when I didn’t have any), so I have to think about it beforehand. I especially like it because it can work like my personal allowance. ^^; I also prefer to send money to others through it, because I’ve yet to run into fees. >.<

Kya’s gravatar

I love these types of posts. 😀

The clutch is really cute and it would be very practical. I am actually kind of amazed that everything fits in it!

I think I mightt be living in another century. I never know that there was a Google Wallet card. That would be really handy if you had money in the account. 😀

It’s pretty cool to see currency from different countries, especially change as it’s becoming less common with cards.

I changed my bag recently and I am trying to keep things simple. I have notepads, phone, pen, sunglasses, lipgloss, keys, hair tie, a random stone that a friend gave me 15 years ago and has gone in every handbag since, mini torch and important recipes kept in a passport pouch (with no passport haha).

Synocure’s gravatar

I carry a clutch too – most oftentimes I don’t carry enough stuff to warrant a purse, so it just feels like carrying around an empty bag. I usually just have my wallet, my phone, and a few health items like eyedrops and chapstick. I’m surprised all your items fit in yours though, it looks so cute and compact xD

Raisa’s gravatar

I’m impressed at how light your clutch is! I’ve grown into the habit of not carrying too much either, but my makeup and camera add a good but of bulk. My phone is pretty big too, so I can’t use a clutch myself.

I love messenger bags and backpacks, so both of my hands are free. 😀 I was thinking of getting Google Wallet, but from what I understand, I don’t gt any cashback points from my credit cards if I don’t use them directly. One can dream though. XD

Kim’s gravatar

Am I fan of cross body bags bags and like one with a main zip up compartment and a small zip up pocket on the front.

I usually carry my purse, mobile phone, a pen, Chapstick, perfume, small deodorant, painkillers, antihistamines (I have a metal allergy – most ‘cheap’ metals like nickel), some blister plasters (just in case) and a hairbrush.

Liz’s gravatar

Metal allergies sometimes feel like one of the worst. I’ve been looking into a medical bracelet for allergy purposes and am starting to consider a leather one, because the prettiest ones are all silver, gold or platinum. There’s titanium, but I’m not a fan of jewelry and feel it would start to feel too heavy. >.<