How I Keep My Totes Organized

Remember when "totes" was a cool thing to say, in place of totally? I laughed when I wrote the title of this post because you could easily insert any word in-between "my" and "totes" and it would be an entirely different title.

ANYWAY, let's talk totes, but the bag kind. I love a good tote bag. Truthfully, I love just about any bag, but that's beside the point right now. Tote bags serve a specific purpose - to carry all the things. I typically use them when I'm traveling (they're the perfect carry-on) or if I need to bring along a particularly cumbersome amount of things wherever I'm going. 

My one beef with a tote bag, though, is that they're usually just a hollow bag. You may get lucky with a zipped pocket on the interior, but otherwise it's just a big empty space. While this is great for carrying a lot of things, it's not great for someone who likes to be organized and like to be able to actually find what they're looking for in their bag. 

Enter: the tote bag organizer. It would be a bit dramatic to say that it's a game changer, but it's kind of a game changer. Everything has it's perfect spot to be stored so you don't lose anything at the bottom of your bag! 

Like I said, I tend to carry a lot of things with me when I have a large bag, so having an organizer like this keeps it all in place! There's no more rifling through all the stuff at the bottom of the bag just to find my floss.

This organizer is great because it can fit into all of my tote bags, no problem. It's short enough that it doesn't show over the top of the bag, but large enough to actually hold all the things.

If you've steered clear of larger bags like this because you fear everything will get lost, now you can rest easy knowing there's a solution! There's plenty of space at the top of the bag to lay an extra sweater or something on top of the organizer, too.

When ordering online, be sure to pay attention to the dimensions of the size that you choose, so that you know it will fit correctly in the bag! I use this organizer in the Large - Slender size for my Madewell Transport Tote




  1. The cord keeper that you use to wrangle your earbuds is so adorably cute. Where'd you purchase it?

  2. Can you please tell me where you got the black cat compact from? I need this!!

  3. Can you please tell me where you got the black cat compact from? I need this!!


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