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Tips for Tuesday

"She looks organized."
"I wonder what's in there?"
I've heard these comments while at a conference last year.  Since I'm getting ready to go to the True Woman conference in Indianapolis this weekend,  I thought I'd share my preparations with you. 
I like to have what I need and I like to be able to find it, but I don't like having to carry any more than necessary, so this is what I came up with.  Rather than carrying my purse and still having to juggle other things, I opted to use my basket from Kenya.  If you have a large tote bag, that will do the trick as well.  My hip and back aren't happy when I sit too long, so I have a small travel pillow I bring along with me. 
But the first thing to go in my basket was this "Pouchee" - one of the best purchases I've ever made.  (I've seen patterns to make your own, too.) I put my cell phone in one of the large pockets on this side...

 while the other side has slots for business cards, ID, etc.

Inside I put items I like to have on hand just in case - ink pens, tissue, lip balm, gum, hand sanitizer, toothbrush & paste, etc.  There are a few dividers inside the Pouchee that help keep everything organized. (When I'm not using it for a conference, I keep it in my car.)

My glass case even fits in there!  This case works great for me because I can keep my glasses on one side and my contacts and other supplies on the other.  I believe this case is made by Avon.  I know I found it a couple years ago on ebay.

I used to take notes while at a conference only to misplace them when I got home.  Sound familiar?  Now I have what I call my "Conference Notebook".  This one has a sturdy cardboard cover and is almost an inch thick.  I've been using it several years already, so now when I want to go back and look at something I know exactly where to find it!

I begin by writing the name and the date of the conference at the top of the page and then abbreviate it on subsequent pages noting the speaker and other pertinent details.  Here you can see I've written my first and second choices for the breakout sessions so I don't waste time trying to make a decision once I'm there. 

A friend who was coming to the conference with me can no longer attend and would like to sell her ticket.  If you are interested in coming, please send a message through the "contact me" tab above.


Linking up with "Teach me Tuesday", "Domestically Divine Tuesdays", "What I Learned this Week", "Works for Me Wednesday"

One Response so far.

  1. Jenny says:

    I haven't been impressed with most purse/bag dividers, but these Pouchee ones you show might be worth a try. Thanks for posting.

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