If you don’t use purses, you could look at a briefcase, gym bag, tote or similar object you use daily ... or, do the alternate activity.
As a severely fashion-challenged individual, I usually have one purse that I use until it wears out or is damaged or I’ve used for 18 months straight. However, if you rotate to different purses on a daily or seasonal basis, pull out what you have.
Check the condition of your bags. Are there any that you don’t use because of damage? If it is an expensive piece, would you pay to get it fixed? If it is inexpensive and damaged or worn-looking, you may just have to toss it. If you can’t use a purse because of the condition it is in, then holding onto it doesn’t serve you.
Are there purses in dated styles? Do you really want to hold onto this item, allowing it to take up space in your home, because you mind use it in fifteen years?
You decide whether you are keeping two purses or twenty, it all depends on how you use them.
Also, do you have your purses stored in a way that allows them to use them in the way you envision? If you want to change to a new purse daily, are they stored in an accessible way that allows you to switch purses with minimal fuss?
Only if this doesn’t apply to you: Toss three things from a junk drawer.
Susan Caplan McCarthy
I'm Susan, a writer and teacher developing a second career as a Decluttering Coach.