Five Minute Challenge: Your Purse

Congratulations to Bridgetm… for winning last week’s giveaway. Thanks to everyone who entered!


Are you ready for today’s five minute challenge? Here we go!  This weekend I was hunting down something in my purse and when a friend of mine noticed what a disaster my poor purse is, she suggested maybe I consider cleaning it out. (You think?) So, here’s tonight’s challenge: 

Set the timer for just five minutes, and dump out ALL the contents of your purse to figure out what you need and don’t need. Throw away any crusty crumblies, send any socks (SOCKS???) to the washing machine, and get rid of anything you don’t need. (Seriously you all, if I didn’t know any better I’d think my purse might just be my children’s personal duffle bag. . . . anyone else feel that way?)


When you comment on any of this week’s five minute challenge posts, you’ll be entered to win a $10 Amazon Gift Card. (I’ll pick one lucky winner each Friday night.)  So, hurry and get to work for just five minutes, then come back here and let me know how it went!


Do you know an unique cleaning tips? I’d love to hear them! Leave a comment to share those too . . . I’m always looking for new ideas. See previous five minute challenges.


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  1. This is great! I just found something I thought I lost a couple of weeks ago in one of the pockets. Thanks for the oppertunity to win a giftcard.

  2. So needed this, thanks for the reminder!

  3. Heather says:

    ha I solved that problem. I got rid of my purse! All it was holding was one wallet and all the kids junk they kept throwing in it!

  4. Julie Masters says:

    you werent the only one with socks in thier purse….lol

  5. Jennifer S. says:

    Mine had dirty socks too! Threw in a pair last week when I wore slip on shoes but was taking the kids to McDonald’s for lunch. Had the socks in case I needed to climb up in the playground (which I did) after one of them.

  6. Done – 🙂

  7. Done!

  8. Felicia F says:

    I do this every Friday! Though I did go ahead and look in it tonight and pull out some receipts from today’s shopping trips and file them!

  9. bridget says:

    i actually have a really small purse to prevent this but i went ahead with the diaper bag. Now that had yucky stuff!

  10. Just did this last night because my lotion bottle opened up….ugh

  11. I love these five minute chalk ages. Thank you

  12. So many wrappers!

  13. Did this tonight and found lots of old receipts and candy wrappers! Thx for making me do this!

  14. Done and I definitely need a smaller purse!

  15. Danielle says:

    I actually vacuumed the inside of my purse too!

  16. 5 minute challenge:
    Wipe the fingerprints off the lightswitches! =)

  17. Done. Mine is clean, and there were no surprises. If only life in general were that easy 🙂

  18. Crystal says:

    That felt good — receipts and coupons were my clutter of choice 😉 But it’s clean now!

  19. Jennifer says:

    So much lighter 🙂

  20. Heather says:

    Cleaned mine out and even cleaned out my coupon organizer and threw out expired ones!

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