The crucial first step of this process is to remove everything in your current bag. Go ahead girl this is the fun part, just dump it all out!
Once everything is out in the open it is time to go through this pile and separate the important items from the garbage, like the crumpled gum wrappers, old receipts, empty lip balm tubes, and broken bobby pins. Yep, all that junk!
If you are keeping the same handbag instead of switching into a new one, now is a good idea to clean it out. Literally. A great way to do this is to wipe down the inside with a cleaning wipe and dump/vacuum out all the crumbs.
A key tip in keeping things organized long after your purge would be to invest in some pouches to help compartmentalize. I like to have four or five pouches (either different colors, ones you can personalize and label, OR pouches that are see-through) with the below groupings:
CATCH ALL OR ESSENTIALS
BEAUTY AND HYGIENE
FIRST AID KIT