Do you carry the weight of the world on your shoulders? Most of us women do. Now I’m not just talking stress, work, family, cleaning the house, etc. I’m talking about your purse!
On average, a woman’s purse weighs roughly 7-10 pounds! Which is INSANE!
Ever wondered why your back and shoulders hurt? This could be the reason! Most women carry their lives in their purse…From keys to cell phones, kid’s toys to dog treats, we’ve got it all!
So to help with this, literally, back breaking dilemma, I wanted to know where we should start with our purse slimming problem…Start here: Take a guess…
Which item in your purse holds the most weight?
The Answer: Your wallet!
We don’t need shoe box sized wallets ladies! Keep it simple and downsize! Trash extra credit cards, store gift cards, receipts and please…dump your change at night. Eight dollars in change does add up in weight!
Another purse slimming trick is what I call the, “Drop all but one.” As in, keep one lip stick, one chap stick, one hand sanitizer, one tide pen, one pack of gum, etc. By keeping double, triple or even quadruple of everything in your purse you’re adding unwanted pounds!
Do you have frequent back pain?
Here’s a random fact ladies: Our breasts weight an average of 5 pounds! Then add on another 7 pounds for your purse, and daily you’re hauling around an extra 12 pounds! No wonder the back pain!
Try to keep your handbag weight to a minimum. Sticking to 3-5 pounds will greatly reduce back and shoulder overload! Yes, it is annoying to clean out your purse on a weekly basis, but keeping it trimmed, will not only reduce the stress of being disorganized, but it will also dramatically reduce any weight thrown onto your shoulders.
So ladies…Do yourselves a favor…Keep it simple and lighten the load!
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