Minimalist Wallet Series: Megyn from Minimalist Mommi

What’s in Megyn’s Bag

This is my purse or more warmly referred to as Ye Olde Bag. The hidden figure? Reason 1 of 2 why I require an arsenal of items and a huge bag.

Purse Contents

  • Clutch (my mini purse when I get to go out by myself)
  • Water bottle
  • Sunglasses & case
  • Tissues
  • Baby wipes
  • Business cards (used mainly for those “Win a free lunch” bowls)
  • Lip balm
  • Lip gloss
  • Phone
  • Keys (our house, my parents’ house, client’s house, two cars, & those reward program tags)

Clutch contents

  • Bag of essentials
  • Wallet (driver’s license, 3 health insurance cards, student ID, Costco card, 2 library cards, debit card, zoo membership, organ donor card, and a condom {just in case})
  • $2.86 in coins
  • $110 in bills

Bag of Essentials

  • Burt’s Bees calm balm
  • Epi-Pen
  • Lighter
  • Checks
  • Gift cards (2 debit-type, children’s museum, movie theater)
  • Tickets for the railroad park
  • Band-Aid
  • Benadryl
  • Mirror
  • Alcohol/hand wipes

I know, for a “minimalist” this is a lot of stuff to carry all the time. However, this is where the “mom” part comes in. The other part you’re seeing? Former Girl Scout. I like to consider my purse as my bag of preparedness. I have found that the items I carry may not be used frequently, but are extremely necessary and handy at times. Scrapes at the parks. Unknown allergies. Sticky foods. Unexpected childless expeditions. I find being prepared saves me money in the long run since I don’t have to just run out for these items when needed. Finally, I keep a couple things in my bag of essentials for catastrophic events, like the mirror and lighter. In the very off chance we find ourselves in a situation where we are stranded, these two items are must haves. I’ve even found them helpful in other circumstances too, like when a friend needed to check her teeth after dinner or a candle needed a little spark. Anyhow, I hope you enjoyed the tour of my bag within a bag within a bag.

A little about Megyn:

I’m a vivacious, young mommi with an inherent need for minimalism. I share recipes, de-cluttering tips, and self-imposed challenges. But mainly? Minimalist Mommi ( is a blog full of my random ramblings about nothing important and everything important. I hope to see you there!


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I'm a 20-something year old girl who lived out of a single suitcase in 2007, and now I'm living with less, but only with the best. You don't have to get rid of everything to become a minimalist! Minimalism can help simplify and organize your life, career, & physical surroundings. You can read more about me as a minimalist. Or come and visit my other blog Fabulously Broke in the City where I got out of $60,000 of debt in 18 months, earning $65,000 gross/year.