2 weeks ago
Tote Bag Organization for Moms
I get asked for a diaper bag recommendation often enough. And I had a good one, but ultimately, it was a pain. Everything was layered or in a tiny, impossible-to-find compartment. Moms: you do not need a diaper bag, so don’t fall for it. The thought of a tote probably seems a little disorganized, but I’m telling you – it’s so much easier. You could buy a large tote, backpack, or purse with compartments – any large bag will do. I love using a large tote with pouches to keep things organized. Easily access diapers, outfits, sunscreen, and snacks. Consider this the ultimate guide to tote bag organization.
Tote Bag Organization for Moms
After almost 4 years of motherhood, I’ve learned that a large tote is the best possible “mom bag.” My girls will be 2 and 4 soon, so there are things like bottles, a changing mat, and other 1st year essentials that I no longer need. But if I did need them, I’d just throw them in my tote bag. I had one of those handbag organizer inserts for a while, but ultimately found it annoying.
We haven’t gotten out much the last year or two, but when we did, I had some really cute seersucker organizational pouches I used to organize the girls’ things. These “purse pouches” were the start of my system. A few weeks ago, I found myself at the Container store and came across these life-changing, transparent pouches. They’re easy to wipe clean and color-coded. So I bought them and created the most perfect, easy-to-use, organized tote bag system.
I bought these in the letter and legal sizes. They’d be great for a beach bag, travel, or even car organization, too. I filled one with small toys that I keep in this car organizer in the backseat. It’s the best insert for a bag that I’ve found to date.
Collapsible snack cups
These are ideal for toddlers and little kids since they have a handle and prevent snacks from spilling all over the car or stroller. And they’re collapsible, so they’re easy to store when not in use.
No Spill Cups
We’re new to these no-spill cups but really like them since they never leak. I just got these water bottles for the girls for summer and definitely recommend them when it’s hot. If you want something smaller and lighter, the munchkin cups are a nice option.
Our exact placemats are no longer available since I purchased them years ago, but these look almost identical. They are adhesive and ideal for messy toddlers when dining out. Just stick to the table, and toss when you’re done.
My older daughter barely touched pacifiers but my younger daughter loves them. I always keep an extra in this pacifier holder.
We always (always!) carry sunscreen, and have been using Tubby Todd since my oldest was a baby.
Mini First Aid Kit
This mini first aid kit is perfect for a purse or tote. I have this one in the car, too.
Vegan Woven Tote
I’ve gotten a lot of questions about this tote. I have the large size in ecru, which seems to have sold out everywhere. I haven’t tried the medium but will tell you the large is perfect. It fits over my shoulder, but I often just throw it in the stroller since that’s easier than carrying it around. Any shoulder bag is
Best Purses or Totes for Organization
Here’s a video showing you how I organize everything in my tote
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