It's a new year, and for many that means new experiences, new challenges and new resolutions.  Whether you plan to focus on work, friends, traveling more or allowing yourself more time to just chill, one thing is certain - staying organized makes things easier for the journey ahead.  

One of my biggest pet peeves is digging through a bag and not being able to find something, especially when I’m in a hurry - it’s stressful, it’s frustrating and it’s definitely annoying to say the least. 

I know for me, it’s much easier when everything has its own place and I’m able to find the things I need in a hurry to avoid last minute hassles.  I’m definitely more productive and happier when I’m not frantically digging to the bottom of a black hole that is my purse when someone asks me to borrow a pen.

The key to an organized bag is multiple smaller bags {enter zip pouches}. I love to keep all the smaller things in life together in a single pouch to keep everything from getting tossed around at the bottom of my bag {Yay!}, or I'll use them as a clutch when I don’t want to carry a full size handbag.


Here are a few fun and functional zip pouches for carrying and organizing daily essentials and travel gear:   


small zip wallet, grey waxed canvas

Keep your cash and cards close for your next spontaneous adventure.The Zip Wallet is one of my favorites for carrying just the right amount of stuff. {limited edition}

UPDATE: There's a new version here.


waxed canvas dopp kit in plum, makeup bag

The Travel Kit keeps toiletries organized on the countertop or together for the next weekend getaway.  Includes two interior slip pockets and one large exterior zip pocket to help keep the smaller stuff in place.  Deep bottom allows the bag to stand on it's own so you can easily find your items inside. 


waxed canvas zip pouch in royal blue

Keep cables and cords organized and accessible in the Accessory Pouch- great for placing inside your workbag.  It features two interior slip pockets for additional organization {love that}.  It's also great for toiletries, first aid necessities, office supplies, or carry it alone as an everyday clutch {limited edition}.

UPDATE: There's a new version here with an adjustable strap.


waxed canvas iPad case in grey

The Organizer Clutch is a simple and versatile bag for organizing essentials.  Can be carried alone as a clutch or stashed in a larger bag.  It's perfectly sized to carry an iPad, small notebooks and everyday accessories.  Features internal padding to protect your gear inside with two interior slip pockets and one exterior zip pocket for even more organization.


flat lay style, tote and dopp kit
packing a tote with zip pouches for organizing

These pouches definitely come in handy when organizing items in a large tote or weekender bag.  It's a quick and simple way to find what you need and prevents endless rummaging {yes, please!}.