If you're wondering how to organize work tote bags, then I'm guessing you're frustrated with the current state of your briefcase or work bag.
Is it so full that you can't find anything without making a huge mess?
Is your work bag so heavy that your shoulder needs physical therapy after carrying it?
Is it a black hole that even light can't escape?
Not to worry, we're going to remedy this situation so you can find your stuff, give your shoulder a break and impress the people you work with.
Below you'll find step-by-step instructions on how to organize a briefcase as well as some great organizing products that will help you maintain order. Happy reading!
This is my empty work tote bag!
Now that you have gotten rid of all the unnecessary things, the focus is on what's left. The next step to organize your briefcase is to divide up what remains into categories - like goes with like.
As you can see in the photo above, the items in my work bag are categorized. Starting from the right, there is the labeler with its accessories in a clear bag behind it, my collection of post-its in a clear bag, my tape measure, assorted office supplies in a cloth zipper bag, my business cards in a clear bag, a clipboard for taking notes and underneath is a binder where I keep client information organized in sheet protectors.
This is what my work bag looks like when everything is in it. As you can see, I utilize the bag's built-in pockets as well as the tips outlined on this page. Thus, I can see everything and get to everything. Lovely!
First, make sure you are using an appropriate bag or case for carrying your work items around. Consider things like...
If you think it's time to purchase a new bag, here are some awesome work tote bags with fantastic reviews to check out!
To keep your work papers organized on the go, use a binder.
Store small items in clear bags like office supplies, electronic accessories and beauty items. This way you can easily identify the contents of each bag, and this also prevents these small things from falling into the "black hole" of the briefcase.
You can save money by simply using small Ziploc bags (that you probably already have) or check out these options.
If you use your work bag also as your purse, then organize all those "purse" things with a purse organizer or handbag organizer. A handy product like this will keep your keys, phone, wallet, etc. within reach. Check out these purse organizers!
Here are even more useful items that will help you organize your work tote bags. Enjoy!
Business Card Cases
You should always have some of your own business cards with you, so why not keep them in a snazzy case? Check these out!
If your bag doesn't have a padded pocket for your laptop or tablet, protect your electronic device with a laptop sleeve. Here are some great ones.
Home Office Organization
Home Office In A Closet
MY Home Office!
Briefcase or Work Bag
Cables & Cords
Office Storage Boxes
Bills & Action Items
Imp. Papers Storage Box
Paper (in General)
Paper (Pending Items)
General Tech Tips