Most women carry a handbag and most women would be lost without it. I carry a lot of stuff in mine, in fact I dread to think what is lurking at the bottom. I have never really thought about what I would lose if I lost it. Moneysupermarket challenged me to show them what was in my handbag and work out what it was worth. I decided to have a go, it would enable me to check if the contents were covered if I ever lost it.
This is my handbag:
When I say this is my handbag, it is the one I am using at the moment. I have a few different handbags. This one is great as it has lots of different pockets and zips to put things in so I use it for everyday use. It is also quite large so I can put lots in it, handy if I am at the shop and have forgotten my bag for life. I got it from Marks and Spencers and it cost £30, which is reasonable for a bag.
Inside I have my diary, a notebook and my phone.
Strangely I do not have a pen. It seems a bit pointless carrying a diary and a notebook with no pen! The diary is personalised and cost £8. The notepad was probably about £3. The phone would still cost around £200 to replace even though it is an older model.
Next my purse and as a bonus I found a load of coins lurking at the bottom of my bag.
I didn’t have much money in there when I looked, around £10 but it would be a nightmare to replace all my loyalty cards and bank cards. The purse is from Kipling and it was about £25 when I got it. Next my house keys.
Easy enough to replace if you have them, but if you lost them how much would it cost to get the lock on your house changed? I have no idea why I have three key rings and one key. I also have a selection of cables.
A car charger for my phone, a usb charger for my phone and the cable for my camera. My camera is also in my bag but I am using it to take the photos. Including the camera it would be about £250 to replace.
I also have a selection of USB memory sticks
A selection of girly items can also be found lurking in my bag.
Finally I have a selection of receipts, tissues and other rubbish.
These have now gone. Adding up the total of items and the cost of my handbag it comes to £631. This would be a lot to lose so I am in the process of streamlining what I carry now. I would love to know what you carry in your handbag.
Disclosure: This is my entry into MoneySupermarket.com What’s In Your Handbag competition.