How to Start Carrying a Lighter Bag Every Day

 

Carrying a lighter bag is one of the unspoken problems of women. It may sound easy but believe me when I say that it is not. Carrying a nice bag and fitting all your stuff in it without looking too bulky is a real struggle.

 

Is there anything that we can do to avoid this problem? Is there a way to save our shoulders and backs from heavy bags that we carry every day?

 

Lucky for you, we have the answer to your questions.

 

Switch to a smaller bag

 

Start by switching to a smaller bag

 

The less space your bag has, the fewer items. Once you’ve switched into a smaller bag you will realize how much junk your bag has.

 

Some of your “necessities” are not even useful in your everyday life. 

 

Pare down your Kikay kit!

 
Pare down your kikay kit!

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Makeup artist and author Bobbi Brown once shared in a feature on Real Simple that “Your on-the-go kit should contain just the key items you need for touch-ups.” 

 

Don’t pack you whole Kikay kit and shove it in your bag. That’s a big no! Remember, you’re going to your office and not in a pageant.

 

Leave some of your daily essentials in your office drawer

 

Leave some of your daily essentials in your office drawer

 

What’s the use of your office drawers if you won’t use it? Since our office is our second home, we might as well leave some of our daily essentials there.

 

Clean your wallet

 
Clean your wallet

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I am guilty of being a receipt hoarder. I mean, receipts are very important especially if you want to track your spending habits. But sometimes, we need to clean our wallet and remove all the unnecessary items.

 

Also, lessen your cards. It only adds up to the weight of your wallet.

 

Opt for bags with wider straps

 

Opt for bags with wider straps

 

“The wider the strap, the better [it is for your body],” says Dr. Robert A. Hayden, a chiropractor and founder of The Iris City Chiropractic Center in Atlanta, in a health report on the Huffington Post.

 

Wider straps properly distribute the weight of your purse to your shoulder, making the bag feel comfy to carry around overall.

 

Switch things up

 
Switch things up

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To prevent and lessen body aches, don’t forget to carry your purse on your non-dominant shoulder from time to time! 

 

Carry two bags

 
Carry two bags

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If you really have to bring a lot of stuff, Dr. Sabrina Strickland, an orthopedic surgeon at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, suggests to evenly distribute your necessities into two separate bags—carrying one on each shoulder—instead of loading all of them on one side, which tend to cause back, neck, shoulder and muscle pains.

 

Others may consider this as a simple problem but carrying a lighter bag can actually affect us physically and mentally. Carry lighter bags now and save yourselves from body aches.

Samantha Baluyot

Sam joined Remit this 2018. She is a Journalism graduate who loves to see the world in different point of views. Her goal in writing is to inspire her readers to have a better perspective and to live a meaningful life. She may look aloof but she’s a very friendly and a happy-go-lucky person.

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