I find it easier to have a different bag for each purpose so I’m not constantly loading and unloading one purse. And I like bags so any excuse for a new one is fine by me. The problem, of course, was that they were accumulating on the floor, a big clutter no no. There is a bit of a dead space behind my office door where the chimney passes up to the roof. Add some 3M Command hooks and voilà!
We have, from top left to bottom right: purse for leaving house without kids (thin and light), purse for leaving house with kids (enormous and heavy), my ballet bag, my daughter’s ballet bag.