Kathi Nudi, 58, audit assistant

"I don't really have a system. This works for me," she says, carrying a medium purse for her wallet, hand sanitizer and glasses. The tote is for lunch, umbrella, makeup bag and a sweater or jacket.<br><br>

What's right: Two bags make carrying more manageable, and she can leave the tote at work or home when running quick errands.<br><br>

What's wrong: Nothing, as long as she cleans out her bags often to eliminate what she doesn't need.

( Beth Rooney, Chicago Tribune / September 7, 2012 )

"I don't really have a system. This works for me," she says, carrying a medium purse for her wallet, hand sanitizer and glasses. The tote is for lunch, umbrella, makeup bag and a sweater or jacket.

What's right: Two bags make carrying more manageable, and she can leave the tote at work or home when running quick errands.

What's wrong: Nothing, as long as she cleans out her bags often to eliminate what she doesn't need.

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