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Be prepared – tip #3 – Photograph

It sounds a bit crazy, but I wish I had taken a photo of my purse showing what it looked like, this would be useful if you needed to describe it to anyone (police or shopkeeper etc…).

You could also take a quick picture of items in the purse so that you have a copy – but please don’t take photos of your bank cards as these would show the numbers etc…. on them – just a general sense of what you have in the purse would help.

EXTRA TIP – If, like me, you have sentimental items in your purse – photograph them or take a scan/photocopy of them so that you have a copy should they be lost.

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Be prepared – tip #4 – Have a backup

One thing that would have helped me when it happened to me was to have had a backup purse ready.

I had no cards, no money and no purse – so it would have been really good to have had a backup card/cash in a purse in the house ready to use should that eventuality happen.

This would have helped in those couple of days when I was waiting for the new bank cards to come through.

I was lucky that I was at home for those days, but if I had needed food/petrol etc… this could have been an issue (or I would have had to borrow from a friend).

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Be prepared – tip #5 – split things up

I now carry two smaller purses in my handbag. One has my bank cards and the important stuff in, and the other has all my loyalty cards in.

Obviously if my whole handbag gets taken/is lost then this won’t help, but if I lose my purse then at least I only have to go through the hassles for what was in that one purse rather than everything.

Have 2 purses so that you have less chance of losing everything - quick organising tip

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EXTRA TIP – This wouldn’t help if a purse was stolen, and so I haven’t added to the main list of tips, but if it was lost, then you may get it back more easily if you had your phone number in it – why not have a card or bit of paper that says “If lost, please call……. Many Thanks” visible and you may just get it back…

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Be prepared.

What would you do if your purse was stolen? Here are tips to help prepare for the worst. Be prepared for a stolen purse - top tips.Life happens, and as such we do have to be prepared for things to go wrong.

Whether you leave your purse on a bus, get it stolen, or simply can’t find it any longer – these things could happen at any time, and it pays to be prepared just in case.

This means doing as much as you can BEFORE the worst happens so that it makes it easier for you if it does.

It’s too late after it’s gone….

So – how would you cope if your purse went missing tomorrow? are you ready?