Admittedly, some of us ladies love throwing in their bags everything they think they can't live without, even the things they don't know what to do with at the moment. But I don't think it's a good habit.
Personally, I just have my mobile, my wallet, a bag of paper tissue and my keys in the bag. Carrying too many things around simply is unnecessary.
I had a huge clean out of my handbag yesterday, so now there is only my wallet, phone, keys, a nappy and a packet of baby wipes. Most of what I got rid of were old receipts that I had just thrown in there for the sake of somewhere to put it after being handed it at the shops.
My daughter says my hand bag is like the one of Nanny Mcphee! I have everything from medicines to makeup. I do not carry a big bag. Never bigger than which is known as a 'bowling bag'. But I somehow manage to fit in all the essential stuff that I need and also what I think I ' ll need.