One thing no one told me about mothehood was the number of bags you are going to have. Diaper bag? Sure. You have that shit planned out for months before baby. Spreadsheets of crap to fill it even. When I went back to work, I was prepared for the emotional juggling but not the physical juggling needed to complete my day. Purse, diaper bag, pump, gym bag, bottle bag and lunch. Oy! Dropping off an infant in a carrier just added to the madness (no one remind me of the fact we have to do this WITH a toddler now…maybe I can get him a backpack for carrying my things…). New problems arose that I had no idea would be there. Almost 3 years in and I still am seen walking to my office with at least 2 bags a day. Sadly, it has nothing to do with being a mom anymore, I am just bag centric now.
Now balancing all these bags, you run into a problem or 2. Say you are going to the car after daycare pick up. Toddler on hip, purse on one arm, bag full of pee clothes and you need your keys…in your purse. Yeah. Not fun. You keychain contains who knows how many keys, discount cards and key fobs. It sure isn’t going to fit in your tiny pockets. Heaven forbid you are wearing a skirt with NO pockets. You are pretty much screwed.
But are you? I have recently added some things to my arsenal that have dwindled my janitor sized keychain and helped me stop looking like a hot mess.
Cashier: “Do you have our rewards card?”
You: “Um somewhere on here ::spin keys like a 1980’s roladex::”
Has this been you? Or better yet, your partner drops you off to run in for cereal and beer and you don’t have you keys AT ALL. BLAST! Fear not, my friends. Meet Key Ring. Scan in all those cards and never need those bits of plastic again! Just need your phone.
Key Ring also does promos and coupons through it’s app now, so you might even get an extra deal you didn’t even know existed. It is available for iOS, Android, Windows Phone and Blackberry and FREE!
Now your keys are less janitorial, let’s snaz that shiz up and help you keep track of them.
This product is pure genius. I actually won this on a Facebook contest but holy crap is it awesome. One of those things you never knew you needed but YOU DO.
First off, it just slides on your wrist. Running into daycare? Slip that puppy on. Going on a walk and don’t have any pockets? BOOM. Trying to carry ALL THE BAGS but need to get to the key to unlock your car. SHAZAM.
The extra benefit for me is that even when it is in my purse, it makes it a bigger target to grab. I can feel around and find the bad pretty easy.
Lisa makes these in all kinds of fabrics and it is really durable…I mean it has with-standed the inside of my purse. It deserves a medal or something.
So there. 2 ways to control some of the chaos in your life and look cute doing it. I know I am not solving world hunger here but if you have to spend a little less time digging for keys and save a little cash while doing it? So be it. You’re welcome.
Disclaimer: I wasn’t paid by Monkey Lisa or Key Ring App. I honestly just love them both. I won the Stretchky in a completely unrelated contest and fell in love with it on my own. Thanks Lisa!
Photo credit: http://mylifeasagrownup.wordpress.com/2012/05/04/i-am-a-bag-lady/ – which hits on my points above. Fist bumps, lady.