Heaviest purse (with laptop): 13.3 pounds
Lightest single purse 2.9 pounds
How many claimed they had just cleaned out their purse: 9
How to lighten up
Get a purse job description: Is it a laptop bag? Then take out the laptop while shopping and so on. Is it a snack bag? Leave the snacks at your desk.
Go digital: Try an audio book or electronic book reader instead of a hardcover book, and an electronic planner instead of a bound paper calendar.
Shop wisely: Consider the weight of that empty purse before you buy it.
Miniaturize: Opt for a smaller water bottle and tiny hand sanitizer; downsize makeup containers.
Try a backpack: It distributes the weight best.
Opt for a cross-body strap: It's better for you than a shoulder strap.
Vary your carrying position: Don't always carry your purse on the same shoulder or in the same hand.
Put your purse on a diet: Buy a smaller one, and make yourself use it. A purse organizer helps you ruthlessly pare down to essentials. Check out Purseket, purseket.com or Divide and Conquer, etsy.com/ shop/divideandconquer.