Saturday, March 17, 2012

Saturday Snapshot - What the Heck is This? and the answer is....

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This week I need your help  -- I subscribe to REAL SIMPLE magazine, which I love.  Lot's of great ideas about making your life easier, staying organized, recipes, health and beauty, etc.  Well, I recently renewed my subscription, and as a "thank you", I got a strange gift in the mail.

We had no clue, so I brought it to work and showed the item to (16) people, and no one has a clue what it is.  We've had some guesses, like coupon organizers, gadget holder, etc, but none of these seem right.  I have an email in to the company, but no response yet -- maybe it isn't something "real simple" after all.  Here are (3) photos:

 (It's about 24" long NO fasteners on the ends)
(one loopy tab on upper left top - 4 slash pockets and one pouch)
- pouch has velcro closure, but item itself does not seem to close
 - there is no loopy tab on top right to match left loop
- and, it doesn't close either !

I ask you -- my brilliant blogging buddies - what the heck is this????

I loved all the responses to my little mystery item, and as I suspected, several of you guessed correctly -- it's a purse organizer for those of us that like to change their handbags frequently. Place your gadgets, checkbook, lipstick or other essentials that you always carry with you, and make purse transfers a bit easier.  I had to laugh at a few who guessed utility belt (no 22" waist here, don't know about you), catnip holder, and several others that made me chuckle.

Congrats to" Eugenia, Irene, Colleen, Ti, Book Quoter, and a few more who were on the right track as well. Thanks for playing along.

69 comments:

  1. How curious! I'm dying to find out what it is.

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    1. Trish -- It is a purse organizer - got an answer from Real Simple! Thanks for playing along!

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  2. Yikes! I'm clueless (again) Does it have anywhre to keep dice and cards? Lol. Honestly, Diane, I can't even think of anything to do with that. I hope the company gives you an answer. Did you try googling the manufactuer's product line?

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    1. Kaye, you could keep dice in the pouch and cards in the slotted compartments (although those 4 slots are not all the same size). I spent Friday doing a lot of "googling" and came up empty!

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  3. That is the oddest thing, I've no idea what it could be.
    Thanks for dropping by and visiting me!

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    1. It is a purse organizer - got an answer from Real Simple! Thanks for playing along!

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  4. Maybe the loop and the velcro pocket go over a belt and it goes around your waist. I'm not sure why. Your comment on my photo this week, I've never heard of a child falling from an adult's shoulders. Is this something you saw commonly. All of my kids rode on shoulders and I thought we had all the common injuries. We certainly had our share from trampolines! Here's Mine

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    1. Only for someone with a 22" waist...LOL--It is a purse organizer - got an answer from Real Simple! Thanks for playing along!

      In response to my reaction to your photo -- Yes, we had a couple children who were very young and made jerky movements and fell onto the pavement....yikes.

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  5. Looks like a travel stash for money, credit cards, jewelry, etc with a loop for attaching inside a pack ... what a mystery!

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    1. Good guess Susan -- It is a purse organizer - got an answer from Real Simple! Thanks for playing along!

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  6. Clueless in California...lol

    I can't wait to find out what it is! Thanks for sharing this mystery...and thanks for visiting my blog.

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    1. It is a purse organizer - got an answer from Real Simple! Thanks for playing along!

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  7. How funny. I have absolutely no idea. Be sure to let us know when you find out.

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    1. Kathy...It is a purse organizer - got an answer from Real Simple! Thanks for playing along!

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  8. That's a riot! "Real simple" isn't so simple!

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    1. Jill, yes -- not so "real simple". It is a purse organizer - got an answer from Real Simple! Thanks for playing along!

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  9. Apparently it's a purse organizer - http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2153207 Never heard of such a thing! Umm, what's my prize? :-)

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    1. Congrats smartie! It is a purse organizer! Thanks for researching this. I did get a response from the magazine and Purse organizer is correct! Thanks for joining in.

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    1. Jill, couldn't agree more. It is a purse organizer -according to Real Simple! Thanks for playing along!

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  11. Is it for storing jewelry when you travel? Talk about Extremely Complicated!

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    1. Good guess - -It is a purse organizer - got an answer from Real Simple! Thanks for playing along!

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  12. If it latched around, I'd definitely guess utility belt... As it is, maybe a sort of drawer organizer? Fill the pouches with little loose things, and then prop it along the side of the drawer?

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    1. It is a purse organizer - got an answer from Real Simple! Thanks for playing along!

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  13. You think it could just be a "simple" wallet? I'm stumped for sure. I can see the thoughts of coupons or maybe business cards, but the varied sizes is interesting. OK, you definitely have to let us know what you find out - if you ever do find out. What will you use it for if you never get an answer? LOL

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    1. It is a purse organizer - got an answer from Real Simple! Thanks for playing along!

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  14. Strange. Maybe it's missing the top half. It looks like the bottom of my gardening apron. Or perhaps it's for putting something (who knows what) in the pouches and rolling it up (and who know why).

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    1. It is a purse organizer - got an answer from Real Simple! Thanks for playing along!

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  15. I have no idea. Maybe it's a purse insert, to keep things organized.

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    1. Irene --- Congrats smartie! It is a purse organizer!

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  16. Could it be a gadget to put on a walker to carry things around in? I can't imagine how it would attach to the walker but I've seen similar things used for that purpose. You know, you need both hands for the walker so how do you carry your "stuff?"

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    1. It is a purse organizer - got an answer from Real Simple! Thanks for playing along!

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  17. It is some kind of storage device but beyond that I am clueless!

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    1. Sam, It is a purse organizer - got an answer from Real Simple! Thanks for playing along!

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  18. I think it might be a purse organizer - you put it in your purse and it runs around the perimeter to keep all the little things that you want to move from purse to purse.

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  19. Bizarre. I have no idea what it is. Please tell us when (if) you find out!

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    1. Hey Lisa, It is a purse organizer - got an answer from Real Simple! Thanks for playing along!

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    1. Never thought of catnip holder -- cool idea...LOL It is a purse organizer - got an answer from Real Simple! Thanks for playing along!

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  21. It is a purse caddy! It is for people that change purses regularly. You put your essentials in it once, and then move it from purse to purse. It "lines" your purse.

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  22. Sorry. I'm not brilliant on the weekends, but I certainly would love to know what it is, too!

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    1. Cathy -- It is a purse organizer -according to Real Simple! Thanks for playing along!

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  23. I would use it as my mail and bill sorter Diane and use the one with cover for anything precious that I may not want it to fall out of the fall! :)

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    1. Jo...It is a purse organizer -according to Real Simple! Thanks for playing along!

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  24. I like Brian's idea! But yes, it has to be some kind of holder but for what? Intriguing mystery for sure!

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    1. My cats wish it were a catnip hold...LOL

      It is a purse organizer -according to Real Simple! Thanks for playing along!

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  25. I have no idea what to do with that. Over here it would probably end up on a shelf and then be given to a flea market or something so someone else could figure out what it's for.

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    1. It is a purse organizer -according to Real Simple! Thanks for playing along!

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  26. I was thinking some kind of toiletry organizer that would go in your suitcase. Definitely an odd one though if it is. :)

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    1. Not a bad guess - It is a purse organizer -according to Real Simple! Thanks for playing along!

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  27. I could have sworn I commented on this earlier today! Oh well, I wanted to say I like Brian's idea. But seriously I hope you'll let us know when you find out. It must be to hold something - teeny books, notecards, envelopes, stamps, - but what, that is the question!

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    1. Good Guess -- It is a purse organizer -according to Real Simple! Thanks for playing along!

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  28. I think if you fold it in two and put it inside your purse, you can use it as a purse organizer and you can use the pockets/pouches for your things. The loop maybe for keys? Anyway, other than the lop, it looks similar to one I have. The idea is that you can easily transfer it from purse to purse.

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    1. Congrats smartie! It is a purse organizer!

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    2. I never did know that I was right until I pulled mine from an old purse I was thinking of using after a long time... had to hurry down and check out your blog, haha!!

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  29. I really have no idea, but agree that it could be some kind of 'easy' travel pouch for jewellry, maybe even a travelling sewing kit?
    Great idea for a snapshot post :-)

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    1. Close -- It is a purse organizer -according to Real Simple! Thanks for playing along!

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  30. I like Brian's guess. :-). I really haven't a clue what it could be. Let us know if you find out.

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    1. I loved all the responses to my little mystery item, and as I suspected, several of you guessed correctly -- it's a purse organizer for those of us that like to change their handbags frequently. Place your gadgets, checkbook, lipstick or other essentials that you always carry with you, and make purse transfers a bit easier. I had to laugh at a few who guessed utility belt (no 22" waist here, don't know about you), catnip holder, and several others that made me chuckle.

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  31. Me, being a real coupon-hound, this was my first thought as to the use of this thing -- then I saw the suggestion in your comments.
    I think this is what it is, a real NON-simple coupon-holder.
    Or a blood-pressure cuff?
    Or some kind of waist-girdle for..... real skinny people?
    These are my guesses...

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    1. You cracked me up. I does look like a blood pressure cuff...no velcro though to hold ot closed.

      It is a purse organizer -according to Real Simple! Thanks for playing along!

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  32. So glad you got an answer! Things like that drive me nuts! It reminded me of a (tiny) utility belt as well. :)
    I understand that it's a purse pouch but why is there a loop on the top? I hope it's very handy!

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  33. I can see you've already found your answer. That's great. My guess would have been wallet, which is close to a purse organizer. ;)

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  34. I would have said "lady utility belt." I do like that magazine … it has tons of great ideas that I faithfully clip out, file in a book and never look at again!

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  35. Oh my gosh this is so funny. I was trying to imagine how it would look being hung by the single loop and my head kept tilting to the side...weird.

    So glad you found out what it is.

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  36. I was going to guess a big wallet!! LOL!

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  37. Hahahaha... I just knew I wanted one before I even guessed what it was!! All those delicious pockets!!! lol. I have a Miche organizer I keep in my purse for quick swaps... LOVE IT!! I wouldn't think I'm a change-a-lot kinda gal, but I sure love lotsa pockets!!!

    Thx for hopping by my Saturday!!!! -Burgandy Ice

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