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Women's Safety Tips - Purse Size Matters in Personal Safety For Women

Kelly Rudolph

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Hand bags are such a fashion statement and we, as women, always have plenty to fill even the largest of bags. But as we carry our fashion statements and line up for sales on the bag we fell in love with, we need to be conscious of the statement we are making to those more interested in snatching them than admiring them.

Why is a larger bag a better purse-snatching target? Obviously, there are thought to be more valuable items in a roomier bag.

After all, we can carry our:

  • iPod
  • Cell phone
  • Portable DVD player
  • Portable GPS
  • Small laptop
  • Cash
  • Credit Cards
  • Checkbooks
  • and many other things a smaller bag will not allow

Benefits of Small Purses

  • You always know what you have because you have to clean it out often
  • No need replace expensive make up that went missing in a larger bag
  • No lost receipts
  • Too small to take many credit cards, lessening the loss and hassle if stolen
  • Too small to take checkbooks, which are oh, so easy for thieves to use immediately
  • Absence of shoulder and back/neck pain often accompanying a larger bag
  • Fewer chiropractic visits
  • Easy to set in lap at restaurant or hang onto in a club
  • Streamlines the look
  • Projects simplicity and low-maintenance to men
  • Ease of finding ringing cell phone in time to answer
  • Ease of finding car keys
  • and an excellent purse-snatcher repellent

If attacked by a purse snatcher, thief or mugger, the best thing to do is give up your material possessions. Nothing you own is worth risking your life for. However, if you are still paying on the $1,200 for the bag the creep wants, it may be challenging to give it up, which could cost you your life.

So keep in mind that when it comes to purses and personal safety, size does matter to thieves and women.

Bonus Safety Tip: Confident body language is a major deterrent to the majority of attackers. And now I would like to offer you free access to printed and audio versions of the “Seven Deadly Personal Safety Mistakes" when you subscribe to my free weekly Safety Quick Tips; a 52 week newsletter on Personal Safety. You can get your instant access at


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