How To Save Precious Time Every Day With An Organized Bag

June 07, 2018 4 min read

Debbie Rodrigues

The aim of this blog is to share useful information with you on our products and suppliers as well as subjects we feel passionate about. 

We see it as a two-way platform, since in our opinion, some of the most valuable information on how to use our products comes from customers themselves.

In the case of this first customer experience article, the fact that the author is also a productivity coach with a strong on-line following is an added bonus! Debbie started using a Traveler's Notebook several months ago then invested in an .Urukust Organizer and The Superior Labor notebook covers and bags.

You'll find tips in this article on how to use .Urukustand The Superior Labor accessories for organising your EDC.  

Thank you to Debbie Rodrigues for sharing with us! Check out her website for more information and her Instagram account for more pics of her kit. (All pictures courtesy of Debbie Rodrigues).


Time is a precious asset. 

Whether it’s time to get more things done or just to relax and enjoy life, the hours of our day are more valuable than money these days.

We all have the same 24 hours, but the difference between seizing the day or getting stuck trying is the way we spend these hours. The former creates room to live while the latter limits us to surviving, and in most cases, the “secret” to become more productive hides in our routine. 

The truth is that we don’t need drastic life changes to feel accomplished. In fact, my experience shows quite the opposite. For most of us, the problem is that we waste a huge amount time with simple tasks we take for granted on a regular basis, which often leads to feelings of inadequacy and frustration.

If we tweaked our habits, we’d be a lot more effective and efficient.

Every day carry

A good example of wasted time is our everyday carry, or EDC.

Have you ever thought about how much time you spend looking for things in your bag? I did! It all started when I frequently caught myself having to hunt for items each time I needed them. For example, whenever my phone rang, I would start to feel quite stressed because missing any phone calls could mean missing a potential new client or source of business.

My options were either to drop my bag on the floor, and drop to my knees (no matter where I was) to rummage through said bag for my phone, or not even bother trying to find it, opting instead to call the person back later.

I must admit I generally opted for the second rather than going through the hassle of the hunt.

To address this, I tried different set-ups but none of them seemed to work because they were either too complicated or too heavy, which didn’t fit my lifestyle.

As a Coach, I take my work where my clients are.

 Whether it’s in the comfort of my living room or while enjoying a delicious cup of coffee outside, I help high-achievers create space in their schedule to build the lifestyle of their dreams. To do this effectively, my EDC has to allow me enjoy the nomadic lifestyle without being cumbersome.

After brainstorming my possibilities, I concluded that I wanted items that were:

  • Light
  • Practical
  • Durable
  • Unique
  • Beautiful (why not?)

My wishlist included:

  • an organizer for business cards, notebooks, and my phone
  • a pouch for my glasses, umbrella and other small items
  • new covers for my planners that didn't take too much space

 Once I knew what I wanted, my quest for the ideal products began.

My picks

 In my search on the Internet, I discovered Nomado Store, and their selection of Japanese products caught my eyes at first.

With a wide assortment of minimalist products, I soon found out they had exactly what I was looking for.

With the .Urukust organizer there are no more endless phone searches.

urukust organizerurukust organizer

Made from flexible leather and with a removal divider, it also holds my most-used pens, passport-size Traveler’s Notebook, an A6 notebook, stencils, business cards, and receipts.

In The Superior Labor engineer pouch I have a small umbrella, sunglasses, make up, toiletry, hairbrush, and a reusable shopping bag.

the superior labor engineer pouch 

As the canvas softens, there’s room for even more if necessary. And it’s only their size #03!

I substituted the original covers of my Hobonichi Techo Original and Cousin with the leather notebook A6 and A5 covers from The Superior Labor, and now, I can carry both planners without changing bags.

The Superior Labor leather notebook covers with hobonichi plannersthe superior labor leather notebook covers with hobonichi planners

Other features these products have in common are:

  • Handmade
  • Price/quality
  • Made from leather
  • Portable
  • Minimalist

In addition, they’re products with a history. Perfect for those who value shopping with intention.


 We each have the same 24hrs in a day. How you manage your time is what makes the difference between being in control and feeling overwhelmed.

You can make a significant improvement in your efficiency by performing simple and ordinary tasks effectively. Your everyday carry is an excellent starting point.

 Keep it simple and organized with conscious products made to last, and you’ll not only save time but enjoy it too.

Check out Debbie's website here!