Do you have a full wallet? Let’s clean it out. Since it’s something we carry and use so frequently, let’s get rid of the clutter and make it easy to look through.
(And on a related topic, is your handbag too prepared?)
Here are a few things that threaten to clutter up my wallet:
1. Store and Membership Cards
These things drive me a little crazy. It seems like every store I go to wants me to carry a card. Most of the time I decline, especially for stores I rarely frequent. The couple that I use often go in my wallet, but the rest are in a folder with sheets designed to hold business cards. It’s also helpful for holding gift cards until we decide what we want to buy.
Another idea for all of the cards would be to wrap a rubber band around them and keep them in the car.
Are you holding on to receipts? Every week when I balance my checking account, I toss the ones from restaurants, gas, and grocery stores. I do keep receipts for things I might want to return to the store, but they don’t need to be in my wallet. Receipts for expensive items get scanned and saved on my computer.
3. Too Much Cash
Just kidding. But wouldn’t that be awesome?