Contents of My Wallet

Since I recently listed what I carry in my pockets and on my keychain, I thought that I should detail my wallet as well.

I love my wallet, and have been carrying it for over 3 years now. I received it as a gift, and thus am not sure where it came from. In fact, I don’t even know what it is. The closest match that I can find is a business card holder at Office Depot (which I can’t seem to find online). This thing is tiny. If you take a brand new wallet that is empty, mine is still smaller than that, even when it’s full.

So, here’s what I carry:

    Left Side

  • debit card
  • debit card
  • gift card (there’s something like $3.17 on here, I really should just go spend it so I’m not carrying it around)
  • some cash (folded in either 1/3′ or 1/4’s – more than about 4 bills and it gets to be more bulky than I prefer)

    Right Side

  • driver’s license
  • school ID

    Inside the slip-in portion (all of these items are paper)

  • prescription discount card
  • insurance membership card
  • credit union membership card
  • proof of insurance for motorcycle

I used to carry far more than this in my wallet. It used to be huge (I barely notice this on in my pocket); it was packed with photos, papers with notes and random information, business cards, and more. Once I realized that I never used all of the things that I carried “just in case,” it was easy to cut back to only the essentials. Not only is it now easier to find what I need, but my wallet fits easily into my front pocket (when I’m traveling) and is far more comfortable to sit on.

I’ve tried a number of different wallet styles: 3-fold, bi-fold, duct-tape wallet, paper wallet, rubber band, binder clip. None work as well for me as this one does.

What’s in your wallet?

2 thoughts on “Contents of My Wallet

  1. Rebecca Burgener says:

    I actually have two wallets. One is my “shopping wallet.” It holds our cash and all the savings cards to different stores. My other keeps everything else like my license, debit card, proof of insurance, and a bunch of other stuff. If I was more organized I might feel safe to stash some of that stuff at home, but I’m almost certain something important would get misplaced.

    My dad’s wallet is about three inches thick. He keeps everything, but he’s also the one that carries two sets of keys so he always has the key he needs.

    I’m fighting against genetics to be less of a clutterbug.

    • Matthew says:

      I realized that I’ve removed one of those items from my wallet. The gift card has been used up. (All of the cash seems to be gone as well. 😀 )

      Rebecca,
      I like the idea of a “shopping wallet.” I wonder, however, if you might be able to slim it down, or at least not have to carry it around with you all the time. (My coupons stay in an envelope in the car. This way, even if I forget to grab them, they’re never far away.)

      If it helps any, it’s not genetics. It’s just something that your dad learned from a parent before him. You can break the cycle!

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