A wallet can pretty much reflect one’s personality and life style… That being said, are you embarrassed of opening up your cluttered wallet or are you proud of your neatness skills?
It’s up to you, of course, but if you are trying to make your wallet organized and slimmed, you came to the right place. I too think that a wallet pocket bump does not look nice!
Here are simple steps towards slimming down your fat wallet:
1- First of all get a new wallet! It has to be a small one, with a few cards pockets. Avoid those huge pretty wallets, with many tempting compartments that call for stuff inside of it.
2- Take out any unneeded clutter. Old business cards, receipts, pictures and notes. Trash what’s unnecessary and try not to keep temporary pieces of paper in your wallet;
3- Receipts, gift cards, membership cards and business cards go into separate containers, like a mini accordion file for cards. And there’s no need to be carrying them around every day.
4- If you carry lots of cash, try to pass on the one dollar bills fast. Keep only larger bills whenever you can;
5- Never put change in your wallet. It adds weight and deforms the wallet. Even if it has a pocket! You can use the pocket for an emergency key or even one lucky penny.
6- Take all of the cards out of the wallet and lay them in front of you. Just put back what’s really important like: ID / DRIVER’S LICENSE / MEDICAL CARD / METROCARD
7- Do the same with credit cards and debit cards. Just keep the ones you use daily, and for you own finance and security sake, don’t apply to as many as you can!
This post was inspired by a friend visiting NY last week. She kept in her wallet her “CPF, carteira de identidade e título de eleitor” besides a lot of unnecessary pictures and papers. Her hand bag was heavy and she was running the risk of a terrible headache in case something happened to her wallet. Immediately I took her shopping for a new wallet and helped her with the clean up.