Mar 29, 2014

7 Essential Things You Should Keep in Your Wallet

Many people don’t pay attention to the things they keep in their wallet and they sometimes have some problems due to it. In fact, there are several certain things that you need to carry in your wallet to make your life easier and you don’t have to carry too many things. We usually take our wallets with us everywhere, so I think it’s one of the best places to keep the following essentials:

1. Identification

We never know when we need to show our identification, so it’s a good idea to carry it in your wallet all the time. Your identification is actually your passport to numerous opportunities so you don’t have to keep your passport in your wallet unless you really need to.

2. Cards

You might say that everyone carries their cards in their wallet everywhere, but there are times when we forget to put cards or even cash in the wallet. Whether it’s your debit card or credit card, this is one of the most essential things to keep in your wallet. For instance, you can use it to get home, if you ever get stuck. I can forget to put cash in my wallet, but my cards are always with me.

3. A pen

Although we all live in a modern, digital age, a pen is still essential. Start caring a small pen in your wallet and you will see how it’s useful. I always use my own pen especially when I fill out forms at the hospital. I don’t want to touch anything people with different diseases have touched.

4. Passport photos

It’s so wonderful to keep photos of your significant other or family in your wallet, but your smartphone is good for that. I suggest you to carry your passport photos. They are small and very handy. If you’re going to a college interview, applying for a job, or other similar occasions, you may need to attach a passport photo to your application form. Also, there’s replacing your actual passport or your license.

5. Business cards

Perhaps you think that you don’t need to carry business cards in your wallet, but they are actually essentials. If you are looking for a new job, it can be easier to promote yourself when you have business cards. If you have children and meet their friends’ parents, you can quickly give them your contact details. You don’t have to carry a pile of business cards, 5-6 will be enough.

6. Lip balm

Another essential thing every woman (and men too) should keep in her wallet is lip balm. Whether it’s winter, spring or summer, lip balm is a must. It is useful for any time and any situation. You can use your lip balm as a temporary highlight for your cheeks when you need to transform your daytime makeup look to an elegant nighttime look. I always keep mini Vaseline in my wallet, it’s really a handy thing.

7. A smartphone

If you don’t have a smartphone, it’s okay because it’s not as essential as the things mentioned above, but still it can be useful in some situations. If you have a flat smartphone, make sure you keep it in your wallet. Nowadays we can do almost everything on a smartphone. My sister wrote her dissertation on her smartphone, and I use my smartphone to read books. There are so many amazing apps these days that are created to simplify our life.

Carry these things in your wallet all the time and you will be prepared for any eventuality. What essentials do you carry in your wallet?

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