Had a funny conversation with Chloë the other morning while we were sitting together on the couch (she’s 7):
Chloë: Mom you have pricklies in your armpits.
Me: Pricklies?! Am I the prickliest Mom in the world? (intended to be rhetorical)
Chloë: No, I saw a Mom once that had hairs this long (shows her fingers waving out of her armpit, like 3″ hairs blowing in the wind).
Chloë: Actually, it was really a man, but he was dressed like a Mom.
I guess I should be pleased that, at the very least, I’m not as hairy as a transvestite?
Kids and honesty – a good thing or a bad one?
On to the project….
It seems that every store, every restaurant, every business nowadays – has points cards.
Buy two popcorn, get the third one free. Collect points to redeem for store credit. Use your points card to get a discount on purchases on certain days.
I like the concept – but THERE ARE SO MANY CARDS and my purse organization skills are sub-par on my best day.
I use my wallet for cards you need to protect – like your driver’s license, health cards, insurance cards and debit and credit cards. I don’t have room in there for anything else – certainly not the plethora of points cards that I seem to accumulate, but never actually get enough points to redeem. You simply can’t expect people to want to prioritize having their points cards over the cards that help them most in their day to day lives, especially the ones that are more difficult to get hold. For example, if somebody is going to make sure that they get their hands on a credit card without social security number, you can safely assume that they’re not going to leave it at home in order to make room for a points card, especially if they have a plethora of them.
On the other hand, it makes me crazy when I do go to the movies and they say, “do you have your Scene card?” and I can’t find it.
See that little black strap?
It’s a key fob from Thirty-One and I use it for…..
simple purse organization; keeping all of my points cards together!
I just punched a hole in each card – being careful not to punch through any of the magnetic strips – and attached all the cards to the single ring.
What’s better still, is that the key fob can be attached to your purse so that all of your points cards are easily retrievable, none of that over-packed wallet stuff, or digging to the bottom of your purse at the checkout. Attach the key fob to your purse handle and when you need to grab one, just pull it out.
Look, this is with my purse over my shoulder – I can just pull the top of the strap and all of my points cards are there! The strap is long enough that I can leave it attached to my purse and just hold out each card for the scanner machine at each business!
(Yes, it’s been awhile since I’ve given blood – shame on me)
No cards falling to the bottom of your purse, no over-stuffing your wallet, and the strap itself is very discreet.
Every time I’ve pulled out my little purse organization hack – without fail – someone comments on what a good idea it is.
I do have a second one for attaching my car keys to. I hate when they fall to the bottom of your purse and you have to go in search. This keeps them at hand – then unclip to use!
You could make your own key fobs, but Thirty-One has some really durable ones for only $5 – so it might not be worth your time or effort.