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Money Tip: Clean Out Your Wallet

Somehow I always manage to jam pack my wallet with more stuff than it was intended to hold. Regularly cleaning out the contents and re-organizing helps me in a couple of ways. Instead of just throwing out everything that looks like it doesn't belong, I look at every folded receipt to see what purchases I've recently made. More lunch receipts than usual means I need to bring my lunch more the following week. When I come across receipts for items I've been meaning to return, I stick the item in my bag or set it out on the table to remind me it needs to go in the mail. Added bonus: you won't have things spilling out of your wallet when your hands are full and you're trying to pay for your morning coffee!

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chancleta chancleta 9 years
i have an itty bit wallet so things never build up
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
I always make sure to do this.
starbright14 starbright14 9 years
I need to clean out my wallet ASAP - it's bursting!!
sushiii sushiii 9 years
Thanks for the reminder! I don't have a real wallet because I use my Coach wrislet as one mainly because it's so cute and I can't really find an inexpensive wallet that I like. I still have old receipts and expired coupons (that haven't been touched) in my "wallet" too. There's this old receipt I have from two months ago when I bought my $300 winter jacket and when ever I take out money, I see it and it makes me feel so bad for splurging on it :(. But sometimes it's good to keep new receipts because you might need to return/exchange it ;)
Smart-Living Smart-Living 9 years
You're right, jezebella!
jezebella jezebella 9 years
gracie - it looks like marc jacobs to me
gracie0225 gracie0225 9 years
Random- does anyone know who designed that wallet? It is soo cute!
emalove emalove 9 years
I hate when my wallet gets cluttered with receipts...I clean it out every few days.
i-am-elle i-am-elle 9 years
I love cleaning out my wallet. I like to keep it nice & tidy.
swt-strwbrry-sgr swt-strwbrry-sgr 9 years
i clean out my wallet quite often
classysassy classysassy 9 years
i always try keeping all my receipts. it helps me feel a little more organized and it helps me keep track of all my spending. more receipts=less spending for that week. it keeps me in check.
bfly1133 bfly1133 9 years
My husband and I always put our receipts in the tray for our financial records as soon as we get home from shopping. We never have to wonder where a receipt ended up when we use Microsoft Money. :) I hate having things in my wallet that I don't need.
terryt18 terryt18 9 years
Just did this. Now my wallet is so very thin I'm inspired by it to diet.
longhorn_sugar longhorn_sugar 9 years
i love cleaning out my wallet! i take all the spare change and put it in my piggy bank
erratic-assassin erratic-assassin 9 years
I just did this yesterday and it felt refreshing to clean all teh crap out!
SkinnyMarie SkinnyMarie 9 years
I can usually tell by how thick my wallet gets. I miss having a pda with excel to balance my check book every day. I have it on a jump drive, but I hate doing it.
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