In many ways, our wallets can be seen as an accurate representation of our personalities and lifestyle choices. For one, we choose the style, color, size and overall look of our wallets according to our personal tastes and preferences. Going a bit deeper, however, it can be said that the objects we choose to carry around with us in our wallets tell the most about who we are. In addition to our money, we use our wallets to carry personal documentation, financial documentation, important cards of different kinds, and various other objects that we consider intimately important. With all that in mind, this article will go over and discuss several objects that are commonly found in a person’s wallet.
What Are the Objects Most Commonly Found in a Wallet?
According to their nature, we can divide the objects most commonly found in a wallet in a few different groups. They are as follows:
• Contact information: This is a no-brainer. Having your contact information clearly visible somewhere in your wallet can be a lifesaver. If you happen to lose your wallet, this information will allow a good samaritan to return it to you.
• Personal identification: In most countries, personal identification is required by law to be with you at all times when you are out in public. For that reason, most wallet manufacturers include a transparent plastic window where you can securely (and visibly) keep your identification.
• Driving license: There is no going around it: If you drive a motorized vehicle, you need to have a driving license. A wallet provides a place to keep it secure and within reach at all times.
• Library card: If you are an avid reader or a student, you probably have a library card. What better way to carry it around than in your wallet?
• Gym/club membership card: Whenever you go to your gym or club, it is likely that you will require to show some kind of document at the door. Forgetting that document can be frustrating and embarrassing. Luckily, there is one simple solution to this problem: Keeping your gym or club membership card in your wallet.
• Currency: An essential task that your wallet has is keeping your money secure and within reach.
• Credit and debit cards: Most adults have a few credit and debit cards. For convenience sake, you would be well advised to keep these cards with you at all times. What’s more, in case of emergency, having these cards at hand can be life-saving.
• Insurance cards: It is often a good idea to carry your insurance cards with you in case of emergency. This is particularly true for car insurance.
• Gift cards: Undoubtedly, it has become a common practice to give out gift cards as a present. As a result, many people have a few of them in their wallet.
• Reward cards: Often, businesses give out reward cards to their customers. More often than not, these cards will end up in your wallet for some time.
• Post stamps: People who use the post with regularity often keep a few postage stamps in their wallet.
• Coupons and vouchers: You never know when a coupon or voucher can come in handy. For that reason, you better take them with you wherever you go by keeping it in your trusty wallet.
• Business cards: Even though it’s not as prevalent as it once was, the habit of giving out business cards is still alive and well. Without a doubt, keeping the right ones in your wallet can be of great benefit.
• Receipts: Storing your receipts can be a hassle. However, a good wallet will provide you with enough space to keep them secure and organized until you have the time to transfer them to a better location.
• Photographs of family and friends: If you are sentimental in the slightest, you probably carry around a few photographs of family and friends (and pets too, perhaps) with you in your wallet.
• Special objects: Some people like carrying around objects that inspire, uplift or empower them. Whether it is a handwritten poem, a note from a loved one, a token object or any other small and flat object, it can be stored securely in your wallet.
Hopefully, you had fun reading this article. Very likely, you felt personally identified while going over some of the items that were discussed. Leave a comment if you think we missed any objects commonly found in a wallet!
I’m a huge fan of minimalist wallets. I was probably one of the first men to buy a minimalist wallet when they suddenly appeared in the USA.
Before they arrived in the USA minimalist wallets had a long journey and I have followed it every step of the way. Basically I’m changing my wallets every 2-3 months, so you can call me a walletaholic.