More often than not, a wallet will be on your person at all times and carry some of the most valuable items you own. Because a wallet can be a unique expression of your sense of style, a leather wallet is often a classic choice for durability and looks. However, there are certain items that shouldn’t be crammed into a leather wallet for prolonged periods of time if you want to keep it in usable condition for years to come. Carry these essentials in the right amounts to allow your wallet to last a lifetime.
Items to Keep
When carrying a wallet throughout the day, there are many cards that instantly come to mind as indispensable to use for common day to day activities.
Debit card/Credit Card: There are countless ways in which you may need to purchase food, clothes, or souvenirs throughout the day. Keeping one credit or debit card on you will ensure that you have money for leisure as well as emergencies. Keeping only one of each in your wallet will guarantee that it doesn’t get stretched out or become too bulky with excess cards. Not to mention that the lack of extra credit cards will curb the temptation to spend more than you have.
Insurance Card: This item is usually no thicker than a business card and is one that we all usually forget about until we need it. Save any headaches of searching for it before going to the doctors or the dentists by having it handy in your wallet.
Drivers License: In this case, given that a license is needed to provide most accepted forms of identification while out and about, as well as needing it to legally drive means this item should be on your person at all times when leaving the house.
Spare Cash: Some businesses and events will only take cash, so remember to have a few bills handy for these situations. By keeping a couple of five or 10 dollar bills in your wallet, you’ll give yourself an appropriate amount of backup cash without over-stuffing your wallet.