culture Things in Your Purse Right Now  

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List Rules Ladies! Upvote the stuff you definitely have rattling around in your purse right now. Add any other women's bag essentials you can't seem to get rid of.

What's in your purse right now? Can I guess? Your wallet, keys, and phone, obviously. But probably a whole bunch of other crucial-but-also-nonsense things you totally forgot about!

Remember that movie you saw a million years ago? I bet you still have the ticket stub tucked away in a side pocket, mingling with all of your bobby pins and hair ties. How about snacks? A crushed granola bar, perhaps? Or an empty Ziploc bag that maybe once contained celery? It's probably floating around in there, making friends with the loose change and random pen caps you keep just in case. Tampons? Napkins? Actual dollar bills? No way! Having those on hand would be way too convenient.

Purses are basically just big bags of crap that ladies tote around for fun. Once in a while they serve an actual purpose: holding important things you need as you go about your day. But usually, they are just heavy nuisances that your boyfriend thinks he can keep his stuff in too.

What are some of the things women keep in their purses? Here is a handy list! Is your purse full of these things too? Vote up the stuff you've got weighing you down, and feel free to add anything that's not already listed, but has been taking up residence in your bag for at least a year.

And let's all agree to throw away our old valet stubs today. 
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Wallet is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
Wallet

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2
+ - 983 105
Keys is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
Keys

3
+ - 902 136
Loose Change is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
Loose Change Mostly pennies. 

4
+ - 907 159
Phone is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
Phone

5
+ - 870 148
Chapstick is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now

6
+ - 849 144
A Health Insurance Card That's... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
A Health Insurance Card That's Probably Important But it's just loose in a random pocket

7
+ - 719 219
Business cards & appointme... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
Business cards & appointment cards Better not throw those away, you might need to contact that salesperson you met at a party 10 years ago.

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+ - 675 279
Makeup is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
Makeup Not makeup you can actually use; just foundation smeared all over the damn place

9
+ - 672 278
A Stretched Out Hair Tie is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
A Stretched Out Hair Tie It's always in the way until you need it and can't find it.

10
+ - 641 316
Really Old Lunch Receipt is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
Really Old Lunch Receipt When was the last time you bought soup?

11
+ - 602 308
Lotion is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
Lotion

12
+ - 610 330
Sunglasses is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
Sunglasses

13
+ - 599 334
Chewing gum is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now

14
+ - 562 342
Fresh Lip Gloss is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
Fresh Lip Gloss

15
+ - 559 363
Crumbs is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
Crumbs

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+ - 530 362
Headphones is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
Headphones

17
+ - 270 117
Cell Phone is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now

18
+ - 479 396
Reams of folded, crumpled old ... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
Reams of folded, crumpled old grocery lists A graveyard of old paper

19
+ - 435 423
No Tampons is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
No Tampons Because that would be too convenient and take away from the "fun" of asking your co-workers for one.

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+ - 396 445
Tissues is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
Tissues

21
+ - 112 60
Hand Sanitizer is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
Hand Sanitizer

22
+ - 380 474
Aspirin is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
A Couple of Aspirin (No Bottle) Down there mingling with the crumbs and nickels.

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+ - 358 460
Coupons is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
Coupons

24
+ - 337 468
Sharpie is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now

25
+ - 176 252
Emery Board is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
Emery Board

26
+ - 304 510
A Movie Ticket Stub from Eight... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
A Movie Ticket Stub from Eight Months Ago

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+ - 296 509
One Million Bobby Pins is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
One Million Bobby Pins

28
+ - 264 450
Nail Clippers is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now

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+ - 255 443
Eyedrops is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
Eyedrops

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+ - 246 452
One earring is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
One earring Better not throw it away, though, you might find the other one someday

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+ - 272 533
Empty Used Ziploc Bag is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
Empty Used Ziploc Bag For celery maybe?

32
+ - 145 276
Fast Food Napkins is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
Fast Food Napkins

33
+ - 86 146
Knife/scissors is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
Knife/scissors

34
+ - 209 495
Random Pen Caps is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
Random Pen Caps No corresponding pens.

35
+ - 204 483
Flossers is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
Flossers

36
+ - 199 475
Stamps is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
Stamps

37
+ - 196 476
A USB Drive with Unknown Conte... is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
A USB Drive with Unknown Contents

38
+ - 19 13
Mints is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
Mints

39
+ - 182 479
Book is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
Book Perfect for making your purse extra heavy.

40
+ - 17 14
Checkbook is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
Checkbook

41
+ - 176 486
Piece Of Unwrapped Gum is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
Piece Of Unwrapped Gum

42
+ - 75 194
Water Bottle is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
Water Bottle

43
+ - 180 511
Crushed Granola Bar is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
Crushed Granola Bar #snacktime

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+ - 86 232
Pictures is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now

45
+ - 100 276
Inhaler is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
Inhaler

46
+ - 166 478
Key To An Apartment You Lived ... is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
Key To An Apartment You Lived In At Least Three Years Ago

47
+ - 42 108
Bus Pass/Public Transit Card is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
Bus Pass/Public Transit Card

48
+ - 143 485
Sand is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
Sand Have you even been to the beach lately?

49
+ - 133 488
Dried Out Lip Gloss is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
Dried Out Lip Gloss

50
+ - 130 490
Pepper Spray is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
Pepper Spray Because your dad made you.