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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1,106 38
Wallet is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
Wallet

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1,003 109
Keys is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
Keys

3
918 142
Loose Change is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
Loose Change Mostly pennies. 

4
890 152
Chapstick is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
HoserUSC added Chapstick

5
920 168
Phone is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
Phone

6
866 150
A Health Insurance Card That's... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
Elise Hennigan added A Health Insurance Card That's Probably Important But it's just loose in a random pocket

7
737 225
Business cards & appointme... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
analise.dubner added Business cards & appointment cards Better not throw those away, you might need to contact that salesperson you met at a party 10 years ago.

8
689 287
Makeup is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
HoserUSC added Makeup Not makeup you can actually use; just foundation smeared all over the damn place

9
685 289
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
653 326
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
616 316
Lotion is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
HoserUSC added Lotion

12
622 340
Sunglasses is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
Sunglasses

13
612 344
Chewing gum is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now

14
574 351
Fresh Lip Gloss is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
Fresh Lip Gloss

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568 377
Crumbs is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
Crumbs

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281 127
Cell Phone is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
MadisonPaigeMullins added Cell Phone

17
538 377
Headphones is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
HoserUSC added Headphones

18
489 408
Reams of folded, crumpled old ... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
analise.dubner added Reams of folded, crumpled old grocery lists A graveyard of old paper

19
447 434
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.

20
405 457
Tissues is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
Tissues

21
122 69
Hand Sanitizer is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
landmermaid added Hand Sanitizer

22
386 489
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.

23
366 472
Coupons is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
HoserUSC added Coupons

24
342 482
Sharpie is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
HoserUSC added Sharpie

25
186 262
Emery Board is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
JenniferandBrian added Emery Board

26
309 524
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

27
305 520
One Million Bobby Pins is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
One Million Bobby Pins

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273 460
Nail Clippers is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
HoserUSC added Nail Clippers

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260 457
Eyedrops is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
Elise Hennigan added Eyedrops

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250 467
One earring is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
analise.dubner added One earring Better not throw it away, though, you might find the other one someday

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277 549
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
96 157
Knife/scissors is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
JulieAnnShaw added Knife/scissors

33
151 290
Fast Food Napkins is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
JenniferandBrian added Fast Food Napkins

34
30 23
Mints is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
WendyClarke added Mints

35
211 496
Flossers is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
HoserUSC added Flossers

36
207 488
Stamps is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
HoserUSC added Stamps

37
211 514
Random Pen Caps is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
Random Pen Caps No corresponding pens.

38
199 492
A USB Drive with Unknown Conte... is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
Elise Hennigan added A USB Drive with Unknown Contents

39
185 496
Book is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
Book Perfect for making your purse extra heavy.

40
22 27
Checkbook is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
WendyClarke added Checkbook

41
95 241
Pictures is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
MadisonPaigeMullins added Pictures

42
179 502
Piece Of Unwrapped Gum is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
HoserUSC added Piece Of Unwrapped Gum

43
173 489
Key To An Apartment You Lived ... is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
HoserUSC added Key To An Apartment You Lived In At Least Three Years Ago

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106 289
Inhaler is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
JenniferandBrian added Inhaler

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78 209
Water Bottle is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
JannecaJohnson-White added Water Bottle

46
181 528
Crushed Granola Bar is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
Crushed Granola Bar #snacktime

47
43 124
Bus Pass/Public Transit Card is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
Elizabeth Koehler added Bus Pass/Public Transit Card

48
147 500
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
137 502
Dried Out Lip Gloss is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
Dried Out Lip Gloss

50
133 506
Pepper Spray is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
Pepper Spray Because your dad made you.