Silly Things in Your Purse Right Now  

Keshvar Alikhani
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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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1,200 44
Wallet is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
Wallet

2
1,095 116
Keys is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
Keys

3
991 166
Loose Change is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
Loose Change Mostly pennies. 

4
999 186
Phone is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
Phone

5
966 176
Chapstick is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
HoserUSC added Chapstick

6
936 172
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
790 256
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.

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738 321
A Stretched Out Hair Tie is listed (or ranked) 8 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.

9
735 323
Makeup is listed (or ranked) 9 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

10
692 364
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
663 351
Lotion is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
HoserUSC added Lotion

12
657 379
Sunglasses is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
Sunglasses

13
649 381
Chewing gum is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now

14
608 389
Fresh Lip Gloss is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
Fresh Lip Gloss

15
327 149
Cell Phone is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
MadisonPaigeMullins added

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601 422
Crumbs is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
Crumbs

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580 409
Headphones is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
HoserUSC added Headphones

18
522 448
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
482 469
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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166 96
Hand Sanitizer is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
landmermaid added Hand Sanitizer

21
441 495
Tissues is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
Tissues

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405 537
Aspirin is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
Down there mingling with the crumbs and nickels.

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386 517
Coupons is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
HoserUSC added Coupons

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361 525
Sharpie is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
HoserUSC added

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208 304
Emery Board is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
JenniferandBrian added Emery Board

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294 502
Nail Clippers is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
HoserUSC added

27
320 573
A Movie Ticket Stub from Eight... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
A Movie Ticket Stub from Eight Months Ago

28
315 570
One Million Bobby Pins is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
One Million Bobby Pins

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279 501
Eyedrops is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
Elise Hennigan added Eyedrops

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119 193
Knife/scissors is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
JulieAnnShaw added Knife/scissors

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59 59
Mints is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
WendyClarke added Mints

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257 520
One earring is listed (or ranked) 32 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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286 597
Empty Used Ziploc Bag is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
Empty Used Ziploc Bag For celery maybe?

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167 334
Fast Food Napkins is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
JenniferandBrian added Fast Food Napkins

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229 538
Flossers is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
HoserUSC added Flossers

36
219 534
Stamps is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
HoserUSC added Stamps

37
44 65
Checkbook is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
WendyClarke added Checkbook

38
216 536
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
209 532
Book is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
Book Perfect for making your purse extra heavy.

40
218 561
Random Pen Caps is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
Random Pen Caps No corresponding pens.

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98 250
Water Bottle is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
JannecaJohnson-White added Water Bottle

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106 284
Pictures is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
MadisonPaigeMullins added Pictures

43
188 547
Piece Of Unwrapped Gum is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
HoserUSC added Piece Of Unwrapped Gum

44
179 537
Key To An Apartment You Lived ... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
HoserUSC added Key To An Apartment You Lived In At Least Three Years Ago

45
189 577
Crushed Granola Bar is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
Crushed Granola Bar #snacktime

46
111 337
Inhaler is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
JenniferandBrian added Inhaler

47
55 167
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
149 553
Sand is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
Sand Have you even been to the beach lately?

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144 551
Dried Out Lip Gloss is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
Dried Out Lip Gloss

50
142 552
Pepper Spray is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
Pepper Spray Because your dad made you.