lifestyle 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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1,165 42
Wallet is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
Wallet

2
1,061 113
Keys is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
Keys

3
967 153
Loose Change is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
Loose Change Mostly pennies. 

4
941 168
Chapstick is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
HoserUSC added Chapstick

5
969 179
Phone is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
Phone

6
914 162
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
774 243
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
719 309
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
717 308
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
681 347
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
649 335
Lotion is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
HoserUSC added Lotion

12
643 366
Sunglasses is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
Sunglasses

13
633 370
Chewing gum is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now

14
597 375
Fresh Lip Gloss is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
Fresh Lip Gloss

Things Every Single Person Should Have in Their Car

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595 401
Crumbs is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
Crumbs

16
310 144
Cell Phone is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
MadisonPaigeMullins added Cell Phone

17
567 395
Headphones is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
HoserUSC added Headphones

18
515 429
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
466 457
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
151 84
Hand Sanitizer is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
landmermaid added Hand Sanitizer

21
430 479
Tissues is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
Tissues

Fun Jobs That Pay Well

22
399 518
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
382 499
Coupons is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
HoserUSC added Coupons

24
355 510
Sharpie is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
HoserUSC added Sharpie

25
202 288
Emery Board is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
JenniferandBrian added Emery Board

26
287 488
Nail Clippers is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
HoserUSC added Nail Clippers

27
318 557
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
312 552
One Million Bobby Pins is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
One Million Bobby Pins

Things That Scare You, But Are Worth It

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274 485
Eyedrops is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
Elise Hennigan added Eyedrops

30
53 42
Mints is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
WendyClarke added Mints

31
114 179
Knife/scissors is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
JulieAnnShaw added Knife/scissors

32
257 500
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

33
285 580
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?

34
163 316
Fast Food Napkins is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
JenniferandBrian added Fast Food Napkins

35
222 524
Flossers is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
HoserUSC added Flossers

50 Incredible Pictures That Might Teach You Something

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215 517
Stamps is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
HoserUSC added Stamps

37
213 520
A USB Drive with Unknown Conte... is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
Elise Hennigan added A USB Drive with Unknown Contents

38
218 542
Random Pen Caps is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
Random Pen Caps No corresponding pens.

39
37 50
Checkbook is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
WendyClarke added Checkbook

40
201 520
Book is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
Book Perfect for making your purse extra heavy.

41
105 266
Pictures is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
MadisonPaigeMullins added Pictures

42
92 233
Water Bottle is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
JannecaJohnson-White added Water Bottle

The Most Annoying Things to Say or Do to a Pregnant Woman

43
185 530
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
179 518
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
189 558
Crushed Granola Bar is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
Crushed Granola Bar #snacktime

46
109 321
Inhaler is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
JenniferandBrian added Inhaler

47
51 150
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
2 4
Menstrual Cup is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
charade539 added Menstrual Cup

49
149 534
Sand is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
Sand Have you even been to the beach lately?

50
144 532
Dried Out Lip Gloss is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
Dried Out Lip Gloss