culture 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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1,130 39
Wallet is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
Wallet

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2
1,027 109
Keys is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
Keys

3
937 147
Loose Change is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
Loose Change Mostly pennies. 

4
908 158
Chapstick is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
HoserUSC added Chapstick

5
887 152
A Health Insurance Card That's... is listed (or ranked) 5 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

6
940 173
Phone is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
Phone

7
751 232
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
700 297
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
697 297
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
664 334
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
627 325
Lotion is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
HoserUSC added Lotion

12
629 351
Sunglasses is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
Sunglasses

13
619 355
Chewing gum is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now

14
584 361
Fresh Lip Gloss is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
Fresh Lip Gloss

15
579 384
Crumbs is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
Crumbs

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16
291 134
Cell Phone is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
MadisonPaigeMullins added Cell Phone

17
550 384
Headphones is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
HoserUSC added Headphones

18
499 416
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
451 444
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
412 467
Tissues is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
Tissues

21
134 74
Hand Sanitizer is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
landmermaid added Hand Sanitizer

22
391 502
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
373 483
Coupons is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
HoserUSC added Coupons

24
343 497
Sharpie is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
HoserUSC added Sharpie

25
190 276
Emery Board is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
JenniferandBrian added Emery Board

26
312 538
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
309 534
One Million Bobby Pins is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
One Million Bobby Pins

28
277 473
Nail Clippers is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
HoserUSC added Nail Clippers

29
265 469
Eyedrops is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
Elise Hennigan added Eyedrops

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30
253 480
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

31
281 562
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
99 169
Knife/scissors is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
JulieAnnShaw added Knife/scissors

33
154 302
Fast Food Napkins is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
JenniferandBrian added Fast Food Napkins

34
38 31
Mints is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
WendyClarke added Mints

35
212 499
Stamps is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
HoserUSC added Stamps

36
213 509
Flossers is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
HoserUSC added Flossers

37
212 527
Random Pen Caps is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
Random Pen Caps No corresponding pens.

38
202 504
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
28 36
Checkbook is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
WendyClarke added Checkbook

40
188 507
Book is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
Book Perfect for making your purse extra heavy.

41
99 253
Pictures is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
MadisonPaigeMullins added Pictures

42
182 513
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
176 500
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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44
108 301
Inhaler is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
JenniferandBrian added Inhaler

45
184 542
Crushed Granola Bar is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
Crushed Granola Bar #snacktime

46
81 222
Water Bottle is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
JannecaJohnson-White added Water Bottle

47
45 134
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
148 511
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
139 513
Dried Out Lip Gloss is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
Dried Out Lip Gloss

50
135 516
Pepper Spray is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
Pepper Spray Because your dad made you.