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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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Wallet is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
Wallet
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Keys is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
Keys
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Phone is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
Phone
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Chapstick is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
HoserUSC added Chapstick
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Loose Change is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
Loose Change
Mostly pennies. 
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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
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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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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.
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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
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Cell Phone is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
MadisonPaigeMullins added
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Lotion is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
HoserUSC added Lotion
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Chewing gum is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
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Really Old Lunch Receipt is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
Really Old Lunch Receipt
When was the last time you bought soup?
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Sunglasses is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
Sunglasses
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Hand Sanitizer is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
landmermaid added Hand Sanitizer
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Fresh Lip Gloss is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
Fresh Lip Gloss
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Headphones is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
HoserUSC added Headphones
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Crumbs is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
Crumbs
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Reams of folded, crumpled old ... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
analise.dubner added Reams of folded, crumpled old grocery lists
A graveyard of old paper
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Mints is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
WendyClarke added Mints
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No Tampons is listed (or ranked) 21 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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Tissues is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
Tissues
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Aspirin is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
Down there mingling with the crumbs and nickels.
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Coupons is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
HoserUSC added Coupons
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Sharpie is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
HoserUSC added