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Things in Your Purse Right Now

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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 forgotten 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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list ordered by
  • Wallet
    1

    Wallet

  • Keys
    2

    Keys

  • Phone
    3

    Phone

  • Chapstick
    4
  • Pens
    5

    Pens

    Either too many pens, so many pens, or one that is basically dried out.

  • Loose Change
    6

    Loose Change

    Mostly pennies. 
  • A Health Insurance Card That's Probably Important
    7

    A Health Insurance Card That's Probably Important

    But it's just loose in a random pocket
  • Business cards & appointment cards
    8

    Business cards & appointment cards

    Better not throw those away, you might need to contact that salesperson you met at a party 10 years ago.
  • A Stretched Out Hair Tie
    9

    A Stretched Out Hair Tie

    It's always in the way until you need it and can't find it.
  • Hand Sanitizer
    10

    Hand Sanitizer

  • Makeup
    11

    Makeup

    Not makeup you can actually use; just foundation smeared all over the damn place
  • Lotion
    12

    Lotion

  • Chewing gum
    13
  • Sunglasses
    14

    Sunglasses

  • Really Old Lunch Receipt
    15

    Really Old Lunch Receipt

    When was the last time you bought soup?
  • Headphones
    16

    Headphones

  • Medicine
    17
  • Fresh Lip Gloss
    18

    Fresh Lip Gloss

  • Gift cards
    19

    Gift cards

    They probably still have balance.

  • Crumbs
    20

    Crumbs

  • Band Aids
    21
  • Tissues
    22

    Tissues

  • Reams of folded, crumpled old grocery lists
    23

    Reams of folded, crumpled old grocery lists

    A graveyard of old paper
  • No Tampons
    24

    No Tampons

    Because that would be too convenient and take away from the "fun" of asking your co-workers for one.
  • Mints
    25

    Mints