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Things in Your Purse Right Now 

Keshvar Alikhani
Updated January 29, 2020 56.7k votes 1.7k voters 21.7k views 69 items

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 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. 

list ordered by
1
Wallet is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
Wallet
2
Keys is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
Keys
3
Phone is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
Phone
4
Loose Change is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
Loose Change
Mostly pennies. 
5
Chapstick is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
HoserUSC added Chapstick
6
A Health Insurance Card ... 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
Business cards & app... 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
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
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
Lotion is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
HoserUSC added Lotion
11
Chewing gum is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
12
Really Old Lunch Receipt... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
Really Old Lunch Receipt
When was the last time you bought soup?
13
Sunglasses is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
Sunglasses
14
Fresh Lip Gloss is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
Fresh Lip Gloss
15
Headphones is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
HoserUSC added Headphones
16
Crumbs is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
Crumbs
17
Hand Sanitizer is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
landmermaid added Hand Sanitizer
18
Reams of folded, crumple... 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
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
Tissues is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
Tissues
21
Pens is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
ChloeFletcher added Pens

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

22
Aspirin is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
Down there mingling with the crumbs and nickels.
23
Mints is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
WendyClarke added Mints
24
Medicine is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
ChloeFletcher added
25
Gift cards is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Things in Your Purse Right Now
ChloeFletcher added Gift cards

They probably still have balance.