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* I have recently de-consolidated my wallet and no longer have it in my back pocket screwing up my posture while I'm sitting all day at work. I took the plastic sheath I got from the gym to hold my membership card and put in it only the absolute essential, actually useful items to have on me: Driver's License, Debit Card, Medical Card, the access card to get in my office, and the gym card. (Since the plastic is transparent, I have the DL showing on one side and the gym card's barcode on the other.) My wallet, now usually in my car or in my backpack, carries the other stuff I might need while I'm out and about: AAA card, supermarket card, movie rental card, etc. The plastic holder, just slightly bigger than the cards themselves, goes in my front pocket and is barely noticeable by me or anyone else. Plus my back doesn't hurt anywhere near as much after being in the cubicle all day. I'm also down to carrying only one key, and only that if I'm driving, but that's another story. :) --[[User:RobertDaeley|RobertDaeley]] 14:10, 24 Mar 2005 (EST) * I have recently de-consolidated my wallet and no longer have it in my back pocket screwing up my posture while I'm sitting all day at work. I took the plastic sheath I got from the gym to hold my membership card and put in it only the absolute essential, actually useful items to have on me: Driver's License, Debit Card, Medical Card, the access card to get in my office, and the gym card. (Since the plastic is transparent, I have the DL showing on one side and the gym card's barcode on the other.) My wallet, now usually in my car or in my backpack, carries the other stuff I might need while I'm out and about: AAA card, supermarket card, movie rental card, etc. The plastic holder, just slightly bigger than the cards themselves, goes in my front pocket and is barely noticeable by me or anyone else. Plus my back doesn't hurt anywhere near as much after being in the cubicle all day. I'm also down to carrying only one key, and only that if I'm driving, but that's another story. :) --[[User:RobertDaeley|RobertDaeley]] 14:10, 24 Mar 2005 (EST)
-* Coppers / loose change. I dump anything less that 5p every evening. Never looked back. --[[User:Robert Brook|RB]] 16:35, 24 Mar 2005 (EST)+* Coppers / loose change. I dump anything less than 5p every evening. Never looked back. --[[User:Robert Brook|RB]] 16:35, 24 Mar 2005 (EST)
* Don't carry prescription medications in anything other than their labelled drugstore container. It might seem more convenient and compact to just keep them in a pill box or meds dispenser, but you'll have a lot of explaining to do if a cop ever searches you for any reason. --[[User:TresWife|TresWife]] 22:41, 24 Mar 2005 (EST) * Don't carry prescription medications in anything other than their labelled drugstore container. It might seem more convenient and compact to just keep them in a pill box or meds dispenser, but you'll have a lot of explaining to do if a cop ever searches you for any reason. --[[User:TresWife|TresWife]] 22:41, 24 Mar 2005 (EST)

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  • I've recently stopped carrying a mobile phone, and an iPod unless I know I'll have time to use it. --RB 16:52, 23 Mar 2005 (EST)
  • Don't carry a checkbook. If it's stolen, it can't be cancelled the way a credit or debit card can. Also, if the thief attempts to pass bad checks with your checkbook, you can end up in all kinds of legal trouble.
  • You almost never need your Social Security card, and if you do, you'll probably know ahead of time (it's your first day on a job, and they'll probably tell you you need it). Your Social Security Number is supposed to be a secret, and it can be uniquely useful to bad guys. Take it out of your purse / wallet. --Dan Nordquist 24 Mar 2005
  • Well, obviously if you're going through an airport, there are certain things not to carry. I think we all know the usual list, but is there anything that you wouldn't normally think of that should be on the list? --Pete Prodoehl 24 Mar 2005
    • Some (most?) customs entry points will ask questions about food, particularly meat. Also some local products that might be made of controlled substances. I'm talking ivory, mainly. --RB 14:54, 25 Mar 2005 (EST)
  • I have recently de-consolidated my wallet and no longer have it in my back pocket screwing up my posture while I'm sitting all day at work. I took the plastic sheath I got from the gym to hold my membership card and put in it only the absolute essential, actually useful items to have on me: Driver's License, Debit Card, Medical Card, the access card to get in my office, and the gym card. (Since the plastic is transparent, I have the DL showing on one side and the gym card's barcode on the other.) My wallet, now usually in my car or in my backpack, carries the other stuff I might need while I'm out and about: AAA card, supermarket card, movie rental card, etc. The plastic holder, just slightly bigger than the cards themselves, goes in my front pocket and is barely noticeable by me or anyone else. Plus my back doesn't hurt anywhere near as much after being in the cubicle all day. I'm also down to carrying only one key, and only that if I'm driving, but that's another story. :) --RobertDaeley 14:10, 24 Mar 2005 (EST)
  • Coppers / loose change. I dump anything less than 5p every evening. Never looked back. --RB 16:35, 24 Mar 2005 (EST)
  • Don't carry prescription medications in anything other than their labelled drugstore container. It might seem more convenient and compact to just keep them in a pill box or meds dispenser, but you'll have a lot of explaining to do if a cop ever searches you for any reason. --TresWife 22:41, 24 Mar 2005 (EST)
  • Visiting a secured public building? Like a court, or parliament? Get ready for a thorough search. If you have an appointment with someone inside, make sure you don't embarrass yourself by being turned away for carrying a lighter shaped like a gun. (Can happen!) --RB 14:57, 25 Mar 2005 (EST)

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