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Friday, February 13, 2015

Too Many Cards!!!-(Organize Your Store Cards)


If you are like me, you have a store card to use for points, discounts, membership, etc at the stores you shop at frequently, and infrequently. Most stores, both large and small want your business and offer some kind of reward for buying stuff from them. This usually means you get a plastic card to keep in your wallet to use when you make a purchase. They can really pile up. I had to get a separate wallet for all my store cards. And when you're standing in line searching through the stack trying to find the right one, it can be frustrating! I'm pretty sure you all are nodding your heads and going "been there, done that".  I have the answer!!


I can't take credit for this idea...it was on You Tube somewhere, but do you think I can find it? No! If you happen to have seen it and know where to find it, I would love it if you would let me know so I can give credit where credit is due.
So, here we have this amazingly simple, yet totally brilliant idea for keeping your store cards organized, accessible and easy to find. It's such a great idea, someone really should get the credit for thinking of it.
Here it is...grab a one-hole punch, a key chain ring and your cards. That's it. That is all you need to be in store card organization heaven!
First gather all your cards. Then punch a hole using the hole puncher in the corner of each card.


It's important to watch where you punch the hole though. Make sure you aren't punching through the magnetic strip or bar code on the back of the card. You may have to turn cards back to front and turn them around to get the hole in a corner that doesn't have any important bits in it.


Once you've got all your holes punched, simply hook them all onto the keychain ring. Close and you're done!! Didn't I say it was simple?! AND brilliant?!


Isn't that cool!? All neat and tidy and easy to find the right one.  I can't wait to pull this out next time I'm asked for my card. 


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16 Comments:

  • At February 15, 2015 , Blogger mamas*little*treasures said...

    Great ideas! I never remember to take mine out until after I've paid and left the store . . . . I really do need to get these things organized ;o) Newest follower, I found you through the Chain Linky Climb on Angel's blog. Hope to see what you are up to next week! Nina @ Vintage Mama's Cottage

     
  • At February 15, 2015 , Blogger Sherry @ Thrift My House said...

    This is so simple and a GREAT idea!!! I need to do this! Thanks for sharing :)

     
  • At February 15, 2015 , Blogger Sue AtTheLittleShack said...

    Thanks for visiting the Little Shack! and for following along! I'll be popping over to see you too!-Sue

     
  • At February 15, 2015 , Blogger Sue AtTheLittleShack said...

    Hi Sherry! How's it been going? I've already used these at a store and amazed the cashier! So much easier!! Big Hug!-Sue

     
  • At February 15, 2015 , Blogger Donna said...

    Visiting from the Blogging Elite Facebook group! I remember seeing this idea a while ago on Pinterest and then I totally forgot about it, thanks for jogging my memory! Lately I've been trying to install the associated app on my phone so instead of carrying around a stack of cards the cashier can scan the card. Anything to decrease some of the bulk in my purse!

     
  • At February 16, 2015 , Anonymous Anna | richaskings said...

    This is so smart! I have a clump of them I carry around with a heavy duty paper clip--this seems a little easier to navigate. :) Thanks for sharing!

     
  • At February 16, 2015 , Blogger Laura Malone said...

    This is a great idea! I so often get to the check out and can't be bothered to dig around for my card... which is silly because it could be helping me save/earn points!

    Thanks for the tip!

     
  • At February 16, 2015 , Blogger Sue AtTheLittleShack said...

    Hi Donna! Thanks for visiting! For me, I think ,even trying to open up an app at the checkout is a stretch! This is working for me, yay!-Sue

     
  • At February 16, 2015 , Blogger Sue AtTheLittleShack said...

    Hi Anna! I love that you took the time to comment! Thanks! -Sue

     
  • At February 16, 2015 , Blogger Sue AtTheLittleShack said...

    Hi Laura! I sure appreciate you stopping by and commenting! Thanks! Happy point/$$/miles collecting!!-Sue

     
  • At February 16, 2015 , Blogger Chloe Logan said...

    Smart idea! I keep the tiny sized cards (with pre-punched holes) on a ring like that, but never thought to extend it to the big cards.

    Chloe | Wanderlust in the Midwest

     
  • At February 20, 2015 , Blogger Terri Presser said...

    What a great idea. Thank you for sharing this at Good Morning Mondays. Blessings

     
  • At February 20, 2015 , Blogger Sue AtTheLittleShack said...

    Hi Chloe...I have a few of the small sized card, but we have too many sets of keys! Never seem to have the right set when I want the card! lol! this is working great! Wish I had done it sooner. -Sue

     
  • At February 20, 2015 , Blogger Sue AtTheLittleShack said...

    Hi Terri! I'm finding it so much easier to use my cards like this. My only problem is my wallet is so stretched out from carrying around all those cards, that my debit and credit cards keep falling out of the card slots! I think I'm going to have to buy a new wallet!-Sue

     
  • At February 21, 2015 , Blogger Sherry Nappa said...

    This is neat idea! Thanks for linking up to Funtastic Friday. Hope to see you again this week.

     
  • At February 21, 2015 , Blogger Sue AtTheLittleShack said...

    Hey Sherry! Love Fridays!! I'll see you next week!-Sue

     

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