Although I’ve never lost my wallet nor had my identity stolen (knock on wood), it has happened to a very good friend of mine. And when it did, her identity was hijacked and was being used within 3 hours of her purse being stolen! Time is of the essence if your wallet or purse goes missing, and there are a few things you should do right away before even worrying about replacing what you may have lost, which I will get to later in the post. So, without further ado…
I remember growing up that my Dad had a wallet the size of Texas stuffed in his back pocket. I think every receipt from everything he had ever bought was being stored in there, along with a plethora of credit cards, work ID’s, insurance cards, business cards, and pictures of us kids. His back must have been killing him all those years! And while I never carried around that much stuff with me, I have always had a full-size wallet in my rear right pocket. A few credit cards, a few bucks, my license, my insurance card, a couple of business cards, and some random receipts was all that I carried – until a few weeks ago when I switched to a money clip only. I received this clip a few years back as a wedding gift/favor, and it had been sitting in my dresser drawer ever since. But now that I have switched over to it, I couldn’t be happier. Take a look:
This is a post that originally appeared on one of my other sites, Simple. Organized. Life. .
I cannot believe I have not used this product before last week. Wow, just wow. If you have never heard of Evernote, you are going to want to investigate it very soon. Basically, it’s a free (there is a paid version which has a few more options) organization tool for almost anything you can think of that you can use on your desktop, on the web, and even on your iPhone – and it keeps them all in sync. Anything you upload to this app, from anywhere, is accessible from anywhere else. It is quite amazing. Since I probably cannot do it the explanatory justice it deserves, I am going to lift a bit of text from their site:
Although I wrote part of this post over 2 years ago, the techniques still stand for how to get started in cleaning up and eliminating clutter in your home. I am a big believer that decluttering can make you feel better and ease a lot of stress in your life, but that might be because I am slightly OCD about it. But if you are looking for a way to get started in your house, try some of these tips on for size…
Since it seems as though I am the “guru” of organization in my family (not just my immediate family, but the whole thing!), a lot of times when I offer advice to people about clearing out their junk I hear “But I paid so much for it, how could I get rid of it!“. Unfortunately, I am sure many people say this as well, because it is a legitimate concern when trying to get rid of all the things that are cluttering up your life. If you own it, you probably paid for it somewhere along the line. However, you can’t think like that if you really want to get yourself organized and clutter-free…you have to re-train your brain to accept the fact that even though you paid for it, it’s OK to get rid of it.