On any given day you will find these items in my purse: my planner (always), keys, lip balm, mints ,(sometimes), and a small makeup bag with insulin supplies if I'm eating away from home. I've heard planners talk about using their planner as a wallet, but what about using it to replace your purse? I don't carry a lot, so that might work for me but I know some of you can fill a bag up (not mentioning any names of course, Giftie)!
Last week I experimented with doing this as I headed out on an errand. I carry an 8.5 x 5.5" and it has card slots on both the front and back inside pockets. I put in my debit card, drivers license, insurance cards and library cards. Numerous pockets to tuck in some cash - I even popped my phone into one of the oversized pockets. I often put my keys in my front pocket but this time I looped it through the magnetic strap closure and fastened it.
It worked quite well for me but I think I will feel safer if I carry the keys in my pocket or clip them to my planner rings somehow. When I need to take my makeup bag, I will probably just put it and my planner into my purse because I don't want to be carrying multiple things in my hands.
I love the idea of using my planner as a wallet. Someday, I think I would like to experiment with using a personal size, especially since it is about the size of a normal wallet.
Have you ever used your planner as a wallet or to replace your Purse?