Like most people, I never strayed far from a traditional wallet when it came to storing my money when I was out and about. But over the years, I realized that a traditional wallet—while handy for carrying lots of items at once—wasn’t always the most practical. Regular wallets can be bulky, hard to fit in pockets, and just plain frustrating when you have to fumble with zippers and clasps just to get out a few dollars to pay for something on the go. And that’s where the idea of replacing my regular wallet with a cool money clip came in—I had seen money clips before, but it wasn’t until I tried one myself that I became hooked. If you’re in the mood to replace your clunky wallet with something more stylish and practical, take a look at the reasons why I ditched my traditional wallet for a cool money clip instead.
The money clip let me put away my fanny packs and bags
Regular wallets can only fit in pockets if you keep them streamlined, which isn’t always to do when it’s so easy to stuff everything from cards, receipts, change, and bills instead. So I either had to carry a bag, fanny pack, or shove my wallet into my pockets and deal with the annoyance. A money clip is designed to hold your money and perhaps one or two cards, like your ID, so it can easily fit inside your pocket without the need to carry a bag or put on a disastrous fanny pack.
Money clips helped me deal with wallet clutter
It’s pretty easy to build up a huge cache of wallet clutter without even realizing it. I didn’t even think about how much I had stuffed into my wallet until I bought the money clip and emptied it out to see what should go inside my new cool money clip. I had amassed a collection of cards—many of them expired, voided, or otherwise useless—as well as wads of receipts, ticket stubs, various coins, candy wrappers, and that’s on top of the money I was keeping in there. With a money clip, there just isn’t room for all that unnecessary clutter, so I’ve found myself dealing with clutter when it comes rather than shoving it inside my wallet and vowing to deal with it “later.”
They save me time at shops and registers
Wallets have to be taken out of bags, fanny packs, and pockets, then unzipped or unbuttoned or unvelcored, then dug around in until you can find the cash bills you’re looking for. A money clip has to be taken out of your pocket, flipped open—and that’s it! Compared to ordinary wallets, my cool money clip has really saved me time when I’m paying at registers and shops when I’m running errands or doing a bit of shopping. It especially comes in handy when I’m shopping at outdoor markets, when I don’t want to spend forever with a wallet open.