Why The 'Band Wallet' Is The Best Wallet Ever

I have always had a bad relationship with wallets. It was just one more thing I had to carry because there was no way to keep IDs and money organised in my pocket on its own. After one of my wallets wore to the point of me actually throwing it away, I decided I’d try to make the most efficient wallet ever.

Ask LH: How Can I Downsize My Ridiculously Large Wallet?

Dear Lifehacker, Dear Lifehacker, My wallet bulges with junk. I’d like to downsize it as much as possible, but I’m not even sure where to start. How can I get this wallet down to a reasonable size?

Audit Your Wallet Before It Gets Lost

Raise your hand if you know everything you’ve stuffed into your wallet (no peeking!). No? Then it’s time to do a wallet audit to make your life a lot less hellish if your wallet ever gets lost or stolen.

Keep A Second Wallet In Your Car For Store Loyalty Cards

If you’re trying to avoid a Costanza-sized wallet, and you routinely travel by car, you may wish to consider creating a second wallet to hold all of your store loyalty cards and other miscellaneous wallet items that you don’t use everyday.

Make Your Own RFID-Shielded Wallet To Foil ID Thieves

With more forms of identifications and credit cards getting RFID tags embedded in them, you might be in the market for a wallet that protects your data. If you’re not interested in spending the cash, blogger Serge outlines a DIY method over at Embedded Edge.

Photos In Your Wallet Increase Likeliness Of It Being Returned

Losing your wallet can be devastating, because it doesn’t just mean lost money, but rather several cards that will take many hours to replace. Plus, if it results in identity theft you could be paying for that one little error for several years. According to personal finance magazine SmartMoney, you can improve your chances of getting your lost wallet returned by simply including a photo:

Why Your Fat Wallet Is Causing You To Spend More

A wallet can be a helpful tool when you need to store things to take with you, but according to personal finance magazine SmartMoney it puts you at risk for overspending. Here’s why and what you can do about it.

BookBook iPhone Case + Wallet

Someone has finally made an iPhone case/wallet combo that’s not only usable, but spacious and classy as well. If you’ve got limited pocket space, then this BookBook by TwelveSouth is tantalising.

Upgrade Your Wallet With An Ultra-Thin USB Flash Drive

While everyone else is rushing to convert their wallets into data, one Instructables user was converting his wallet into data storage. By taking a cheap, ultra-thin USB flash drive dongle and sewing one tiny piece of Velcro, Instructables user “Activist” was able to upgrade his leather wallet into the 21st century.

The sewing bit makes the Velcro pad much more secure since you’re dealing with leather, but my guess is that you could probably do alright with some strong super glue, should you lack thimble skills.

USB drive in a wallet [Instructables]

Make A Delicious-Smelling Wallet Out Of An Empty Coffee Bag

We’ve talked about duct tape wallets in the past because they’re free and, despite being hideously ugly, pretty awesome. On the flip side, a wallet made out of a coffee bag (for ground coffee — not the teabag-like ones) fits in the same DIY happy place, while actually looking nicer than something you might find sold in stores. Oh, and it smells really nice.