But through the course of my last two months of doing this wallet experiment, I've had occasions, that are likely to reoccur, where I needed something from the backup wallet that wasn't in my planner.
So, like any good plannerd, I made a list.
*Medical Appointment Cards
*Gift Cards (to stores other than my grocery store)
*One Non-Discover Backup Credit Card (because the local coffee shop doesn't take Discover)
*Kids' Medical Cards
*Coffee Shop Punch Card
It's enough stuff that it can't go in my tiny wallet (with my credit card, bank card, cash, medical card, and id). But I refuse to carry all the store discount cards and coupons just for trips to the library or coffee shop.
So I put the gift cards and doctor cards in the front of my planner (so I see and remember to use the gift cards) and the backup credit card, medical cards, and library card in a business card holder in the back.
Three different places for cards might seem excessive, but the wallet goes everywhere, the planner almost everywhere, and the big wallet only on shopping trips.
The system works so far, and working is the purpose of systems, after all.
Is a system using three wallets (well, two wallets and a planner) excessive? Do you keep any cards at all in your planner?