Reader Danielle sent us the following suggestion:
I’ve started doing something that has greatly decreased my wallet (and life) clutter and made it easier to keep track of my many memberships, discount cards, etc. Basically, I have every membership number saved in my phone, organized to be alphabetized together such as ‘aMemb-Barnes&Noble, aMemb-Southwest, aMemb-Avis, etc’ so they are easy to find. It has uncluttered my wallet/purse and made is substantially easier to find the number when I need it.
This is a really simple idea. Also, if you have BlueTooth on your phone and it talks to your address file on your computer, you’ll have a backup of your membership numbers in case of emergency. Thank you, Danielle, for the tip.