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Key Ring Cardholder

Martha Stewart Living, September 2005

If your wallet is bursting with plastic cards you don't need every day, here's an idea: Hole-punch the upper corner of your gym ID, library card, and grocery and drugstore discount cards, then slip them onto a key ring and drop them in your bag. When you need one, just pull out the ring and flip through.

Comments (10)

  • terryprogin 2 Sep, 2010

    works great ! Love it !!!!
    Terry

  • Mfosterjeweler 26 Aug, 2010

    Great Idea jilly!

  • jilly81 25 Aug, 2010

    If you get a pack of small plastic luggage tags in the stationary section at walmart you can slip each card into it's own pocket and put them on a key ring without any risk of rendering the card useless. I use these little pockets for id's on my kids backpacks that has their first name and last initial along with their teachers name and room number. On the inside of this folded index card I store a list of important phone numbers for them just incase. They hang on a little binder ring.

  • tropicgran 25 Aug, 2010

    I don't carry around the large versions of most of my cards, but for several years I have been carrying the mini versions of the cards on a separate key ring. About 20 of them so far. They all come pre-punched. The mini versions take up less space.

  • tropicgran 25 Aug, 2010

    I don't carry around the large versions of most of my cards, but for several years I have been carrying the mini versions of the cards on a separate key ring. About 20 of them so far. They all come pre-punched. The mini versions take up less space.

  • daydreamcatcher 25 Aug, 2010

    Previous commentor is correct. Adding even a small [filtered word] in corner can render many cards invalid. The entire card has electronic information embeded thoughout all the card, it is not just the magnectic strip you can see. Found this out the hard way with my work id card.

  • owlover1 25 Aug, 2010

    They can all be punched on the bottom left if they have magnetic strips on top. Where doesn't matter.

  • otter6666 25 Aug, 2010

    this works great, my better half loves it, remember to punch the holes at the bottom of the card, not at the top where it can interfere with the strip.
    otter

  • ginasews 25 Aug, 2010

    The only thing is...some of my cards can NOT have holes in them because holes will wipe out the stored information. My gym card, for instance. Be careful before you punch holes!

  • kathieharnest 25 Aug, 2010

    I did this a few months ago....and it's a great tip! Many people of commented when I pull out my cards!