So not having to carry so many coins and notes with me, I decided I didn't need a traditional wallet as such, and I'm always on the lookout for an interesting alternative.
My first alternative was a small 'antique' tobacco tin, just a little larger than a standard credit card. It was great, except it kept setting off metal detectors in banks and airports, I tried several other options, which all proved unsatisfactory, until and I found this leather cigarette case in a flea market in Bogotá, Colombia.
The irony of my using a cigarette case is that I've never smoked cigarettes in my life.
Step 1: The Problem...
Step 2: ...but Wait! There's More!
Step 3: Unsightly Bulges.
This also leads to the problem of being difficult to find the right card quickly, which can be frustrating at times, especially when there are 30 people behind you in the express queue and you end up scattering your cards all over the supermarket floor...
Step 4: The Solution...
Step 5: Doing It
I tried to match the colour of the Post-it flag to the predominant colour of the card, to make it easier for me to find the card I need.
Placement of the Post-it flag will depend on how the card is used and the features of the card. I've avoided covering any magnetic strips, bar-codes, signatures, reference numbers etc, and also tried to remember which way in the cards goes on the ATM.
Step 6: A Little Extra...
I could've gone out and bought more colours or designs, but instead I opted to draw symbols on the coloured tab with a permanent marker.
Step 7: The Result:
So there you go, a simple, cheap (if you 'obtain' the Post-it flags from work!) and effective!
And there we go, my first Instructable finished!