For carrying cash in my purse, I prefer not to use real envelopes. Messing with flaps while trying to make change for myself with a bunch of kids and long lines makes me a little crazy.
I’ve been using a coupon organizer like this one for years. I love that I can get to all my categories at once and make change for myself while standing in line. These cheap wallets don’t hold up well, though. I replace mine once a year when it starts to fall apart from lots of use. And it’s annoying when the change falling out through the small holes in the bottom. I usually spend part of my check-out time picking change up off the floor.
So when I saw Melissa Kaiserman’s verion of the cash wallet, I instantly saw genius. The laminated fabric will hold up over time and resist stains. There are no holes for change to fall out and the sturdy dividers are easy to label for your budget categories. Plus they are adorable.
I wrote to her telling her what a genius she is and begged her to do a giveaway for us. She said Yes!
P.S. She also has awesome give, save, spend envelopes for kids: