It should come as no surprise to you that as a flight attendant when I say I have currencies from countries some people have never heard of seeping out of my wallet, but not a single U.S. Dollar to my name, that I am not exaggerating. There are times when I go to buy something in the U.S. tirelessly searching for a dollar or two, but all I can come across are Yen, Pesos, Reals, Baht, Dong, Forints, or Won in my wallet. My wallet oozes coins and bills from countries I myself am not sure of, leaving me to question where exactly some of the money I have is from.
But today the O.C.D. Virgo in me decided that it was time to clean my wallet and change purse out and get serious.I discovered an abundance of mini-sized sandwich baggies in my kitchen closet and decided that it was time to put them to good use. I realized quickly that these small baggies hold various note sizes, and coins from all the countries I have visited.
I had decided early on in my travels that I was going to save the leftover currency I had from the countries I had visited instead of spending it frivolously, and I could not have been happier with my decision. Just last week I had a connecting flight through Hong Kong Airport and needed to buy some Advil for a bad headache. I walked on over to the pharmacy inside the airport and I noticed that they only took cash. Luckily I had visited Hong Kong before and had saved some leftover coins and currency in my ever so large international change purse to cover the cost of some Advil for my headache.
However today I decided it was time to get organized and make my life much more simple by sitting down and organizing the currency I had by country. I used different sandwich bags to differentiate the types of currency by country, and then used the actual large-sized change purse I had been carrying all this money in, to place the baggies in. The change purse I was using to carry all my different currency in is actually one of the First Class amenity kits I received recently on my flight from Hong Kong to Los Angeles which works perfectly for containing all these different plastic baggies! I stuck a little piece of paper inside each sandwich bag writing down the name of the currency for fast and easy identification!
Do you have a better way of organizing your currency or have a travel tip you want to share? Comment below and let us all know! I hope this helps get you a bit more organized on your travels! Until next time, XoXo.