Note: This week for WFMW we're supposed to recycle a vintage post. This one was a favorite of mine that I originally posted last June. Here are some other posts that have been popular via Google searches: kids' clothing inventory, prayer jar, making panini sandwiches, and teething tips.
Between gifts and returns, we seem to have accrued quite a quantity and variety of gift cards, and I needed a way to keep them all organized.
Here's what I do:
1. On each gift card, if it doesn't indicate an amount already, I write down the value with a Sharpie. I update the amount accordingly when we redeem just a portion of a card.
2. I keep all gift cards in my purse--this eliminates losing them or accidentally leaving them at home. If we happen to have more than one card for a particular store, I keep them together with a rubber band. I bought a little mesh bag from Target (in the office supplies section) to neatly contain the cards.
3. I maintain a little gift card "cheat sheet" on an index card so I can see at a glance the stores and restaurants we have cards for, and the amount we have to spend. This is nice when planning errands, especially since we live 45 minutes from the nearest mall.
Organizing the little things works for me! Head to Rocks in My Dryer for other great vintage ideas!