I can’t remember the last time that I actually printed a photo, or for that matter, carried one around with me. But recently, a well-meaning person gave me a set of three leather photo envelopes as a gift. For weeks, they sat on my counter still in the plastic as I wondered what I could possibly do with three leather photo organizers. Here is what I came up with:
Tiny Evening Clutch. The envelope is just big enough to hold a blackberry, my ID, a credit card and a lip balm. So it’s a good substitute for an evening clutch provided that it has a clasp to close it.
Receipt Organizer. When I go on business trips, collecting and organizing my receipts becomes a cumbersome task. After a few days on the road, I am positively drowning in paper. A leather photo envelope is the perfect place to store all of your receipts until you return home and can sort through them all.
Travel Jewelry Bag. Whenever I take a trip, my necklaces, earrings and bracelets all end up in a tangle in the bottom of a Ziploc bag. However, on my last trip, I taped the clasp end of each of my necklaces to the outside of a photo envelope. I then folded them over the top and let the pendant ends fall into the envelope. No tangling, no mess.
You could also use the envelope to transport hair ties, bobby pins and barettes in your purse or luggage. I hate just tossing bobby pins into my bag since they usually end up scattered everywhere.
Cord Storage. I often travel with my iPod and camera. This means headphones, iPod cable, and camera cable all have to travel with me. Coiling them and placing them in once of these envelopes means that I can keep everything together and not have to spend time untangling my headphone cord.
So how would you use one of these leather envelopes? Leave suggestions in the comments.