by Steve Mitchell
Yeah. Dang Clutter.
I carry a lot of stuff around in my pockets every day.
What do I mean by stuff?
Well, I’ll tell you. Here’s 1000 words:
I carry work keys in one front pocket. I carry house keys and the car key in the other. I carry a thick, beat up trifold in my back pocket. And I carry a big ol’ pocket knife in that first front pocket. Oh, and pocket change, when I have it, goes in with the knife and work keys.
It tears up my pants and I jingle all the time and I’m tired of sitting on that wallet.
I’ve begun Operation De-Clutter.
After a week or so of crawling the inter webs and reading reviews and hemming and hawing, I let loose the debit card digits.
Here’s what I ordered:
- A front pocket, leather, ID card wallet made by the Saddleback Leather Company.
- A key holder made by Orbitkey.
- A smaller pocket knife made by Spyderco (the same style and brand as my current knife but just a bit smaller.)
And today, the first de-clutter tool arrived – the key holder from Orbitkey.
Notice the keys? I really only needed two work keys, my toolbox keys, so the rest will stay at work. I retained all of the house keys but one. I don’t know what door that key opens, so I put it in a drawer along with the dog tag I’ve been carrying since forever.
This key holder is made of TPU and you can get it in a few different colors. Orbitkey also sells leather holders, in different colors, but I didn’t want to spend the extra money and I liked the look of the texture on the TPU.
So far, I dig it. It’s nice and compact, no more getting stabbed in the groins by my keys.
But I think I’ll remove the extra key attachment doo-dad.
And I also wish the edges were smoother and beveled. That’d be a nice touch and would give the holder a sort of worry stone feel in the hands.
In any case, Operation De-Clutter is underway!