Mini Hack For Storing Your Holiday Currency

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Currency Storage Hack

If you’re anything like me you come back from a holiday with a little money, perhaps some coins and some small notes and then they get put somewhere and you forget about them. Until you go back to somewhere that uses the same currency and you turn drawers upside down trying to find these rogue coins. I do this all the time, I know for a fact I had some Hungarian Forint from last time I went to Budapest but can I find it? Course not!

Having Dollars, Euros, Hungarian Forint and Danish Krone to name just a few was starting to get irritating and I racked my brain to come up with an easy way of storing the cash. I had an idea and wanted to test it out so headed to The Range to buy this small plastic storage box. You can pretty much buy these anywhere: Wilkinson, Hobby Craft, B&M…. the list goes on. I chose this one as it wasn’t too bulky, had four larger slots but also some additional tabs to create smaller slots.

Currency Storage

Once I located as much of my currency as I could find it was time to sort and label. Now I’m not an overly creative person and although I had great ideas of putting colourful bases into each one to separate them I just didn’t have the patience to do this (although maybe I will one day). I am planning to put a small label at the front of each section showing the currency and then in went the coins to begin with. Now I know notes can be a little tricky to keep small so I currently have them folded up at the bototm but I might buy some thin rubber bands to roll them up. And tada my currency organiser.

What do you do with your currency when you come home?
October 6, 2016
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  • This is such a smart idea! I’m forever finding US coing hiding in my purse and getting embarrassed when I try to pay with them over here, haha!

  • Angela Milnes

    What a fab idea. I’m sure you can get these boxes from the pound land too. I will bear this in mind when we go away. Angela from The Inspiration Edit

  • Aww what a fab idea! I really need to implement something like this because I always have foreign coins kicking about my purse!
    L x

  • This is such a great idea – I always have spare change from other currency floating around my purse and its so annoying when it comes to paying for things!

  • This is such a great idea, I love finding different uses for things.

  • Ah, that’s so nifty. I stick all my foreign coins and notes in one jar and then when it comes time when I could use them again, they’re all mixed up. This is a fab solution, and would be handy on a cruise where you stop at different countries each day.

  • That is such a great idea, I usually give my euros to my parents as they are always going away, unless I come back with a lot and change it up. But this is a great idea x

  • This is such a great idea! I am always the same with holiday money. Put it away in a safe place and then can never find it! :)

  • What a good idea – I tend to put my left over currency ‘somewhere safe’ and then never find it before my next trip! x

  • Francesca Nelson

    Oh good idea!!! I’m never prepared liked this! I always have loads of change in foreign currency so this is a perfect solution!

  • Hungry_Healthy_Happy

    What a great idea! I definitely need to start doing it – thanks for the tip :)

  • This would be really handy for parents holiday – they going on a cruise
    and I can see this working well for them.

  • Nayna Kanabar

    What a great idea to have the currency at hand when you need it. I use one of these to store my rings and eartings.

  • fashion-mommy

    This is such a good idea, I put all spare euros in a jar in the kitchen and then sort them out before we travel and put them in my son’s wallet.

  • What a great idea! I wouldn’t have thought to do this

  • Hannah Heartss ❄️⛄️

    This is such a good idea, I might have to steal it because mine always ends up in a big mess x

  • Harriet @ Toby&Roo

    Very clever and handy little gadget! I could do with one of these!

  • LaaLaa

    Excellent idea. I very rarely have money left over lol xo

  • Laura

    OMG!! Why didnt I think of this?! Such a genius idea and one I’ll definitely be doing xxx

  • Ali

    What a great idea! I usually put my spare currency somewhere and completely forget about it!

  • What a fantastic idea I am always so disorganized when it comes to this sort of thing. Money is not my strong suit.

  • Annie Brooks

    Omg I need this. I have been redoing my office and I have so many random bits of currency everywhere!

  • I just keep the euro’s in a separate wallet that I use next time I travel. With other currencies I try to return it to the bank or give it to friends or relatives that are traveling to that country soon. But lately I just don’t take out cash anymore when traveling and just use my credit card instead.

  • This is such a great idea, I always seem to have euros laying around everywhere! Although lately when I have been finding them I have been popping them in the same place for next time I go away x

  • Zena’s Suitcase

    Now this I do need in my life. I always come back with money. Put it somewhere safe then can’t find it for the next trip!

  • Ickle Pickle

    I never come home with money – It is all spent by my children!! Great idea though. Kaz x

  • I’ve got a couple of these storage boxes – bought the mages ago. They are so useful, especially that you can change the compartments. I use them for my jewellery :)

  • Ooh this is such a good idea! :)
    Definitely need to get myself one of these for left over holiday money!

    Dani x

  • Kira L Curtis

    I have a little pot for foreign currency and it all gets put in there when I get back, it’s not quite as organised as this though!

  • VintageFolly

    I love this. It’s like you’re a secret agent with currency from all over the world!

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