Thursday, October 8, 2015

How to secure wallet



Check the video above for more details.

Supplies: a wallet and about 1 meter cord (string or shoe lase).

I am going to use tri-fold wallet with two holes as an example to show how to secure almost any type of wallets. We can use any appropriate length cord or string. Even a shoe lase will do. The lace I use in this example is about 1 meter long. The cord I use to secure my wallet is about 90 cm long. You may use a longer piece of the cord.

We can attach the cord to the wallet in different ways. We can pull the cord through the hole in the wallet, if your wallet comes with the hole. I think it is the best and the most convenient way. Hold both ends of the cord together. Make a loop closer to the ends of the cord. Pull both ends of the cord through the loop. Tighten up the knot close to the ends of the cord. Now we can attach the wallet to the pants.

In this example I am going to attach my wallet to the jeans I am wearing. We can attach the cord to the belt loop on the front, or the side of the pants. I like to attach it to the side - it gives me access to either of pockets! Pull the cord half way through the belt loop. Hold the wallet on the cord in one hand. Hold the other end of the cord in the other hand. Pull the wallet through the loop of the cord on the other hand. The wallet is securely attached to the pants! You can place the wallet in the front pocket or in the rear pocket. You can always pull the wallet out of the pocket to get easy access to whatever you keep in your wallet without untying the wallet.

This solution prevents accidental loss of your wallet. It also makes you more aware of your wallet whereabouts serving only partially as anti-theft device.

To detach the cord from your pants you have to work the cord in reverse. Loose the knot making the loop wide enough for the wallet to go through it. Pull the wallet through the loop. Pull the cord from the belt loop.

The following method can be used to secure bi-fold wallet without holes. Hold both ends of the cord together. Make a loop. Pull both ends of the cord through the loop. We have made one large loop. Pull the cord half way through the belt loop. Put your hand inside of the loop. Take the cord on the other side of the belt loop. Pull your hand with the cord through the loop. We attached the cord to the pants. Put your hand (or just a couple of fingers) inside of the loop. Take the cord. Pull the cord through the loop. Make the loop on your hand wide enough to pull the wallet through it. Unfold your wallet. Place the open wallet inside of the loop. Tighten up the loop fitting it in the crease of the wallet. Now you can place the wallet in the pocket. With this method we still can get access to almost every slot of the wallet without untying the cord. Also, this method is less secure than the previously described. The loop around the wallet may get loose while you walk with wallet inside of your pocket. However, it would hold the wallet because the loop is resting inside of the fold. You will get alerted any time you accidentally drop your wallet. To fully release the wallet you have to work the cord in reverse. Pull the knot away from the wallet to loose the loop. And then remove your wallet from the loop.

The following method can be used to secure any wallet without hole. Note, this method is the least secure among all described in this post. In all examples I use the same type of knot to secure the wallet and to attach the cord to the pants! Attach the cord to the pants. Make a loop. Putt the wallet in the loop. Tighten up the loop. Put the wallet in your pocket.
You can use the same methods to prevent accidental loss of any items in your pockets.

Have fun and secure your wallet :)

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