How do you make a cheap phone case double as a wallet—and also as a cord organizer? Just get creative, and add a pocket for cards and cash and an elastic strap for wrangling earbuds and chargers. The pocket can be crafted from real or faux leather, or even sturdy felt, as long as you use the right adhesive for the material you’re attaching. Now when you head out to the park or run a quick errand, you won’t have to tote along your entire purse. Just grab your phone, and you’ll have all the essentials in hand.

By Katie Holdefehr
Updated October 20, 2017