Wednesday, January 03, 2007
Works-For-Me Wednesday: Bills
This week I'm going to tell you what works for me with bills. Before I started doing this my bill system was: get bills, throw them in coffee table drawer, hope they all got paid, months later go through drawer and sort things. Yeah, not very efficient and somehow we kept missing paying our cable bill. So I got organized. I bought a little mail sorter thing at the store. It has 3 slots. In slot 1 I put envelopes, address labels, a checkbook, and pen (stamps are always in my purse or they'd go there too). In slot 2 go bills that need paid. In slot 3 go bills that have been paid and need filed. I keep this on top of the entertainment center.
I also made myself a checklist of what bills we have and what the estimated monthly amount is. There is a column to write the actual amount, and a column to check off when each one has been paid. This list is on the fridge for now so I get used to useing it, but will probably be moved to the bill sorter after a while.
This is what works for me! Check out Shannon at Rocks In My Dryer for more WFMW tips!