Are you are new year’s resolution kinda person?? I say I’m not, but I do try to be more organized and more frugal each year and I’m always starting out a new year eating healthier, drinking more water, and the like. Do you remember that I started off last year with my 12 week organizational challenge. I got a lot accomplished but, you can never be too organized, right?
My office space is limited to a basket inside a cabinet in my kitchen. The basket holds bills that need to be paid, coupons I’m saving, tax receipts, and basically any important papers.
I do pretty well paying bills on time but this “system” is just a recipe for disaster. So, I decided to get myself organized for this new 2013 year.
After throwing away all the junk and putting other papers where they belong, I was able to condense all my paperwork to this file folder.
Then I bought a 12 pocket accordion file to file my bills month by month, after I get them paid.
One thing that I know has helped me in the bill paying department, is to use online bill pay. This is such a wonderful convenience. On the 1st of each month, I schedule the payment of all my bills for the entire month. That way I do it all in one swipe and don’t have to worry about paying a bill later in the month. These free bill payment checklists come in handy too.
Keeping all my passwords for online resources organized is imperative. I like to store my passwords in my yearly planner.
In my bill basket there was a printer cable. I use this when I’m hooking my laptop or other device to my printer, but storing it in my bill basket was well, not neat and tidy. So, I am now storing it and some other cables in toilet paper rolls.
So, for under $10, I have organized my little bill paying area. Hopefully taking the time and little bit of money will save me both time and money in the long run!
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