Do you sometimes feel like you need a personal assistant just to handle all your mail? I have a simple tip to help you get the bill situation organized in your home. You can head over to the nearest Target or Wal-Mart or even to your nearest office supply store and get yourself a few boxes. I recommend no less than three. If you can find some that allow you to label them, even better. The labels should say:
(1) Bills to be Paid – These are bills that obviously need to get paid / have not been paid yet
(2) Bills to be Filed — These are bills that have been paid and will need to get filed (understanding the process of filing takes time and might not happen immediately)
(3) Miscellaneous – Includes everything else
If you want to be super organized you can get a few more boxes and categorize even further such as: Things to Read, Offers, Medical Info. Not sure where to put the bigger stuff that arrives in the mail? Baskets of course!
Many companies now offer you a greener choice to receive bills on-line. You will need to decide if you can stay organized and not miss deadlines by following this method.
Staying Organized can be simple and fun and does not need to be a huge burden. Have fun with it!