Set up five file folders labeled Week One, Week Two, and so forth. As you open your mail each day file the bills into the week of the month it is due. Choose one day a week to pay your bills. Monday works best if you mail your payment, if paying online it doesn't matter which day you choose.
Take the folder for the next weeks bills and everything is ready to go. I place the completed weeks empty folder in the back so the next weeks bill folder is in the front. It just takes a few minutes to file it all away and there is no scrambling to figure out what needs to be paid.
To take it one step further, put the folders in a small file box. The Week 1-5 folders are in front and each bill has its own folder for paid receipts in the back. Everything is in one place and you never have to search to see if you paid a bill. It's all right there. You can also have a file for your stamps.
By Gramama from ID
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