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This is my kick @$$ Bill Book…
And I heart it so much!
I LOVE LOVE LOVE all things organized. Office & school supplies make me giddy.
This is what I was working with..
It was more of a Momager.. It had everything from kids school things to meal planning.
It was great but I really needed a whole new system for our bills.
I came across this system in muh search
I ordered me some fancy smancy dividers and stuff from Office Depot online and got busy.
I made two sets of dividers… one for our fixed monthly bills and the other for credit accounts. (More on them lata)
In the front pocket I keep post it’s
for reminders & stuff.
I used these dividers to make my sections…
I printed my design on card stock and put it in the clear page protector divider. They came with clear labels for the tabs so I printed the section name on them.
In the first section Bills to Pay I put a pocket divider to hold my bills as they come in until I pay them..
The next section is Calendar and Bill Schedule
First in this section I have two lists that i can check off each month after I pay them. The first list is of my fixed monthly bills and the second page is a list of my credit accounts. I got the PDF for these lists here.
Next I have monthly calendars for the year. I like to see what is do and when..calendar style. It helps me to see it visually. Like say a bill’s due date is on the weekend. I write that bill down on the calendar to be paid on Friday. I also like to highlight a bill after I’ve paid it. I know this can be duplicative of the lists.. But it works for me. I generally find free calendars on a variety of blogs.. But this particular set came from here.
In the next two sections is where I used the dividers. Fixed Monthly Bills and Credit Accounts.
Basically, there is a tab for each bill. Once I pay the bill, I file it behind the tab.
This has corrected a lot of problems for me.. I used to take all the bills after I paid them for the month and file them in a file cabinet. This obviously lasted a hot minute because I’m so
lazy busy. So they pretty much ended up thrown in a big plastic tote.. Which made it hard to find anything when I needed to refer back to it.
Now..I they are always filed as I pay them and easily accessible.
The best part..at the end of the year.. I will just stick the whole notebook on the shelf and start over.
No need to file the stuff at the end of the year..and no digging through files or boxes when I need something.
The last section All Other is just for various misc. I also added a pocket divider in this section to hold misc…like carbon copies of checks for little stuff I pay & ect.
In the back of the binder I have this.. To ya know.. Remind me..
So that’s that.
Isn’t it beautiful?
For the PDF Bill Schedule List & the PDF 2018 Calendar…click the link to the blogs that made them.
For the covers to my sections…click the pic below to download and print them.
March 26, 2013
I had to move it to a bigger binder.. But I’m lovin it! This is a 3″ D ring I got off Staples.com
I think this will last me the rest of the year!