Thursday, March 31, 2011

How to Organize Your Bill-Paying System

Welcome to Week 7 of our Organize your Life series!

Organize your LIFE

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I am reading and using the book called, Organize Now! by Jennifer Ford Berry, to help me organize my life and before we get started today, I would like to share a message form Jennifer! 

Author-Organizer Jennifer Ford Berry

Hello everyone!

I have been following along with your posts from House of Grace and I told Bonnie I had to stop in and say hi!  First of all, I am very inspired by all of your great ideas.  Organizing is truly my passion so I love reading how the book is changing lives. I thank each and every one of you for purchasing and sharing your experience with Organize Now!

I have a section on my website for posting Reviews of Organize Now.  Please feel free to email me your favorite post about a chapter in the book and I will post your link to my site.  Just include the name of your blog and the URL in your email.

I am also on Facebook and Twitter and would love to connect with all of you. If you have any questions while reading the book please feel free to contact me.

Happy Organizing!

Jennifer Ford Berry

Thanks Jennifer for that message!  I hope you will all head over to her site and follow her (I do)!  I also hope that when you link up here, you will also head on over to Jennifer’s facebook page leave your link there too! (again, I do!) 

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This week is Organizing Your Bill-Paying System!


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There are a lot of different ways to pay your bills! 

Some people have paper everywhere and hope they paid everything on time and others have a system that works for them.

Having a system, even a simple one, can make your bill paying a lot smoother!

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Set a Pay Billing Schedule!

You should pick a day that you pay your bills whether weekly or bi-weekly AND PUT IT IN YOUR PLANNER!!!  This is important and you don’t want to forget to pay a bill, especially a mortgage payment.  We have a system that works for us.  My husband brings in the mail and I sort it.  I immediately THROW out ALL junk mail.   Then, I place all the incoming mail in a file and the bills in another file.  I pay most of our bills and I actually really like paying them the day we get them.  I know, that is not a real schedule, I will try to pick one day for that!  But we do schedule our mortgage and credit card bills.  My husband is in charge of those biggies.  My husband gets paid bi-weekly and he pays our mortgage after one check and the credit card bill after the other.  That way, we make sure the big one are taken care of!  Our system in a team effort, ha!  This works for us.

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I showed you HERE, how I file my mail.  I keep my mail “file” box right in my kitchen, where I pay my bills.


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Set up a bill paying section.

Get all your stamps, envelopes, calculator, address labels, etc together.  I have a drawer in my kitchen where I keep all my stuff together.  But, besides my magazine subscription bills, I can’t remember the last time I sent a check in the mail.  I told you all last week that we do everything online.  I LOVE paying bills online!!!  It saves me time because I don’t have to fill out a check and envelope  (not that it’s hard, it is just one more thing!).  It saves my money because I am not buying envelopes and stamps.   Also, I can trust that my check will not get lost in the mail.  I can also see how much money is in the account.


Write paid.

After you pay your bills, write paid on it!  You don’t want to double pay a bill! To make it easier to pay bills, try to only have one credit card!  The less bills to pay the easier!!


Record your bill.

It is good to keep track of all your expense, so record what you just paid.  This is also a great time to check your balance!



To keep things organized, FILE your bill after you pay it!  Keep a file for all paid bills.

I keep my paid bills in a file cabinet.  This makes it easy to file and find later if I need to look at it again.

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For more tips, please read, Organize Now!  I have been getting a lot of emails from people telling me how much they like this book.  If you are looking for a helpful yet simple book to get your life in order, I highly recommend it!  :)  I am not getting paid to promote this book but if you order through my link, I will get a small percentage. 

Thanks! :)


To read the 1st week’s post, on Organizing your Mind, click HERE!

To read the 2nd week’s post, on Organizing your Schedule, click HERE!

To read the 3rd week’s post, on Organizing your Cleaning Schedule, click HERE!

To read the 4th week’s post, on Organizing your Priorities, click HERE!

To read the 5th week’s post, on Organizing your Personal Information, click HERE!

To read the 6th week’s post on Organizing your Finances, click HERE!

Do you have a bill paying system?

How do you organize them?

How has this series helped you?

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