We have a beautiful hinged wooden box that sits on a shelf in the kitchen. Anything having to do with household finances is placed in this box throughout the week (bills to pay, receipts, subscription renewal notices, whatever). Every Sunday I sit down* and first reconcile my Quicken file to my on-line bank records. This is key for me since both my husband and I have been independently using our credit/debit cards all week. I then go through the paperwork in the bill-box, tossing receipts I don’t need and separating out bills that need to be paid (now or later).
For bill paying, I have one file folder marked “To Pay” and a second marked “Paid”.
I go through the “To Pay” file and pay bills using my bank’s online service.
This keeps my working statements to a minimum. Exceptions are property tax
*I treat myself to a mimosa for this Sunday task, which makes it more of a pleasant interlude. May not be for everyone, but works for me!
Part of my morning routine is to walk through the main living areas of our
Treating yourself for keeping your paper clutter tamed is a great idea! I’m so proud of Deb for loving herself enough to do this.
I don’t know if this idea has been posted using the Rubba Scubba, but I needed a brush to get the silk from fresh ears of corn out of the garden.
A light bulb idea came to mind and I quickly grabbed the Rubba Scubba. It took a little practice but soon discovered that by running water over the corn and gently scrubbing the corn the silk came right off!!
A chore made easy!!
A FlyBaby from Louisiana.