It pays to be organized. The more organized you are, the less money you spend on late fees or cancellation fees. To organize your bill paying follow these steps.
1 As soon as you receive your bills open them and place them in a place you have decided will be your bill inbox.
2 Pick two times a month to pay bills. The middle and the end of the month are good times.
3 Divide your bills into two folders in your inbox by the two dates that you have decided to pay them by.
4 Mark your calendar to remind yourself of the two dates that you have decided to pay your bills.
5 On the dates that you have decided each month, pay your bills by check, credit card or money order and make a note on your copy of the check number, (or method payment was made), date and the amount paid.
6 Place each bill with the correct check attached in an envelope and mail immediately to the correct address. (Do this for each bill being paid.)
7 File your copy away in a paid folder and keep for seven years