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    Default Where do you put your bills when they arrive?

    My bills keep going missing (along with other mail) since we moved and had another bub, and while I'm actually proud of myself for learning to live with a bit of mess, I can't ignore the bills...gotta keep paying them!

    I need a way to organise them when they arrive - what does everyone else do? I'm thinking along the lines of "Go to OfficeWorks and buy a [particular thing for organising bills] and put it [logical place in the home where it won't get lost]". DH and I have a good filing cabinet for putting them once they're paid.

    Also, does anyone use an iPhone etc app for budgeting (ie with bill reminders)?

    Sorry if this thread seems naff - I'm a bit sleep deprived and commonsense has left me...

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    We have a cork board all important thinks get pinned to iy

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    Definitely somewhere you can see and always in your face until it is done. If you put it in a folder or drawer, you cannot see it and due to babies and chaos, they will soon be forgotten. I put mine in a tray next to the kettle until they have been sorted. I also use a summaried sheet of paper at the top telling when each bill is due.

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    We either pin them to the fridge and I set reminders in my iPad to pay them (usually a week or so before so we don't forget). I've got an office type tray on my bench - top shelf is for things that need dealing with and bottom shelf is for filing.

    As for an app I'm not disciplined enough to stick with one! My mum and dad do a monthly spreadsheet but I'm useless at that so I keep track of everything as best I can.

    Hope that helps

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    THey get put on the magnet clip on the fridge

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    I note the due date in the diary on my iphone/ipad with an alert to remind me to pay them. I then put the bill in a magazine type holder in the kitchen.

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    Somewhere on the coffee table, and I can never find them and end up waiting for the second notice

    i probably need some help here too.

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    I have a bills folder that I bought from Kikki K. It was expensive but it allows me to keep everything very organised. I plan on buying a whiteboard sticker which I will put onto the front of the fridge to remind me of important dates.

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    Straight to the cork board till they get paid and then they get filed.

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