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From Christy Tidwell of Angleton, TX:
"Instead of filing my bills and medical, etc.,
in file folders, I have started using 3-ring binders. One binder
for bills with dividers for utilities, home, vehicles, insurance, credit
cards, and a separate binder, if necessary, (or could use the same
binder with it's own divider) for medical bills and explanations of
I have come to realize that there is a lot of
stuff that is actually not beneficial to file or maintain. In the
front of my binder I have a list I print out monthly with the bills that
are the same every month (due date, to whom, and amount).
Also listed are bills that are paid monthly "to
whom," the due date and a blank line for the amount that I fill in when
I receive the bills. Then I place the bills in the front pocket
ready to pay on payday! I hope this helps someone!"
From Karen Phillips of Flintstone, GA:
"Jewelry-sized gift boxes and lids make great
organizers for desk or sewing drawers to keep small, like items (e.g.,
paper clips, rubber bands, buttons, spools of thread). These can
also be used in small dresser drawers to keep jewelry that is similar,
such as stud earrings, hoop earrings or a matching set.
Even if the boxes and lids aren't all the same
size or shape, as long as they are square or rectangular, you can fit
them together nicely like puzzle pieces."