Yes, I can practically hear you asking why simply keeping your bills together will save you money. But the answer is quite simple. When you keep your bills scattered all over your house, without a “home” for them, you can quite easily miss due date you didn’t plan to, and that will result in extra service charges and fees added to your bills. And that is money you could have saved simply by being more organized.
Where should you keep your bills? Not only do you want to keep your bills somewhere it is convenient for the time when you actually pay your bills, but it is also important that you keep your bills where it is convenient for you to put them in the first place.
If your office is on a different level and on the opposite side of the house to your front door, chances are you won’t take the bills from the mailbox and carry them directly to your office. Chances are much greater you’ll deposit them on the stairs, on the kitchen counter, or on the coffee table instead, simply for convenience sake. So find a space that makes more sense for you to put the bills would you bring them into the house. And even if you pay the bills in your office, you will still know exactly where to find them all when it comes time to pay them.
By keeping yourself and your bills organized, you can lessen the chance you’ll end up paying those costly fees and service charges that you end up paying simply because you are disorganized and simply didn’t pay your bills on time.