Or maybe I just need a system fullstop. Apparently what I do have at the moment isn't working for me :( I just received a disconnection notice in the mail from the electricity company :( And it would seem that we are now on a shorter payment cycle until we pay a certain amount in a row, because we've apparently had three late notices in a row! The good news (for me) is that the account is not in my name LOL
It's not like we can't pay our bills. I just completely forget about them, and then bam... a late notice arrives and I remember, and I pay it. I never used to be like this. In fact, this is DH's game. He doesn't like paying bills... so he doesn't pay them. Which is why I manage all the finances around here. I've always payed things on time. But these days bills come in, I note them in my head, put them on the desk and then they disappear into the abyss. Until a late notice arrives. I even bought myself an organiser system where you can put the bills into a folder and stick them in the week that they are due. But this requires me to actually do that - stick them in the folder and put them in the week they are due, followed up by actually checking the folder each day/week/whenever. That's the part I seem to be having an issue with.
So anyway, we have electricity until the next billing cycle comes around, at least LOL But does anyone have a tried and tested system that works and they want to share? I know part of my problem is being pro-active, which I seem to not be. I'll work on that one. Might start with cleaning up this desk.