For those of you, like us, who are slow to get on the "paying bills online" bandwagon; here's a way to keep track of them so you won't miss a payment.
When the bill comes in open it immediately. Take out any advertisements and fluff, check to make sure the bill is correct, place the bill inside the envelope, and label the date to be mailed on the envelope. Simple.
This little bill holder has a history that is only appreciated and loved by me. My grandpa made this napkin holder in shop class in 1917. Grandma and Grandpa married shortly after high school graduation and used it to hold their napkins. Many years later, while visiting Grandma, we decorated it with crushed up Easter egg shells and covered it with a glue/water mixture to seal it. Grandma never broke down to buy Modge Podge because she had been making her own version for years.
My kids think it's weird looking, but every time I look at it I remember happy times with Grandma. She really taught me the joy of making things with my hands.
Maybe one day we'll pay our bills online, but for now we'll do it the old fashioned way with an old fashioned holder.