It was time to clean out my night stand from bills that were piling up. I was starting to forget to open those envelopes and transfer them to my filing box. (I still paid my bills thanks to my planner.)
Notice how I used sticky notes as my tabs. Lame! I needed a makeover and with the boyfriend out for the evening having a guy's night, I had all the time in the world. My one and only stop: The Container Store. And lucky for me, there was an office sale going on!
I started separating file folders for student loans, credit cards, car information and income tax forms. Other miscellaneous paperwork that had no home but felt was too important to throw away I decided to put in a box. It keeps the room looking clean.
As for the envelope holder that you saw earlier in the photo with all the office supplies I bought, it's sitting on my nightstand with future payments that need to be made. It reminds me that I have pending bills to pay for when for whatever reason I am not looking at my ever-so-colorful-and-organized planner. Just in case!