Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Refrigerator Bills KANBAN

Ever wondered how to recall what bills to pay or what bills you have already paid ? Do you always have confusion if a bill is already paid by your roommate or by your wife or husband ? What to do in such circumstances ? Well the answer is Refrigerator KANBAN. KANBAN literally means "signboard" or "billboard", is a concept related to lean and just-in-time (JIT) production.

What you need is few fridge magnets (one to associate with each bill type, e.g. Telephone bill or a cable bill), A permanent marker and a double door refrigerator J

Inscribe all the bill names on the fridge magnet with the help of permanent marker like below,

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Now, you just need to place these magnets on the top door of your refrigerator and wait for bills to arrive. Why fridge ? Because that's one unit after television that you use the most. Whenever you would open the refrigerator door to grab a beer you would see the unpaid bills.

So, whenever you pay a bill; move the respective magnet into the 2nd door which implies that you have paid the bill. If you do not have double door fridge then you can just draw a line indicating 1 half as not paid and other is paid.

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This way you are always aware what bills are paid irrespective of who paid it. You no longer need to call your roomy or family to check if a bill is paid or not and of course the way around. When all bills are paid move all the magnets back to the upper half for next month’s cycle.

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