I'm not OCD but I am responsible for just about everything that happens in our household now that my dear hubby has an Alzheimer's disease diagnosis. I started paying all the bills about two years ago and this is what I find works. . .
I keep a reminder on my e-calendar to pay bills every 2 weeks (matching pay periods at work) and line up the bills that need to be paid in that time-frame -- everything is managed electronically!
I keep a spreadsheet for all credit cards -- noting what's been put on them and when they will be "clear" trying to keep my credit score improving.
I keep a spreadsheet for two separate bank accounts -- one for household matters, one for business related to an apartment for which I am the landlady.
I have as much of my money as possible managed electronically -- direct deposit from work, Pay-Pal arrangements with my renter, automatic deductions for savings (both general savings and retirement savings) and many auto-pay arrangements for long-term purchases like the car.
Hubby is inclined to keep everything (some Alzheimer's-related hoarding tendencies as well as being a child of the Great Depression) so whenever I can get him out of the house (away with his son for the weekend), I'll clean a room he enjoys using and get as much of the debris out of the way as possible (mostly it is paper). When he gets home he's delighted that it is clean and doesn't even remember the mess that was there before!
I shop more simply than I ever did before -- I used to do a lot of home cooking, fancy recipes and make-ahead meals. Now I certainly still make most of our meals at home but they are very simple. We eat a lot of soup, frozen entrees, fruit, cereal, basic stuff that does not require much time to prepare or clean-up.
I don't know if these suggestions help you or not, but they have become important coping skills for me as I adjust to not only being the "head of the household" but essentially in charge of everything!
Simple kindness to one's self and all that lives is the most powerful transformational force of all.
-David R. Hawkins
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