The mail always seems to be a problem in our house. Like Newman rants, “the mail never stops. It just keeps coming and coming and coming…”
It’s easy to toss the mail we don’t need into the recycling bin, but the mail we want to hang onto always seems to pile up in the kitchen with nowhere to go. Over the summer, I picked up this wire wall pocket and used it as a spot to stash mail we want to keep.
This system worked pretty well, but the hanging wall file wasn’t really large enough for us. What I was really dreaming about is Pottery Barn’s Daily System:
Or Ballard Design’s wood wall pockets:
But I didn’t want to shell out over $50 for either of these systems. Well, I nearly fainted when I went to Ross and in the home section found a knock-off of the Pottery Barn system on clearance for $17! I couldn’t believe my luck! I now have the
My knock-off mail organization system has two wooden wall pockets and a magnetic white board. It’s hung on rod just like the Pottery Barn system.
Rob and I each have our own pocket to stash our magazines and other mail. On the marker board, we’ve been jotting down our to-dos and reminders for appointments and when household bills are due. The marker board is magnetic too, so we can clip important items right where we’re sure to see them.
The mail always accumulated in the kitchen, so we hung our new mail organization system by our back door in the kitchen. We’re constantly letting the puppy outside through that door, so we’re sure to see any important reminders written or pinned to the white board.
I am totally in love with our mail organization system! It is helping to keep our kitchen free from paper clutter, but still lets us keep important mail at our fingertips. It’s the best $17 I’ve spent in a long time!
Do you have a system to keep your mail organized?
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