Thursday, January 20, 2011

Day #17 ~ Getting Organized Challenge (The mail station)

Today's challenge is the mail station.  Right after Christmas, we purchased a wall organizer for this purpose.  I will admit right now that I haven't really been using it properly.  So today I spent some time thinking about how best to use the slots.  Then I whipped up some labels in Excel, matted them on scrapbook paper, and laminated them.

Here is the before....pretty bland and boring:
 And here it is after slapping on the labels.  Looks so much better doesn't it?!

 I made Katelin a box and not the other kids because she is the only that goes to school (preschool that is).  We will have to figure it out later when the other 2 are in school too.
 I really like the ideas that Toni over at a Bowl Full of Lemons uses with the portable file...but we just don't have much counter space.  As my kids get older and I need to a box for each of them, we may have to switch to that.  But for now...I think this will work.

What do you guys all do for your mail?  Have you found a way to fight the paper piles?  I will update you all in a few weeks to let you know if this is working for us or not.


  1. That's awesome! Such a great organizer. I love the labels. Great job!

  2. That looks great. I am actually going to be posting what I do tomorrow on Toni's blog. I was inspired to show my procedure from her today. I'd love for you to share some of your organizing challenges on my Organizing Mission-Monday link party. I keep it open until Sat. Hope to see you there. I'm not on blogger, so you won't get a good link over.

  3. You did a great job! It's funny how simple things like putting labels on something can make such a big difference, huh? Love it!

    I also wanted to say a big THANKS for displaying This Fresh Fossil's button and linking to me! You totally made my day. :)


  4. where did you find your organizer? I LOVE it!! :)