Monday, April 25, 2011

Hmmm, maybe I do like a lil organization ....

Every time we got mail, it either ended up here:


or here:


It started to aggravate me that we did not have a proper place to store our mail.

The dining table was NOT the place for our mail.

So I headed to Marshalls to see if I could find something that would help make our lives a little less disorganized.

For $9.99, we have a bit more organization in our lives.




It feels good to have a little place for our mail and I am happy to say that it is working. No mail has been on our dining table or the bar for one week! :0)

Now it's time to figure out that office/den of ours. It is a disorganized mess. I'll share when I figure out the organizing secret for that room.

24 comments:

Tiffany said...

That's a really cute mail holder! Hubby bought one for himself last year, but mail still ends up in the kitchen and living room. Grrrrr!!!

Faith said...

i wasn't going to place it on the wall in the beginning but i know that if i put the mail holder on the table that is where all the mail would end up!

we even went as far to say that the first row is for bills, second row is for second important mail and last row is misc, not urgent.

i'll kick hubby if any mail ends up on the bar or the table!

Frugalista said...

I need one!! I've thought about it but since I didn't know where to put it I haven't acted on it. And it needs to be very conveniently located. I hate clutter. I usually get the mail so I put mine away and then take hubby's up to his desk but it's annoying to HAVE to move it right then....cause it bugs me. As is I only check my mail about 3x a week 'cause I hate the sorting process.

Megan said...

So cute, Faith! We need one. I'm always griping about the mail and tell my hubby "either put it where it should go and throw it away."

Melissa said...

I need one of those! I just cleared off a HUGE pile of mail from our dining room table a few minutes ago!

Ashley said...

Seriously so cute! I had my husband make us one when we couldn't find one we liked. I love yours!

redwhitebride said...

so cute! we have a smaller version at the door, but it doesn't hold that much so mails are still going into the living room :(

Mrs. K said...

I need to get organized too. We have debates over the mail at least once per month. I hate clutter too. This is a good idea.

Cat said...

Love your new "mail" home!!!! Our mail always gets buried on the dinning room table, we need to make this same $10 investment...just think of the sanity we are buying :)

xx Cat brideblu

Milk and Honey Mommy said...

Faith,

How simple was that? We have the same problem w/mail not having a true home. It looks like you fixed that problem so easily and for only $10 bucks. I agree w/Cat - the sanity saver is priceless.

Lil' Woman said...

I need one of those too...my mail ends up everywhere! :_

jacin {lovely little details} said...

haha i do the same thing, and the funny part is, i got one of those organizer things and pat listed it as one of his least favorite things of mine, because i just end up dumping all the mail there instead, and something always ends up getting overlooked haha :)

K. Rock said...

I so need to follow your lead with that. Our mail goes everywhere too.

Kathy C. said...

What a great addition! Organization is so addictive!! :)

Nini said...

OMG that is so cute. I'll have to invest in one...you don't want to see our kitchen counter...or the dining room table...LOL. Its downright awful!

love jenny xoxo said...

I have the same thing going on at my house!!! Very cute solution! I'll have to try my luck with marshall's too!!

XOXO

Jaryce21 said...

great idea! Don't ya just love organization. I am a firm believer that everything should have its own place! It makes my day that much more enjoyable. I can't wait until Ramon and I close on this house! I'm sure my organization OCD will kick in immediately. Sometimes, I scare the hubs. lol

Ashley said...

Ooo love it! Super cute! I'm super anal about everything having its own home...even at work! lol.

Dana said...

Looks good.

Dana said...

Looks good.

Monique said...

This is a great organization tool! Well done lady. I've been saying we need something for the mail but not quite doing anything about it....will definitely get on it!

Dani @ OK, Dani said...

Super cute.
We throw the mail here there and everywhere....I should prolly do something about that..huh.

:shrug:

Brandi @ Home Team Dreams said...

Very cute Faith! I have a cute little box sitting on our counter for our mail but having something mounted would be great! It would definitely clear up some counter space! Thanks for the idea hun!

Nancy said...

Great Idea!