I really have a hard time with paper. I never have a "Hot Spot", I am under constant "Fire Hazard". I created a mail center over the summer and copied Toni over at A Bowl Full of Lemons here.
This was mine. It looked nice, but, for a piler, it wasn't what worked for me. I like to stash things until I get time. When you have little ones running under you all day, I need a place to put my piles until Wed. Wed. is my desk day.
This is what my counter looks like on a good day - ha ha.
The folders, I love because I keep my daycare files in there. It is the daily mail that drives me crazy.
I bought this over a three day weekend (here) back in the spring. I kept it by the chair in the den for magazines and even the remote. I didn't like the color so I just ignored it for a while.
After painting my passion sign, I really liked how the distressed red turned out and decided to practice on this. I think it was under $5.00, and, if I mess it up, I can always paint it white.
I love the how the dark color peeks out.
I even put a piece of felt on the bottom.
That front pocket is perfect for just a quick stash of mail. When Wednesday comes around, I will empty that one and pay, file or shred.
Now, I still need pockets. My daughter, Lee, got this for me and I just love it. I put my pens in it.
I got these from Santa. He knows how much I love office supplies. It even has a brown one (SMILING SO BIG).
I put my stamps, cards, paper for a quick list and calculator. Perfect.
Wow, what a difference. The little white and red box is for receipts. I love it and will definitely use it.