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How do you organize mail?

When it comes to being super organized, my life tends to be cyclical.  I will go through months when I am on top of it, and then times where I let things go a bit.

Mail is hard.  If I make one little pile and leave it overnight, it calls all of its friends and has a big party, and I am left with the mess.  (or so it seems)  Since we are adding on a room to our kitchen, I have really been thinking a lot about what I can do to create a space for mail.   I’ve been searching for ideas, and I thought I would share them with you!

Buckets seem to be a popular idea, and truth be told, I like that you can just throw it in there willy-nilly.  (yes, I googled how to spell that correctly – the hyphen surprised me.)

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The mailbox is cute, though I would be a bit afraid things would get lost in there.  But it is a good way to hide it.

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I love easy-to-do, practical ideas like this.  Create your mail sorting system on the back of a cabinet door!

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Basket sorting is similar to the bucket idea, I suppose, but my problem with this is it would not look very pretty on a counter.  Maybe if I had a cabinet or some kind of desk space I could close off?  Hmmmm…

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Built-in sorting of some sort would be fab!!

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Yet another practical and easy idea – file folders!

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Or stackable trays?

i heart organizing

i heart organizing

A pretty hanging basket would be spot-on for bulky magazines which we get by the DROVES!

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These are just desktop organizers attached to a wall!

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decorology

And of course, I love finding new uses for bulldog clips.

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This is a darling idea, and I could totally see how this would work great if I had plenty of well-planned categories.  Tutorial here.

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bright and blithe

I actually own Pottery Barn’s Daily System in white, which is pictured here, and it works pretty well.  (especially when you have it hung up on a wall, which I don’t right now)  My only complaint is I feel mail falls into the abyss in those slots.

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And last, but not least, I thought this could be a terrific plan for kids when they come home from preschool, or school, or church, or whatever, and they have a handful of work.  What if you taught them to walk in and put the work in their specific bag, and you could look at it as time allotted?  That way, you wouldn’t have a huge pile on your kitchen counter just waiting to be left overnight to have a party.  Yes?

the handmade home

the handmade home

What are your tips for organizing mail?  and keeping it organized?  Any ideas for me?

Written by Grace

 

 

Today I’m Dreaming Of…White Bedrooms…

…with a big white fluffy bed for me to crawl into and sleep and sleep.  (I’ve been nursing a sweet but sick little baby.)

I’ve always had a thing for white bedrooms.  Even when I was a little girl, I would dream of having a white bedroom, and I would imagine it just how I would want it.  (it had white plank wood floors, a canopy bed, and an elevated vanity area in case you were wondering)

Elle Decor

Elle Decor

I think the key to an all-white look is texture, texture, and more texture.  Plus a little variation in shade – ivory, cream, oyster, vanilla, ice white, etc.

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Elle Decor

Elle Decor

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David Coote

David Coote

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Elle Decor

coco cozy

coco cozy

Of course, my all-white bedroom would have to have some color, either through a turquoise milk glass dish on the bedside table, or some sort of greenery via a gorgeous fiddle leaf fig tree or maiden hair fern.  (because assuredly, my all-white bedroom has floor to ceiling windows…oh, and french doors where I can casually stroll onto my back veranda)

Elle Decor

Elle Decor

Veranda, designed by Susan Lovell

Veranda, designed by Susan Lovell

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Alex Hayden

Apartment Therapy

Apartment Therapy

Apartment Therapy

Apartment Therapy

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Lonny

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apartment132

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What about you?  Do you love white bedrooms?

Written by Grace

 

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