Wednesday, June 12, 2013

The Mail Station

Anyone else have piles of mail taking over their kitchen counter?  I couldn't take it anymore.  We were in need of a designated area to drop mail until we are B.J. is ready to tackle the craziness.  The end of our kitchen peninsula just wasn't working for me anymore. 

We have a little counter nook in between our pantry and fridge that is perfect for a mail station.  It's relatively hidden so the piles of crap shouldn't bother me quite as bad.  Especially since it will be a place actually dedicated to mail, keys, sunglasses, etc.  Real people need places to drop their crap, am I right?

Once upon a time this counter space was a little coffee nook.  It had our regular coffee maker as well as our Keurig machine.  After a little rearranging a few months back, it wasn't a coffee nook any longer but it still housed our Keurig.  I tucked that under the counter (because we only use it for guests usually) and this is what the space was looking like.

That's when I took a little trip to T.J. Maxx in search of a mail organizer.  A place like T.J. can be hit or miss, luckily I found exactly what I was looking for.

The organizer has two large slots, perfect for mail, receipts, and important papers.

And yes, I said receipts.  My husband is one of those crazy super organized people that save receipts and write them in the, eh hem, check book register.  I bet you didn't even know check book registers existed anymore.  Moving on.  I used some washi tape to make labels on the cardstock that came with the organizer.  Super quick and easy.

I but a small plate in front for B.J.'s wallet and keys and a basket for sunglasses and headphones.  There's also a charger here for our phones or iPad.

So far I'm loving our new mail station.  B.J. said I can't make it too pretty or he'll forget the mail is even there.  Can't let that happen. Pin It

1 comment:

  1. Super cute! I keep saying I need to make our counter "nook" more organized. My husband is a receipt keeping fool, too.