Tuesday, January 25, 2011

ORGANIZATION: Mail Station/Mobile Command Center Day #17

Mail Station/Mobile Command Center Day #17

Today's challenge is the Mail Station. I now have 2 systems in place thanks to Toni over at "A Bowl Full of Lemon's" blog. She coincidentally is also who has helped me get UBER organized in this New Year with her "21 Day Organizational Challenge".
This is the system I have had in place for several years now. It still works, but didn't handle all my needs.

There is a spot for my mail & the hubby's. Also the files hold more long time filing needs.

Here is where I store my labels & stamps.

This works great for sorting mail & for long time filing. What I needed help with was this!

All that counter top mail/paper clutter that was stuff that I didn't have a spot to file. Things I needed to go back to or was something I needed at my finger tips. What I am talking about is: coupons, those sign & return forms for school, info on school that I needed to read, kids art/keepsakes that I had yet to file, Internet coupons or promos, birthday invites for my boys, etc.

So I am still going to use my original system. I am just adding on another system to make it even better!

 This Fabulous, & Genius idea is EXACTLY what I needed. Something I can bring out or move when I am using it. (So I can keep it near me when I am on my computer for quick reference). But also a "mobile" option that I can easily pick up & move to it's home when I am not using it. See below:

Here it is stored in my Media Closet with my mail sorter!

Toni gives you all the info needed to recreate this great idea here!

Here is what I did to get mine!
I got all my supplies at Target.
-The mobile filing tote
-The calendar (Dollar Spot)
-Calendar Stickers (Dollar Spot)
-The pens
-The file folders (inside the filing tote already)

Here is a side view....LOVE the handles...makes moving easy peasy!

He she is all put together & in use!

My filing categories: Outgoing mail, To file, Sign & Return, Tyler (oldest son), Colin (youngest son), Michelle, Coupons, Internet Coupons/Promos, etc

I HEART this new system! It truly makes my kitchen more tidy & all my "paper" organized! Thanks again Miss Toni for the FABULOUS idea!!!  Keep em coming!


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1 comment:

  1. Just following you from 'A bowl full of lemons'. I'm going to join in the weekly challenges aswell and I would like to see what other people are doing to organise their homes. I would love it if you would follow me too at www.anorganisedmum.blogspot.com
    It will be great if we all give each other encouragement.


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