Well here we are, at the beginning of a new week. I, like the rest of you, have a million and one things swirling about my grey matter that needs to get accomplished this week. Some MUST get accomplished while others SHOULD get done. Wouldn't you know my first accomplishment of the week is a SHOULD and not a MUST? I think the SHOULDS are usually a little more fun than the MUSTS!
We have this corner of counter space in our kitchen that is our dumping ground. I've added baskets, a cute rosy pen holder and even a couple of thrifted IKEA drawers to try to keep things tidy, but it still ends up like this.
papers, coupons, mail, business cards, notes, tape measures, receipts, to do lists, calenders, reminders......all piled up here next to my cooker. uuuuuuggggggg! so unsightly!
Earlier this summer, I happened upon a set of two factory age industrial time card holders. The gentleman I purchased them from told me he worked for a local factory and when it closed down about 20 years ago, he was one of the final 5 workers still there. He said they took everything that wasn't bolted down. He'd had the time card holders sitting in a corner of his garage all these years. I, of course, was drawn to their industrial look and utilitarian function. Immediately, I knew someone would use them in their home as a mail sorter. Silly me took both of them to my booth to sell without giving my own kitchen paper mess a second thought.
Until last week when the lingering, nagging annoyance that is my kitchen paper mess had just about gotten the best of me. While fluffing the booth, I realized one of them hadn't sold and maybe I should just take her home and give her a try.
Only two of her original numbers remained, so we just duplicated the font and printed a new set of numbers on a brownish paper. Cutting them was a bit tedious, but worth the effort.
Now we have 25 slots to organize incoming and outgoing mail, bills, empty envelopes and coupons.
This is the doorway to our laundry / mudroom / daily exit, so it should be easy to remember to grab the outgoing mail as we're leaving. We'll see how it goes......
Hope you all have a good week!
~ keep dreaming ~
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