In keeping in line with the February Organizing Challenge of Mail and Paper, I collected 7 tools to create a paper and mail station. There are a ton more solutions out there, but these 7 tools are my favorite for creating a capture and holding place for paper!
Paper should be easy to find, easy to deal with and easy to put back if you’re keeping it. If your system is not easy, simple, and accessible, you will NOT follow through. It’s human nature and you’ll end up making a pile to file later, which, we both know, won’t happen!
A couple of things to remember are 1) If you’re visual, then you will need to have paper in plain sight or you’ll forget about it. 2)closed containers are fine if you aren’t a visual person. Make it EASY, EASY, EASY!
Love these clips boards. Can be used in the kitchen, an office, or anywhere!
Open top filing box is great for you visual folks! No lid!
Awesome use of magazine holders. You can even mount them to the walls or just line them up along a shelf.
Of course I love this modular system from Pottery Barn. But before you order it, really think about which components you will actually use. You probably don’t need every piece.
These acrylic wall organizers are one of my favorites. I have used them in offices and homes and they come in singles or like this one, in sets of three. What’s great is that they are easy to label and see-through, so they’re great for you visual people! I usually get them at Office Max, but any office supply store should have them.
This is from the company, Thirty One Gifts, and I think it’s an awesome way to organize paper and also create a command center for your family.
I love this pretty desktop file from Container Store. Any desktop file with about 7-8 files in it makes a terrific way to quickly organize incoming paper and is small enough to sit on a countertop and not fill up with junk.
If you haven’t committed to the February Organizing Challenge and want to, be sure to leave a comment telling me your are participating!