How to Stop the Paper Trail – Set Up a Mail Station

Monday I talked about reducing your mail clutter – hopefully you’ve been able to make some progress on your mail situation the last couple days.  Today, let’s talk about setting up a mail station.
Why set up a mail station?
Creating a space to drop your mail, pay your bills, etc. is a step towards less paper piles and a more organized household.
What’s in my mail station?
You need to decide what will most effectively work for you in your home for a mail station, but here are some ideas:
in/out containers
pens, pencils
paper shredder
letter opener
phone charger
addresses/phone numbers (rolodex)
catch-all container (chapstick, nail clipper, keys, extra garage door opener, wallet)
Here’s my mail station – I’ve labeled the picture so you can see where I’ve put my supplies.
What are some must-haves for you in your mail station?  Anything I left out?
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  1. That is a great idea, I’m glad that I found this. My wife and I have been having a hard time with house cleaning and we think it might help to have things scheduled out. That way we know when we want to get things done and it’s not as overwhelming. Thanks for sharing.

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