I am the most unorganized person when it comes to mail. I
seldom open usually don't open my mail until weeks or sometimes months after picking it up from the post office. Of course this causes all kinds of problems, several of my bills that I pay annually, almost lapsed, i.e. life insurance & home insurance. When I pay my utilities on line I always guess what I owe, I never know the exact amount until sometime after, once when I checked a bill I had a $120 credit! However, another time I didn't realize my son's health insurance had been increase by $30. I had to rush to bring the payments up to date to keep a claim from being denied...you can imagine my headaches.
What's the problem? When I go to the post to pick up mail I take it home, stack it neatly in or on top of my desk and I leave it there. Because I'm at a desk all day in the office, when I get home, my preference is to sit my weary behind on my sofa, I never
remember think about my mail until later.
To make a long story short, I was talking to my younger sister Sharon about my mail dilemma; she listened for a sec and said "Why don't you paint a box, and put your mail in it and keep it in your Family Room. On Saturday's when you're relaxing drinking your tea, you can take time to open your mail." Duh, why didn't I think of that???
Luckily I had just purchased a pair of tennis so I grabbed the shoe box
I base coated it white; used brick red for the top coat
I transferred the letters MAIL BOX on top of it
Then painted in the letters and added stencils
Took my shiny gold clip-on earring (that I never wear)
And dirtied it with paint
It took me a while to decide on how I wanted to line my Mail Box. Initially I was going to use some lining fabric I had, then I changed my mind and decided on burlap. But then I remembered my older sister Teresa had sent me some items in a Whole Food Market bag. I had been meaning to throw this bag away, but kept holding onto it.
It was Perfect!
Boy am I glad I held onto the bag!
I didn't want the box to be glossy so I finished it off with a matte varnish and then added a belt just in case I wanted to carry Mail Box around from room to room.
Going forward, every Saturday, I'll be in my Family Room, resting my butt, while sipping my tea and opening my long overdue mail.
You wanna see all the mail I gotta open?
Even when you LET YOUR CREATIVITY FLOW you gotta get organized!