For me, one of the mysteries of parenthood has been where to put all of the crap that comes along with having kids. A particular peeve is paper. It is everywhere. It comes from darling little art projects, the pediatrician, school, school and more paper from school.
Lucky for me, my older kids don't bring home that much paper for me to deal with anymore but my little cutie wants to be an artist like Mommy.
There are coloring books and freestyle drawings galore and I am often at a loss for where to put them. Out of desperation I shoved some things that have yet to find long term storage in my "current magazines" file that is out so I can just grab that Elle Decor from last month.
It was an "Aha moment".
I found some really nice magazine files and that will be home to coloring books and recent crayon portraits of our family.
|via Apartment Therapy|
If you don't have children to de-clutter after these could certainly be a temporary spot to corral mail and folded newspapers neatly until you have a chance to look them over.
Yes, there are chicer things in the world but my house is a bit neater now.