An Organized Family Mount mail boxes, file holders, or matching baskets to a wall near the back door. Assign each family member a container and fill with essential items. Train kids to drop mail and important papers in the appropriate containers. Leave useful items for children -- such as lunch money, signed documents, or umbrellas -- and encourage them to check their container before leaving for the day.
This is a hanging vertical garden with soda bottle planters designed by studio Rosenbaum for a low income household in Brazil. Perfect if you have sunny walls, but not a lot of ground. The bottles are suspended from strings. Clever upcycling.