This is right inside my apartment, on the wall next to my door. This area serves two important purposes for me: helping me organize my mail, and helping me maintain a positive frame of mind.
I know a lot of people like to sort their mail into more categories, but since there's only one adult in this house, I really don't need to sort it too much- I just need a place to put it so I don't lose it and/or get toddler messes all over it, and a reminder to deal with it before it turns into a mountain of no return. I put everything that hasn't been dealt with in the "in" box, and put anything that I need to mail in the "out" box. I got these simple file holders and then put washi tape around the edges. I labeled them with black contact paper and a chalk pen.
I love having little reminders next to my front door that help me stay positive and focused on what's important. I actually got the collage of the girls and I for free when Walgreens ran a promotion, and hung that up with the same washi tape I used on the mail folders. The frame is from the dollar store, with some leftover scrapbook paper inside. I write different verses and quotes that I come across to inspire me.
It's nothing fancy, but I love how functional and happy this space is. What do you have closest to your front door?