Where to put the mail?

  • My DH and I are trying to solve the problem of where to put the mail, both when it first comes in and after it's been opened but before we've "dealt" with it.

    Here's the situation.
    I have a desk (and my mail goes to my desk where it sits in a messy pile )
    DH does not have or want a desk.
    We have a toddler and we don't want the mail to be in his reach.
    There's no place in the kitchen to put it (which is good because I don't want it in the kitchen anyway).

    I've been considering purchasing a picnic basket to keep the mail in. This way it would be portable yet out of the way.

    Are there any other solutions?