My wife and I have constantly had this struggle of there always being a stack of mail being left on the countertop, taking hostage of our counter space, so I thought to myself, "How can I make sure the mail is organized in a place that's a functional and looks good too?" This was the result! Now our countertops are clear of mail and we both know where to go to retrieve a bill to pay, or where to put outgoing mail once a stamp is put on it. And the issue of never being able to find a stamp? There is an added benefit of you being able to slide the book of stamps through a few strings to hold it tight in the same spot so your never constantly searching, or worse, constantly buying yet ANOTHER book from stamps because you "don't have any."