This lovely superfluous spot is found just outside the master bathroom (though this bathroom isn't so deserving of the word "master"). First of all, it is good lighting and ventilation for a "blow dry" (which happens pretty much only on Sundays). The little marble shelf shelters our laundry baskets (piles in and of themselves) and some piles of ABF (already-been-folded) laundry were moved four feet from our bed to this spot for some reason. I can't remember what is under the clothes but next to them is a little wooden box that is supposed to house little wooden drawers. It is from IKEA and the little nails are beasts to hammer in and there are about 100 of them. So, I do a few every week or so.
Moving on to our bedroom dresser. There is an ever evolving pile here (so much for my framed photo display/candle effort). Here they are hats in their boxes that I sifted through last night for the sake of a Halloween costume.
Though this is a pile, it is a contained semi-organized pile. My kids take their shoes off and are fairly good about putting them here. It is not neat, but it is the shoe area. It always looks like this unless we are having company (so it pretty much always looks like this).
This is my favorite pile (besides of course three little bodies piled in a wrestling match on top of Craig). It is the bead/ribbon/craft tool pile. It sits on a little desk in the corner of our living room. It gets little attention but is always there ready just in case!
Will you show me your piles?