Be There in Five® Reminder and Affirmation Doormats

Chicago, Illinois
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Note from shop owner Hello! Putting the shop on pause in order to make some changes that will allow us to better assimilate with Etsy's new shipping policies and transitioning some of our processes to enable faster fulfillment. Check for updates and for any specific questions, e-mail kate [!at] xoxo Kate

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Aug 4, 2022

Hello! Putting the shop on pause in order to make some changes that will allow us to better assimilate with Etsy's new shipping policies and transitioning some of our processes to enable faster fulfillment. Check for updates and for any specific questions, e-mail kate [!at] xoxo Kate

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About BeThereInFive

Sales 9,564
On Etsy since 2013

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[I'll] Be There in Five: Doormats dedicated to making your day a little less stressful and your home a little safer.

I wake up every day under the delusion that I can do everything in five minutes. I lie in bed, convincing myself that I take minutes to get ready, and an hour later I emerge from my apartment. I assume public transit will be on my side, and I am shocked everyday that it is still crowded and inefficient. I'll need to make a deadline at work and will manage to spend an hour contemplating if serif fonts look like they’re trying too hard. I will tell someone I’ll meet them for dinner at 7, knowing full well I’ll leave five minutes before and am ten miles away. The worst part is, I genuinely think I can fit it all in. I don’t have a malicious bone in my body. I wouldn’t dare think my time is more valuable than someone else’s. I just tend to let my mind wander and my attention to detail take over until I find myself in a full-blown sprint to my destination.

Sure, what I blame on my creative spirit can be misconstrued as disrespectful, but I think there are a lot of people like me out there. Those of us that enjoy our 9-5s but are creatives at our very core. So we get creative with the little things; with our outfits, our meals, our communication, our spare time. This attention to detail makes it nearly impossible to leave the house on time and sometimes makes us forget the big things.

My door mats are simple and straightforward; I made them for myself and loved ones as reminders of the key things forgotten when running out the door. Be There in Five is here to remind you to simply remember your lunch. I'm here to remind you that you're going to do something amazing today. And, at the very least, I'm here to remind you not to let running late accidentally burn down your apartment (turn off your curling iron!).

So Be There in Five is dedicated to all the thoughts and things, people and places, ideas and ideals that make me a slave to this phrase. And to all the people out there like me, whose curiosity creates an ill concept of time.

Let me know your thoughts, and I’ll let you know mine. I’ll be there in 5, I swear.

Shop members

  • Katherine

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Kate is a media & advertising professional by day, doormat maker by night/weekend. She lives in Chicago and hand paints the mats along with the help of her mother, Colleen.

  • Colleen

    VP, Mother, Doormat Maker Extraordinaire

    Kate considers her mom Colleen to be her creative inspiration, since Colleen is famous for her incredible ability to make everyday life special through creative detail. Colleen resides in North Carolina & helps Kate paint door mats in her spare time.

Production partners

  • Screenprinter

    Asheville, NC

    We recently started working with a printer from Kate's home state (North Carolina!) to provide an option with a faster processing time than the painted mats. This screenprinter has been making high quality mats for 25 years and uses Kate's designs.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 10, 2022
Hi There! Thank you for your interest in Be There in Five! Here are a few things that are helpful to know about my shop prior to purchasing the item:

Please take note if you are ordering a printed (listing will say PRINTED) or hand painted item, as they have different processing times. The printed mats are shipped within 3-5 days. Hand painted items have a 5-10 day processing time and custom items have a 2 week processing time to take into account the time it takes to stock, paint, seal, dry and ship the rugs, but am usually able to get them out in 1-2 weeks.

If you have a birthday/wedding/bridal shower/special occasion that you absolutely need this for in the near term, please contact me and I'll see what I can do. As my shop name suggests, I also tend to do things last minute, so I try to be understanding :)

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
If item arrives damaged or not as described, please contact me and I'll pay for return shipping and will be happy to replace it.
Be There in Five ships via USPS in a small shipping tube and is calculated when you enter your destination at checkout. In the US the door mats ship priority mail and will arrive within 3-4 business days after I send you the tracking number. Internationally, it's estimated at 7-10 business days but I do not have any control over things that get held up in Customs. Pricing includes insurance if the product is lost or arrives damaged, so please let me know if this is the case so I can file a claim and get you a new door mat.

USPS does not always scan packages in transit so package may show up as only having the shipping label created even though it is on it's way.

I am not responsible for any Customs handling fees applied internationally. Please familiarize yourself with your country's international shipping policies prior to ordering.
Additional policies and FAQs
CUSTOMIZATIONS: The specifications on my listing are what I currently sell, so please contact me asking about any customizations BEFORE purchasing your doormat. I can make small exceptions with paint color and can customize the phrase for an additional fee, but may not be able to accommodate requests that are made in the comments section of the order, so please ask first :)

CLEANING: If your mat is printed, brush or shake off dirt and rinse off with a hose. These are very waterproof and do not need additional cleaning. Indoor and custom mats are hand painted, so please be mindful of that when using it to wipe feet and keep it indoors as suggested. Mats are stain-resistant and sealed to withstand light wear and tear. Spot clean as needed with mild soap or detergent and water; do not use bleach; air dry. The paint will fade if washed in the washing machine.

E-mail contact [!at] with any questions.