Easy DIY Mail Organizer Basket
Jun 262015
 

During my last trip to the thrift store, I picked up this bright neon pink basket for $1.50, not really sure what to do with it. But I did know that for $1.50, there was enough potential to make it worth my while! :)

DIY Mail Organizer Basket

DIY Mail Organizer Basket


When I came home, and was trying to sort through the pile of mail that had collected on the kitchen counters, I realized that that basket could be put to great use as a DIY Mail Organizer Basket. I could even hang it on the wall to completely free up my counters! Sounded good to me! Here is how this all went down!

Easy DIY Mail Organizer Basket

Easy DIY Mail Organizer Basket

Easy DIY Mail Organizer Basket


First thing I did was to cut off one of the handles, so it can hang flatly and evenly against the wall.

DIY Mail Organizer Basket

DIY Mail Organizer Basket

Next, I simply spray painted it with my Oil-Rubbed Bronze paint.
{TIP: I hung the basket using a piece of string from a branch in my yard. Yes, I may have looked weird to my neighbors, but this way, I was able to get all of the sides of the basket in one fell swoop. And I didn’t have to really be subjected to any fumes!}
I also tied two layers of twine around the basket, and stuck on a chalkboard label to the front of the basket. I used a red permanent marker to write “Mail” on the front! It’s simple and cute, and definitely gets the job done!

DIY Mail Organizer Basket

DIY Mail Organizer Basket

And here it in its final place… hanging on the wall right off the kitchen. It’s the perfect spot for us because we are always bringing mail in or out of the house right by those steps, and now I have a spot to drop that mail there, until I am ready to process it!

DIY Mail Organizer Basket

DIY Mail Organizer Basket

Here is another DIY Mail Organizer I’ve made in the past:
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And if you need help organizing your mail and other household documents, check these posts out:
Establishing a Mail Sorting & Processing System
Household Acitivty Centers: Tips for Home Organization
Home Office Elements: How to Organize your Home Series







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 June 26, 2015  Posted by

2 Responses to “Easy DIY Mail Organizer Basket”

  1. This is such a fabulous idea!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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