Monday, September 15, 2014

DIY: 3-Tier Wall Sorter for Mail Storage

I have been on a fierce quest to get organized. It's not that I wasn't before, but it makes life so much easier the more organized things are. One of my bigger tasks was to redo my fabric area. The cube storage system I have by ClosetMaid has made all the difference in the world. Not only does my sewing room look neater, but I can efficiently find what I'm looking for without wasting time figuring out where I stored it in the first place. My other creative area I store the rest of my fabrics and paint supplies are in a bookshelf-turned-clothing-storage-turned-TV-shelf-turned-creative station - yes I know it had been many things. It is a very versatile and transformable piece of furniture.

Mail can be a pain when you get it but don't have time to look at it right away. I prefer to be able to have a place to keep my mail - like coupons and magazines. Sometimes there are not enough hours in the day to do everything and that includes reading mail. It started piling up on my dresser to the point where it was about to topple over. Instead of leaving it there to turn into a mountain of mail, the best way to keep it in line was to sort and stack.

I searched the Internet for ways to organize and I stumbled across this shelf storage from The Container Store. This 3-Tier Mesh Wall Sorter has been a huge help with maximizing some of my unused wall space and holding all of my mail. I headed to my local store to see how it looked and it fit perfectly for what I needed.


(The direct link to this item is here.)


White is a very polished look, but for me it is a little too polished and needs more color.  A lot more color. So what did I do? I grabbed my cans of spray paint and had a colorful time. 




My work space was outside - which is the best ventilation. There is an old bench in the backyard, so it has become my painting station. If you want to spray paint and don't have a spare bench, a large piece of cardboard is just as good.




I started with lavender, then neon yellow, black, and later I added pink. The color possibilities are endless. When involving color, it is completely up to you to determine what you want. I know most of are thinking why not add in teal to my shelf? You will see why I decided to switch it up.




So this is how it ended up. I love the pop of color all over. This sorter came with all the hardware required to mount it. I recommend using a power screwdriver to help. It makes a world of difference and will save your arms, (I speak from personal experience).  Here is the final result.



I mounted it right by the door, which is optimal so it won't find its way to any other part of my room without me moving it. The color combination compliments the wall very well and my coupons, letters, and magazine appreciate not being in a giant pile but organized for easy access.

How do you store you mail?










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