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Upcycled Mail Sorting System

Jennifer —  September 9, 2011

Raise your hands if you get sick of a cluttered kitchen table because you don’t have a good “entry system”?  Both hands of mine are up.  Our kitchen table can get filled with bags, mail, keys, and junk that we bring in daily.  After 3½ years of living here I finally wanted to remedy that.  The laundry room reorganization gave me that motivation.  So, I went to target and TJ Max looking for a cheap solution.  Yes, they did have options, but nothing in my color scheme.  Target’s real simple had purple, gray, black and a turquoise.  None of those were the colors I wanted.  I know I am cheap, but $9.99 for something that isn’t perfect I just can’t do.  Really, it would end up being $20.00 because I needed two.  All the other options were metal or plastic and I wanted something a little softer.  TJ Max did not have much to choose from this time around.  Our TJ Max and Target are right next door.  Isn’t that convenient?  So I went back to Target for sure that I missed something…and I did.  I found the clear mail/file sorter for 2.99.  I can’t beat that price.  I knew that I had some fabric at home that I could use to cover them so I snagged them and went home.  Here was my material list.

  • Two plastic Mail/File bins Re-Style from Target: $2.99 a piece – $6.00
  • Fabric remnant:  Had it.  I literally used ¼yard of upholstery fabric (This could go in one of those books…”what you can do with a yard of fabric”) -$0
  • Craft Spray Adhesive:  Had it
  • Scissors
  • Hot Glue Gun

DIY Laundry Cart

Jennifer —  September 7, 2011


As I previewed here, I was working on a wide range of projects this weekend.  My main area of focus is my laundry room.  I know that I am slowly revealing the renovation that happened over a year ago but there has been lots of reorganization in the last week.  The major renovation got all the “key players” where the need to be (i.e…desks, laundry, floor, entrance into kitchen, and exit into backyard)  The reorganization process is to make it all usable, cohesive, comfortable and pretty to the eye.  I needed some laundry supply storage.  I thought about various different ways to make this happen.  For a year we have had a shelf above our washer and dryer.  You can see it in this picture.

 

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