This last time he was out in the field for a few weeks I decided I needed a better system for keeping track of our mail. I’m always nervous I’ll miss a bill or important document that needs attention when my hubby is away. I found these awesome metal buckets on Pick Your Plum (affiliate link) a few months ago so all I needed to do was build a base. My scrap wood pile in the garage is getting sparse but I did have a few fence posts I bought at Lowes a few weeks ago (for only $1 each I knew I could find a use for them!) so I figured they would do the trick.
I cut the wood into three pieces and used the smallest piece as a base to hold the two larger pieces together. I then stained it with Kona wood stain. Once dry I coated it with polyurethane and added a few nails to hang my metal bucket on. Chipboard letter labels finished it off.
Do you have a good system for keeping track of mail and other things that need attention? I’d love to hear how you handle your important papers!