DIY Mail Sorting Station from a Fence Post

DIY mail sorting station fence post repurposed upcycled rustic pottery barn

Are you organized? I consider myself a pretty organized/clean person but my husband is mega-almost-OCD organized.  Its a good thing because he keeps our house in tip top shape when he’s home…but when he’s not I may let things get a little cluttered.  Okay, a lot cluttered.  But can you blame me? Running around after three little guys keeps me busy!

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.

build oyur own diy mail sorting station fence post stain cut wood

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.

I’m thinking this will go on the wall in the tech room where I have our filing cabinets and desktop computer but I’m intending a bit of a makeover on that room coming up so we’ll see!

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!


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