DIY Indoor Mail Station

Darla DeMorrow
by Darla DeMorrow
5 Minutes
Is your mailbox outside your house cluttered? Of course not! Every day, the mail gets dropped in a specific place, then you pick up the mail, and remove it from the outside mailbox.
But then where does it go? The kitchen counter. The dining room table. The corner of the desk. What if you had an inside mailbox?
Then your mail would all collect neatly in one spot, and you’d be forced to empty it out when it got too full. You can make an inside mailbox from a Kleenex disposable towel box that is cute, and literally calls out, “Put the mail HERE!”
Make an inside mailbox from this, and get rid of the piles:
All you need is the box, washi tape, which we all seem to have these days, and a blackboard label from the office supply store. The mail now has a home of its own, looking sort of like a mini messenger bag.
The best thing is that there’s so much more counter space! This is so simple you could make one of these mail stations for each member of your family.
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  • Jeretta Jeretta on Sep 20, 2019

    I would love to try this, but where are the instructions? Thanks for sharing.

  • Kim Lunsford Kim Lunsford on Oct 25, 2020

    This is a great idea. But how did you get the side label off and cover the whole front to remove the hanging towel I see?

  • Carol Carol on Jun 12, 2022

    Why can't you explain your products instead of us going into a website?

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