Roundup: 9 Creative Ways to Tame Mail & Bill Paying Clutter

Diy Maven

created at: 03/06/2012
Although paper mail certainly has dwindled with e-mail, online bill pay, and digital magazine subscriptions, it still has a way of piling up. (BTW, does anything look good in a pile? I mean, just the word: pile. Ick.)  Here are some creative DIY projects that will finally tame the mail beast and put the pile where it belongs--out of existence.

First up to bat is Noodlehead's darling mail organizer:

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DIY Mail Sorter

Diy Maven

created at: 2010/02/10

Mail. MWT has a thing about it. It must be sorted and 'dealt with' as soon as it comes into the house. I agree, but sometimes I don't want to be bothered, which is why I let him handle it. When I saw Bright and Blithe's DIY mail sorter, I thought, 'Maybe I should make him one.' And then I thought, 'Naw.' It's still a cool idea, however. Especially for busy family types with a mud room. Can't you just picture it in a mud room?

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The Convenient Light Switch Rack.

Chris Gardner

You gotta love that MoMA store: always beautiful, and often useful.

This Light Switch Rack offers the helpful inbox/outbox approach to home organization (albeit on a small scale) at a no-new-holes-in-your-wall cost. New from designer Paul Koh, just "Easily install this rack over your existing light switch cover near the door. The two knobs function as key hooks, and a convenient mail holder at the top reminds you to take the mail with you on your way out. Made of powder-coated aluminum."

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