Unless you've made a point to reduce your junk mail by signing up with services like Greendimes, much of the mail you receive is automatically destined for the recycling bin. Every organizer will tell you that the best way to prevent those junk mail piles from taking over your home is to place a recycling bin wherever you bring in the mail so that the minute you leaf through the pile, you can drop it in the recycling. To make that process more entertaining, local furniture designer Liz Phillips came up with an ironic solution…
When Liz was living in Maine to attend furniture-making school, she discovered this gigantic mailbox at the Camden dump. Initially she considered using it as a kitchen trash can, but that notion morphed into the ingenuous idea of using it for a recycling bin. What poetic justice.
What do you use for your mail recycling bin? Any other tips for keeping mail piles from taking over your home?
Kyle Freeman for AT Boston