Roundup: Repurposed Mail Sorters

Roundup: Repurposed Mail Sorters

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Beth Zeigler
Aug 18, 2009

In our younger days, we had a pen pal. Our favorite thing about having a pen pal (besides making a new friend) was receiving mail. To this day, we love having a spot to stash the mail until we have the opportunity to rip it open (with our handy letter opener, of course)...

The thing we like best about a repurposed mail sorter is that its given a second life. Whether found at a thrift store or recycled from home, the fact that they're not being used for their intended purpose makes them that much cooler. Megan from Nerd Nest takes a vintage 45 record holder and uses it as a place for mail to land. Also in the lineup is a plate rack from the Container Store (which could be spray painted for a playful vibe). We've always been a fan of a fancy toast rack as a mail sorter but we've also heard a bagel cutter works great for storing letters upright.

Apartment Therapy readers, what kind of mail sorter do you use? Let us know in the comments!

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