Polly Blair
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January 16, 2014
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This mail cabinet is only 2.5" deep, and with the doors closed it's only 1.75" deep. The wood file boxes were custom built for this space at 1.75" deep. They have holes drilled into the back that will slide right over a screw head. They are made very similar to the acrylic ones you see in office supply stores. Obviously, you can have this built deeper or taller to allow for more mail and magazine storage. We did another one for a client that was between a wine cooler and refrigerator that was 13" wide, and the full height of the refrigerator. It was 7" deep and had 8 mail slots.
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Your built-in magazine rack doesn't have to be something that is always visible. This hidden magazine rack is a terrific idea; just open up the cupboard and there are all of those magazines you've been meaning to read. This is great for hiding those trashy gossip magazines that you don't want guests to know you read!
Here's a great idea if there's an appliance or pipes obstructing the area needed for a full drawer or cupboard. Use just a sliver instead to hold mail and paperwork that can otherwise clutter a kitchen island.
Vanessa Brunner added this to Get Organized: Mail Cubbies for the Kitchen
Surprisingly, this mail storage solution didn't come at the clients' request. While they requested certain things in particular, they told Blair she could fill in the rest of the space however she wanted. During the remodel, she found that she was constantly looking for a place to store the clients' mail, which is how this solution came to be. Blair worked with the fabricator to make sure they could size the cabinets to create this nook at the end. She decided on the size of the pockets by measuring out magazines and envelopes, allowing for an extra 1.5 inches. She then cut cardboard to the correct size, and told the fabricator to build pockets to fit tightly around the pieces. The nook was built into the cabinetry, with simple pull-out doors to cover it when its not being used. If you're in the midst of a kitchen remodel, this is a great storage solution to consider. It's also something that could easily be used on other parts of the house — built-in desks or entryway cubbies for example. Next: 39 Ways to Organize Your StuffGet ideas from more kitchen island photosBrowse more storage solutionsMore Ideas of the Week:Customizable Dish DrawerCool Shelves You Can Make With Stuff From the GarageSecret TV By the Tub
Don’t leave piles of mail, newspapers or magazines out. You know, every now and then there are really important things that come in the mail. It’s probably good to go through it at least once in your lifetime. If you can’t get to it right away, file it away neatly and get to it as soon as you can.

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What a great little cabinet...for any number of places, not just under a kitchen cabinet...
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Space to place my mail/clutter off of kitchen counter!
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Out of the wY cabinet for bills
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for mail
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use all spaces no matter how shallow or small
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Recipes that I print can go here
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for mail and junk built into the end of the island?
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Good paper clutter control...(AW)
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Need something like this for mail
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great for cabinet end walking in the door for mail
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December 27, 2014
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place to put the piles from the counter
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December 23, 2014
keep the mail pile off the counter...great idea
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December 22, 2014
great idea
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December 19, 2014
Really like this idea!!!
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Magazine cabinet
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A place to put mail and paperwork out of the way and off the counter
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December 10, 2014
place for mail
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November 25, 2014
Hide the mail
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November 23, 2014
2nd time I've seen that-I wonder? Just at the end of the kitchen counter?
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November 23, 2014
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November 23, 2014
cook books
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November 14, 2014
Good idea
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organization in kitchen for bills
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October 27, 2014
Keep those magazines, menus and other documents safe and out of sight
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October 26, 2014
Good idea for a way to hide the mail.
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October 20, 2014
This would be good for magazines in the bathroom.
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File storage
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Island mail
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shallow storage on back side behind ventvent
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Don’t leave piles of mail, newspapers or magazines out. Pockets "folders" behind cabinet doors
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hidden mail storage
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Mail Cabinet
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October 5, 2014
end of cabnet next to hood
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October 5, 2014
Good idea for temporary mail organization and doesn't use a lot of space
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October 5, 2014
the perfect junk/mail/pencil, string, scissors cupboard!
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great idea!
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Hidden magazine rack in bathroom
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October 1, 2014
good place for the piles on the counter
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Mail and counter clutter buster.
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magazines out of sight
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Organizer to keep mail clutter off kitchen counter
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Excellent for clutter!
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mail center
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organization idea
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September 24, 2014
Island storage of mail
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September 23, 2014
Love this neat space to hide mail
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Hidden mail storage
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In thin space
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September 19, 2014
There is a /THIS IS THE storage area for ALL mail, catalogs and newspapers.
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September 19, 2014
Great idea for mail and be concealed.
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Doors to hide mail
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Great idea for mail
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place for papers near kitchen but out of the way
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Folder storage
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Office, this is perfect for sorting
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Cabinet for papers
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Kitchen end cabinet
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love the hidden mail
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Organisation yes!!!
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Shallow shelving in small space
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Need this organizer
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Magazine storage inside wall
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August 21, 2014
good mail paper storage area
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Great way to temporarily hide those annoying stacks of mail/paper!
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August 20, 2014
Love this idea! So compact.
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August 20, 2014
mail organizer
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August 20, 2014
To keep letter a good idea. We should have a slot for each person
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August 20, 2014
out of way place for incoming, in-progress, and need to be read papers.
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August 20, 2014
Great idea for a small unused space and neater than a pile or basket on the counter that doesn't get cleaned out until I do it myself!
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No more pile on the table
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the idea
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hidden organizer
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old frig cab
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For mail
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Any room for this?
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yes! I need this!
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Bills in walkin
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July 29, 2014
Mail storage built in
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July 26, 2014
excellent "office drawer/mail sort" solution
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July 23, 2014
Must do
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July 21, 2014
love this extra storage
July 21, 2014
Loafman Cummins - Mail slots
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Other Options for Counter papers
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July 18, 2014
Great idea
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mail center
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Mail filing
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July 15, 2014
paper storage
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July 12, 2014
Doesn't take much room
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July 12, 2014
Keeps the clutter and piles behind doors yet easy to find.
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July 11, 2014
mail slots in island
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July 6, 2014
I like the idea of organizing the mail this way.
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Mail cubby for the kitchen
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June 30, 2014
Mail storage
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great idea to save magazines or news papers.
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Mail sorting
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Cool idea for mainland such
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letter storage
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June 26, 2014
for that awkward space at the end of the counter
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low impact mail sorting
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love this for mail/paper storage
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I need this!
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Mail slots
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Place for mail
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Mail sorting
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Love this storage solution for the home office!
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Mail nook
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Place to put menus in island
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covered mail holder
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Island idea
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May 28, 2014
Mail distribution hidden.
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May 24, 2014
Neat idea to store paperwork instead of pilling on countertop
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May 21, 2014
possible below stove? End of no zone?
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May 20, 2014
Good place instead of the kitchen table
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May 17, 2014
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Cabinet to hide mail, documents, recipes
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May 14, 2014
New Island
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Mail Cubbies
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May 9, 2014
Great organizational idea
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May 6, 2014
Great way to shut away paperwork.
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May 4, 2014
Mail and papers to hold before filing
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mail cubbie
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April 30, 2014
Use side
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file space
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Paperwork in kitchen--- hidden behind cabinet door
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Narrow storage
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