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Decorating Ideas | A Mail Sorter Mudroom Organizer

Decorating Ideas | A Mail Sorter Mudroom Organizer
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Now that we’ve finished renovating a house and are in the process of decorating it, I’m finding that, like many New Englanders, my favorite finds are those that come from off-the-beaten-track sources: flea markets, Etsy, and Craigslist.

This piece wins for being both unexpected and incredibly useful:

It’s a 1970s mail sorter from the Natick, Massachusetts Post Office, purchased on the cheap via Craigslist from a young guy who was using it to store wine bottles. For us, it’s the perfect organizer for hats, scarves, and mittens, many of which haven’t yet been unpacked.

But when I get around to it, I know we’ll at least be able to stay organized.

Since buying this piece, I’ve seen larger units for sale at various antique and home stores, including one of my favorites: Bowerbird and Friends in Peterborough, New Hampshire.

Amy Traverso


Amy Traverso


Senior lifestyle editor Amy Traverso oversees Yankee's Food and Home & Garden departments and contributes articles to the magazine. Amy book, The Apple Lover's Cookbook (W.W. Norton), won an International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) cookbook award for the category American. Follow !


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