I have a friend who throws away junk mail only after it is falling over on every surface of her house, or envelopes on the mail she keeps. I made her this and thought it might help others.
This is a standard waste basket of 8.25 inches wide and 14.25 inches deep. The basket is 8 inches wide and 12 inches long. It sits on top with scissors, pens, envelopes and stamps. The little baskets are available at the dollar tree, the others at just about any BiMart or Target. I got mine free at my donations station but they are not expensive.
When mail comes in, she can open, keep and store things she needs. The rest can be easily slipped into the can.
I hope this will help her and any of you who might have this issue in your home. Some have also posted to keep a trash can just outside their doors to put junk mail in before it even enters the house. I think this is an even better tip but if that doesn't work for you, this little idea just might.
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