With just a shelf and a few IKEA magazine holders, it's easy to make a handy storage station for mail and all sorts of important things. Position this right by the door, and never again will you wonder where your keys or phone wandered off to. For keys you can stick hooks in between the magazine holders. - can get rid of the tray on the bar!
Maybe for laundry baskets. Recycling bins can take up way too much floor space in the kitchen or mudroom. Here's an easy project that will get them up off the floor and out of the way, and it costs almost nothing. Learn how to make these hangers at http://www.familyhandyman.com/DIY-Projects/Home-Organization/Instant-Organization/garage-organization-create-recycle-bin-hangers