In the following quick review we have taken the time to compile a list of the best classroom mailboxes to be found anywhere. When making our selection we have tried to take into consideration more than just the price as there are a number of other important factors to consider such as durability, ease of use and aesthetics.
Classroom Keepers 15 Slot Mailbox, Blue
This classroom mailbox won the distinction of being an Amazon bestseller although such titles are always dubious at best, especially when Amazon itself is warehouse and selling the product via its Prime Program. All doubts aside, however, this classroom mailbox has been reviewed rather favorably by the majority its buyers. In terms of the benefits it offers what most people would look for in a classroom mailbox system: ease of assembly, adequately sized slot for storage and low-profile with a small footprint making it a great fit in a crowded classroom. The cons were to be expected (simply because it is made from cardboard) and had mostly to do with the faxct that it was not as durable as some buyers would have liked.
Safco Products Wood Adjustable Literature Organizer - 12 Compartment
Although the name is deceiving at first, the Safco Products Wood Adjustable Literature Organizer is, in fact a classroom mailbox system. Much pricier than the cardboard Classroom Keepers mailbox and made from real wood, this is the Cadillac of classroom mailboxes. Most reviews comment on the quality and durability of this product as well as its aesthetic appeal. Yet, for all of its durability, reviews form teachers point to the fact that the pegs that hold the MDF trays in place are easily knocked out of position by the small and inelegant movements of young children’s hands. In addition to this issue, other teachers complained that the compartments were too small to accommodate students’ papers without requiring them to bend them to fit making the mailbox ill-suited to its intended purpose. All in all, this heavy-duty mail box seems better suited to adult use than in a classroom.
Fellowes 25041 Literature Organizer - 24 Compartment, Letter, Dove Gray
The last mailbox system to be reviewed received worse reviews than the others due to the issues with the corrugated fiberboard material from which it was made. In addition to this concern, other reviews complained that, although it is intended to be wall-mounted, no hardware comes with it to help you do so and often breaks in the attempt to do so. On the positive side, however, most users found the compartments to be adequately sized (unlike the Safco model) and to do well at organizing students’ mail.
In addition to the three products we have reviewed in depth, we suggest taking a closer look at the following classroom mailboxes that piqued our interest but which we did not have adequate time or space to review:
Storex 12-Compartment Literature Organizer, Grey
Pacon Corporation Mail Box, 30 Slots, 12-1/2"X10"X1-3/4", Blue
Classroom Keepers 10 Shelf Organizer, Red