Organize Your Magazines

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If you are like most people, you probably have more than a few magazine subscriptions. Now the question is: How do you store or organize those magazines?

First, you will need to decide which magazines you really NEED to keep. If you are holding onto some of them because you may read them “someday”, it may be time to think about cancelling that subscription. You can also have the magazines delivered to someone else.

If you read magazines and mark pages to read later, consider tearing out the article and filing it. Then when you find the time, you could go through the folder and read what interests you.

Recycle the unwanted magazines or see about donating them to your local library. Do not donate the magazines if you have removed any pages.

Next you will have to find a home for the magazines you want to keep. No, spreading them out on the kitchen counter/table is not an option. :)

A better option would be to store them in a magazine holder. Then you can place the holder on a desk or bookshelf. Once your magazine holder is full, you will have to remove and recycle one to add another to the collection.

You could also put your magazines in a basket and place it on the floor near your favorite reading area, or keep a tray on your desk just for your magazines. Again, when it is full, you will have to part with some in order to maintain order.

If you receive a lot of store catalogs, create a special place in your home to store them and when a new catalog arrives in the mail, recycle the old one.

You can also go digital with your subscriptions-then they won’t take up any space in your home.  Most magazines are available on your iPad, Kindle or Android device for free if you already have a mail subscription.

Hopefully, this post has given you the inspiration to begin clearing the magazine clutter that’s been accumulating in your home.

Let me know if you have other suggestions for storing magazines.

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4 thoughts on “Organize Your Magazines

  1. With catalogs when they arrive, I look through it when I have a chance and then ask myself, “will I be ordering from this catalog in the near future?” If the answer is no, it goes out to the recycle bin. If I wish later that I still had the catalog, there is always their website! :)

  2. The only ones I keep are knitting and crochet magazines, because they have a lot of patterns in them. Right now they are stacked up on a shelf in my partially organized sewing room. I think I’m going to make some kind of holders to corral them – but they are not really something I need access to all the time. And when I want to pull them out to pick out a new project – how do I keep from getting irritated? I only knit two sweaters, and crochet one afghan a year. This is a storage conundrum for me.

    The nature of knitting and crochet magazines, disallows sorting them into anything but seasons, because patterns for everything from ladies, to children’s, to home decor can be in the same magazine, with the directions all crammed together in the back of the magazine. Grrrrr. . . .

    I have no problems with pitching other paper though. Praise God.

    • Maybe you could pull out the patterns you want to make and store them in a folder relative to the season. Then whenever the mood hits, you can look through the folder in the correct season and knit to your heart’s content! :)
      Thanks so much for your comment!

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