If you are like most people, you probably have more than a few magazine subscriptions, and a ton of magazines laying around! Now the question is: What is the best way to organize your 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 articles and filing them. 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. Some magazines are available on your iPad, Kindle or Android device for free if you already have a mail subscription.
Now that you know the best way to organize your magazines, you can begin clearing the magazine clutter that’s been accumulating in your home.
Do you have magazine clutter in your home? How do you intend to conquer it?