Earlier this year, I got quite a few used interior magazines for free (which is great, since I have stopped buying my own). I’ve enjoyed reading them, but I’m all done, and I’m ready for them to leave the house.
I piled them all into one of those banana crates/boxes – and looking at the half filled box, I decided I was going to fill it up! (a girl gotta challenge herself 😉 )
So I’ve been adding all sorts to the pile; old magazines, new magazines, manuals, catalogs, travel brochures and my tiny little nemesis – articles I have ripped out of magazines/newspapers etc to keep. I have written about this habit before.
Guess what, I have filled the banana box (woohoo), and there are hardly any magazines left in the house, with the exceptions of a few keepers for a rainy day 😉
I still have a stack of manuals, but they all belong to items I own. So I guess they’ll be sticking around a little bit longer!
I just tallied it all up, and here are the stats:
113 magazines, manuals, travel brochures and catalogs
114 individual articles I have torn out to keep
227 items out-the-door!
My 7 day tally = 256
See.. I caught up, and now I’m ahead 😉
Oh, and my grand total for 2017 = 1273
It’s day four of this years first 21 day declutter challenge.
A few years back, I would buy a lot (a lot) of magazines every month. They were mostly interior/garden magazines, with a few technical ones thrown in. I have also been subscribing to a private economy magazine for years.
Around comes 2014 and I decided that one of the goals that year was to massively reduce the books/magazines I would buy. I did so well during 2014 that I continued in 2015 and also 2016. With the exception on the private economy magazine that I get 11 times a year, I think I have bought something like 3 maybe 4 magazines since the end of 2013.
As I love browsing through interior and garden magazines, I have kept a few of my old ones, all the ones that had good articles or was just fun to browse through for an home/garden “pick me up” 🙂
That was until a couple of day ago, when I decided it was time to let them go. Since some of the magazines still had some valid articles/photos, I decided to keep those particular ones.
What I have done over the years (every time I clear out my magazines) is to tear out stuff I would like to keep and I collect them all in a small magazine box.
When I need a interior/garden “hit”, I will sit down with my box and look through it all. If anything in the box no longer takes my fancy, I will get rid off it. This way my tear out magazines box never fills up.
So the last few days, I’ve been going through my favorite magazines, and torn out goodies 🙂
A small pile to keep, and 58 magazines out-the door!