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
I have this beautiful oriental cabinet, sitting in the middle of my Scandinavian style furniture.
Of all things in this wold to use it for, I keep a lot of catalogues and brochures, papers, manuals and bills in it. It’s also the place I put all papers I keep through the year, before they get archived away, come tax time 🙂 I might also put some of my magazine cut outs in here as well, oh yes, and the town-house community correspondence (I’m on the board.. actually thinking about it, I think, I am the board 😉 )
So you see, my little cabinet, is in a sense – my office storage.
Today I decided to go through some of the brochures, cut outs and manuals. The regular paper cleanup, is a March/April job, while preparing for tax time.
The catch of the day?
16 cut out sheets from magazines
2 user manuals for stuff I no longer own
27 catalogues and brochures