Taming Magazine Clutter

by GettingFreedom on April 20, 2010

I truly believed that I didn’t have a problem with magazine clutter.  We really do not receive very many, and if you were to glance around my home–you would only find a few.  Last week construction began on our home and we are slowly beginning to pack up our rooms to make the remodeling part easier.  In doing so, I was alarmed at what I found in my Living Room alone!

It all started with one basket that was to hide our magazines from company until we could get to reading them.  That 1 basket ended up being 7!  A handful of magazines quickly turned into 50+ (I stopped counting, but ended up getting rid of 2 trash bags worth of magazines and overall paper clutter from my desk drawers).

It took me 2 days to clear out this stash of magazines and rip out the articles and recipes I wanted to keep.  Now everything is safely filed away in their appropriate binders:  Recipe Binder, Seasonal Binder, Gardening, Home Management (lots of things went into the Projects Section) and our Home Addition Binder (all of the design elements we want to include in the makeover).

I’ve learned that it is a lot easier to take care of the magazines as SOON as possible instead of letting them accumulate, even if I can’t see them!

This post is linking up to LifeAsMom’s Spring Clean Along , MoneySavingMom’s Clear the Clutter, and Works For Me Wednesday.

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