Baskets of unread magazines: this is a biggy for many women I know and love.
We HATE to part with our beloved magazines… especially the ones we have read with all the dog-eared pages. We might actually need something we’ve seen or, God forbid, we might miss a good article. Well girls, I say Bologna! If there is something amazing that you’ve read in a magazine in the last two years, I dare you to try to find it again in that massive pile sitting next to your bed. The truth is – if we’re honest with ourselves – we are hopelessly lost without a Reader’s Guide… and who has time to develop one of those?Here are two ways to tackle the piles, and our good intentions to read them:
One. If you have numerous magazines, but never have enough time to read them, rethink the money that you’re spending and cancel those subscriptions. Tell yourself that if there’s a subject or topic that you are interested in (recipes, parenting guides, health articles) you’ll do a search on the internet instead.Also, keep in mind that many magazines out there have great websites! Stop starring at the piles, and toss them in your car and donate them to your local hospital or car service center. Put them where they’ll really be appreciated!
Two. If you have the time to read the magazines, but always keep them piled for their inspiring articles, keep an exactor knife next to your favorite reading spot.When you come across a fabulous article or recipe, cut it out. Either file it in a file box by category dedicated to magazine articles, or start a few binders with sheet protectors to store your favorites. Then you don’t have to spend hours searching for a certain magazine article. You can start a home decorating book, a garden book, and inspiration book, and even a recipes-to-try book. The possibilities are endless!