Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Declutter: Magazines

Ever have one of those days where you just wish you could go back to bed? Yesterday was one of those days. It started off with me not being able to fall asleep until 5 in the morning (then having to get up at 6) Then the day just went downhill from there.  Yesterday was one of those I want to move to a cave and live in solitude for the rest of my life days. So glad it's over!

One of my goals for 2013 is to be clutter free and get rid of the junk! I started with the kitchen the other day. It looks so great now and clutter free. The next project on my list is magazines…dun dun dun. We all have magazines.

 I am one of those people that HATES getting rid of anything for fear that I MAY need it in the future so this was hard. I tell myself that I'm going to read the magazine again, but most of the time it ends up never being opened again thus creating a pile of unnecessary junk. Magazines are a big source of clutter. Well, I decided to part with them….buy first I cut out anything in them I wanted; recipes, project pictures, inspiration. Anything. Then tossed that sucker into the trash. Once you cut something out,  put it in a freezer bag by category - recipes, products, book reviews, inspiration - then, glue it into it's own separate notebook whenever you have a chance. The recipes don't get glued, I have folders for them (we'll get to that at a later date). That is one of my bigger projects.

I love notebooks, and journals or all sizes shapes and colors but for this project I'm using composition books that I found at the dollar store. It's funny because when I was teen I used to do this with my mothers old magazines

 This way I don't have 100 magazines lying around and I don't regret throwing that magazines away because I cut out everything I wanted. And, it saves the stress of searching through a stack of magazines trying to look for something I thought I saw only to never find it again.

1 comment:

  1. I love this idea! You get rid of clutter, but get to save all your favorites in a crafty journal:)


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