LOVE-HATE relationship. This one takes first prize. The last 2 Thursdays I've barely been able to wheel my recycle bin down to the curb. It's become the magazine graveyard. I had to purge, it was totally out of control. I dumped the final load in today. All that remains is what you see in this post. Bet my trash collectors will be liking me much better after this Thursday.
That said, as for my magazine habit I have tried a few different storage/organization methods:
Accordion file for tear sheets. Kitchens filed under "K" and so on...The one I had looked just like this and was ripped and barely closed...I'm pretty sure I was saving too much. The contents went into the graveyard.
Notebooks with favorite images in plastic sleeves, so I can tote it anywhere like a magazine. If I go with this option, the current ones are out of here...too ugly!
Magazine storage files. They are the most attractive, but they are heavy and need a very sturdy shelf. Six would be my limit. I've had these for 3 years...labels would be nice don't you think?
As I search for better systems, here are my questions:
- Do you still buy or subscribe to several magazines?
- What do you do with an issue after you've read it cover to cover?
- What do you do with saved issues?
- How long do you save an entire issue?
- What do you do with tear pages?
- How long do you keep tear sheets?