I have a slight obsession with magazines.I mean really, I can’t get enough of them.Okay, let me state that I am not a magazine hoarder.I do not keep every magazine I ever buy, just parts of them.Let me explain.
When I open my mailbox and see the shiny, thick bound paper with bright, captivating pictures on the cover my heart starts racing just a little bit.
I immediately begin to plan the perfect moment to sit down with my new magazine and explore what’s inside.This is a very calculated moment.No, I do not immediately run home and rush through the pages.I plan.There are only a few times and places that I relish in my new magazine.It may be while soaking in a bath, snuggling down into bed with a piping hot cup of joe, or on the back porch in the quiet of the morning.I want to ensure I soak up every bit of goodness from each page, picture, or written word.
As much as I love my magazines, I do not want to keep every one of them.But there are so many wonderful things in them I don’t want to throw away and forget.Herein lies the problem but don’t fret I have the solution.I only keep parts of them.As I pore over my magazine I come upon things I want to buy, recipes I want to try, places I want to visit, crafts I want to make.When I come upon something I simply tear that page(s) out.
Then I put it carefully in a plastic protective sleeve and place it in the appropriate binder.Yes, I file my magazine tear outs.This may sound crazy but it is amazing!
I have several binders and each has a separate topic.For example, I have a binder that has recipes I want to try.As I find a recipe I simply put it in that binder and there it stays until the recipe is attempted.I keep this one in the kitchen.Plus it keeps my recipes nice and clean when I’m dripping whatever I’m cooking across the kitchen.It’s so great because if I try the recipe or make the craft and I like it I simply keep it in the binder and if I don’t like it then it goes to the trash.What are the other binders (or sections in binders) I have? You should definitely give it a try!
You may find, that like me, you end up trying a lot more things than you would have otherwise and feeling like you're getting the most out of each magazine that comes through the mail.
As a side note, I’m not against technology (I do own a kindle), but there is something special about holding a book or magazine in your hand.You can’t replace those vivid images in front of you or the smell of a new book.So I would say don’t throw out the old for the new.I love the Power of Printcampaign.Check out their great video with some great facts and info about the facts of the print world.