Friday, March 1, 2013

Magazine Article Organizer

Too Many Magazines


If you read my Week in Review post on February 16th, you might remember that I decided to 
get rid of all my magazines.

I had a pretty large collection of magazines. I like reading articles a lot, and it’s way more comfortable to cozy up on the couch with a magazine or a book over my laptop. However, having over 50 magazines laying around because I like a few articles in each of them doesn’t make any sense to me.

I also want to keep some of these interesting articles. Articles that inspire me, inform me, amuse me. Articles on parenting, gardening, health, money and business, interior decorating. Just little tidbits of information I think I could use for later, either for a future blog post, or a project around the house, or both.

Organizing My Magazine Articles

So I dug out an old binder, purchased some dividers from the dollar store and made an article keepsake book. I can now cut out and keep my favourite articles all in one small space without keeping an entire magazine around. And because it’s organized by category I can flip through it easier to find which article I’m looking for.

For example, if I felt like writing a post on how to budget, I could flip to my Business and Money tab and easily look it up. Much easier than trying to remember which magazine I thought it was in to end up having to flip through a dozen or more.

Categories I Included:

  • Health 
  • Business/Money
  • Decor
  • Art/Crafts
  • Gardening
  • Holidays
  • Happiness 
  • Family
Another idea instead of a binder is putting your favourite articles into a filing system. I was considering doing this, but my filing cabinet is pretty full already and I like being able to grab my binder and flip through it.

Now I have to decide if I should stop buying magazines altogether.

I’ll just have to try to enjoy reading articles online, but if I do pick up a magazine (which won’t be nearly as often now) I can always recycle it afterwards. There’s no need to hold onto magazines any more, but there’s also no need to completely go without something small that offers me a great deal of enjoyment.

Do you like to keep magazines for particular articles, or do you normally throw them out after reading them?


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  1. Last year I did a huge spring clean up, and I recycled LOTS of magazines...LOTS! This organization is a great idea. Sometimes online articles aren't as fun as reading the ones you hold in your hand. Thanks for sharing.
    PS - Meet & Greet is open for the weekend, if you'd like to join us and link up your blog. =0)

    1. Thanks!

      And thanks for letting me know about the Meet & Greet!


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