|I find it ironic that, on the very top of that massive pile of magazines and tear outs, is Mother Earth News' Living on Less and Loving It! Hilarious!|
One might ask, "How the heck did you get so many magazines?!?" Well, it started off innocently enough. I've always loved magazines and have subscribed to Oprah since it first came out, however, all other magazines were purchased directly from a store (usually when I would go grocery shopping). This would limit me to one to four magazines a month. No biggie...I could whip through those in no time flat!
Then, I had the brilliant idea that I could get subscriptions to all the magazines I regularly purchased, save some money and not have to think about it...they would just magically appear in my mailbox once a month! I like magic! So, I subscribed to no less than 10 magazines (my original Oprah included) about a year and a half ago. Some subscriptions were for one year, some for two.
Since this brilliant idea of mine was implemented, I have slowly gotten busier and busier with house and yard stuff (you know, that whole growing a garden thing takes a lot of time) and I have discovered how truly silly a lot of those magazines are. So magazines have continued to pile up. Really, it's to the point where I don't even want to read them, but I feel like I have to so they're not being wasted.
Alright, so what can I do? What are my options?
Give them away
Throw them away
Put them on a bookshelf for future reference
I think I'll try to do a little of everything except the throwing away. You might be thinking, "Why the heck would you keep a magazine for future reference?" Well, while I have not renewed any of my original subscriptions (not even Oprah), I have subscribed to Urban Farm and Mother Earth News and those guys can be used for years to come!
The Great Clean Up is happening today...wish me luck! And hey, anyone out there want some magazines???