As a teen, I was excited when we visited my mother’s aunt because she usually had a stack of fashion magazines that a friend had given her and that she would in turn give us.
Even though these cost us nothing and held little more than a brief entertainment value, after we read them, the magazines would go into paper shopping bags and get stored in our basement, alongside the women’s magazines my mother subscribed to. Why did we keep them? No particular reason; it’s what was done in our home.
Later, it occurred to me that the information in a magazine is tied to the month and season in which it’s published and in the following year, the same topics will be covered because they’re timely.
Do you save old magazines for reference? Have you ever referred to them? It can be challenging to page through one issue after another trying to find a piece of information that you’re sure you saw. With the internet, it’s easier to look up information this way.
Today, consider recycling old magazines and identify a plan for recycling any new issues – toss after reading or perhaps when the next month’s issue comes in.
Susan, chief (and only) organized squirrel at A Less Cluttered Life, pursues learning, practicing, and sharing information about the everyday habits that can lead to living a better life.