Want to donate magazines instead of just recycling them?
You see them lurking in the corner...a pile of perfectly good magazines in great shape but never opened.
You think to yourself that you'll get to them this weekend, but then the weekend comes and goes. The magazines are still there, but the only thing that has changed is the added layer of dust that has accumulated on them.
You decide that you're not going to get to them since new ones just came in, and who knows when you'll even get to those. It's time to let the old ones go, but throwing them in the recycling bin just seems wrong.
I got ya. Here are 12 ways to give your magazines new life without recycling them, and I threw in a personal story as well. Enjoy!
I had an incredible National Geographic magazine collection as a kid.
Despite what you may think, I was a collector of sorts when I was young. I was organized yes, but I did like to "curate" things. There was my un-sharpened pencil collection, my sticker collection, my rock collection and my Nat Geo magazine collection, among other things.
To be honest, I don't even remember flipping through them. I just remember the shelf that was occupied by the NAT GEO yellow covers.
Yes, they were stored together all on one shelf by date. C'mon, you wouldn't expect anything else would you? If this is you're first time here, then you can get acquainted with my inherent neatness here. Simply put, I was born organized.
Anyhow, I thought about that National Geographic magazine collection and can't recall what happened to them. They would probably be some sort of collector's item now, but my guess is that they ended up in a recycling bin. That got me thinking about ways to donate magazines and so this blog post was created.
Without further ado, below are 12 different ways to give your magazines new life without recycling them.
Before we go into the ways you can donate your magazines, let me throw in here that it is also helpful if you unsubscribe from any subscriptions that you are simply not reading. This is a preventative measure that will stop the magazine build up from occurring the first place.
Think about it like this: if there are any magazines that you haven't gotten to in the last 6-9 months, then it's probably safe to say that you can unsubscribe without missing anything.