Organizing paper clutter includes magazines. You may need a magazine storage box or a wall mount magazine holder to tame this paper tiger...
Organizing magazines in your home or office makes reading more fun and cuts down on the paper piles quickly.
Magazines and catalogs, especially if you have subscriptions, are a constant incoming source of paper, so having a system is important.
Below you'll find the organizing process, a system to follow and storage product recommendations. Enjoy!
Utilize the general organizing procedure
of purge, sort and store, and apply it when organizing magazines and catalogs.
• Start by gathering all of your magazines. Pick up one item at a time and decide if it is worth keeping. In order to accomplish this, ask yourself appropriate questions (i.e. Did I read this already? Is this outdated information? Can I get this information online?).
• As you make decisions, put the item in the corresponding pile, bag or box - Keep, Trash, Recycling, Upcycling (for arts and crafts, i.e. decoupage ideas).
• If you come across magazines that you are just no longer interested in or you have too many subscriptions and can't get to reading them all, then it's time to unsubscribe. Unsubscribe from any magazines that are duplicate topics, that no longer interest you or just don't bring you joy anymore.
• Take out the trash and recycling. This hinders the possibility of undoing your magazine organizing work.
• Now that you have gotten rid of all unnecessary items, it's
time to focus on what's left. Separate the remaining things into
categories (i.e. by magazine or by topic)
• With your magazines and catalogs categorized, you can see how much you have of everything. Use organizational products accordingly like a magazine storage box or a wall mount magazine holder or a decorative magazine file. See products suggested below.
• Find a location for your magazines in your home or office where
you will see AND read them. What good are they to have if they're just
going to sit and collect dust?
• Create a system for your magazines and catalogs that includes a regular purge and commit to keeping it up. This is especially helpful if you have subscriptions.
For example, when a magazine comes in, immediately put it in the "to read" pile. Once you've read through it, either recycle it right away or keep it for reference. If it's kept for reference, then it is put in the appropriate magazine file. Once the magazine file is full, the oldest magazine in it gets recycled.
• Part of a book club, mom's club, any club?! Bring the magazines you've already read and swap with someone. This means you get to read other magazines for free and your magazines get used again. How lovely!