"Let me put it this way. Have you ever heard of Plato, Aristotle, Socrates? Morons."
This post is a continuation of my simplification series. Call it "part deux" or even "deuce".
*snicker* I said deuce...
Eliminating magazine clutter
|Part of my stockpile|
So the problem isn't the spending—it's the clutter. I used to be pretty good about rotating my magazines in and out of the bathroom and into the recycling, but now that I have so many, I have piles of unread issues in cabinets, on counters, and in drawers. It's a little out of control.
All of my subscriptions should expire sometime this year, at which point I am not going to renew any of them. It makes me a little sad, but not so sad that I'm changing my mind. In the meantime, I've made two piles—one stacked high with magazines I've already read or probably just won't, and one with magazines that I want to read before they go. That includes my beloved Writer's Digest. And if I decide I can't live without something, I can always subscribe via Kindle. No clutter, no storage, no paper waste.
My new goal is to read one magazine per day from the second pile until I'm all caught up and then take the whole stack to Half Price Books. I won't get much for them, but a little cash is better than no cash, so I'll take it. Then I can walk next door to Michael's and buy the candle wicks I've needed for weeks so I can make my homemade soy candles.
How do you control magazine clutter?