Daisy Toad was asking the question over at junkrevolution, "How do you store your magazines?"...I know that is a problem with many of us, because we love our mags!
For along time, Moma kept her magazines in a chicken coop, running along the wall of her den. Now, that was a great spot!
Moma always justified buying and saving them, because it got her imagination going, which in turn would inspire her to create, then sell. I would agree, furthermore, a few of my magazines are old, timeless friends, that I go back to, for comfort and advice, really, lol, I do.
I can't part with my ME Home Companions..., my Cottage Living, and many of my Country Home. I, especially, keep my Christmas months, of all publications. A new magazine, I won't part with, is Flea Market Style, plus any by Matthew Mead. I love the DIY ones, for doable projects, too; along with organization ones, and Romantic Homes, Better Homes and Gardens... the list grows...
Being a military family, with weight limits... I would go through my magazines, before each move... but now, I'm not moving. I need to get a handle on my clutter...now that I'm not doing the purge to move bit.
Here are my magazines....I have to make myself get rid of some, and with the internet, I probably don't buy as many, but there is nothing better, as for as decorating, than opening your mailbox and seeing your new magazine, waiting, like a gift! And there is just something so wonderful about curling up and examining every picture, reading each word! Moma said, she felt as if she knew the contributors to Country Living and Country Home. She subscribed to each of those publications, since their beginnings. I still remember her excitement over Country Living, finally a magazine, that got her style! She drove over 60 miles round trip to purchase it, at first. She doesn't do the computer, writing her weekly newspaper article, on a yellow legal tablet, but she would love this bloggy community... I sometimes print off blogs for her.
Well, do you have your magazines under control, with a great system? I'd loved to know!