Hubby and I will be married 30 years this coming June. When we first got married we rented a condo and I became obsessed with Country Living magazine. Three years into our marriage we bought our first house. I remember my husbands saying “get rid of those magazines”. I just couldn’t let go of them. After all, I may need to look at them, all 3 years worth, again sometime. So I did what any sane smart person would do. I packed up 3 years of Country Living magazines into a moving box and marked them FRAGILE. They were safely moved, no questions asked. I’m not sure how many years after that, but I realized this is really silly. Why do I have all these magazines – I don’t even like country. I got rid of them.
Fast forward. I admit I am still a magazine junkie. I know there is the internet, the kindle, the IPAD, the library. But I still like the magazine. I like browsing through them in the store when I decide I want to paint a room and need some color ideas or need some tips and visuals for spring flowers and garening or perhaps some organizing. I love to get my monthly magazines in the mailbox; Better Homes and Garden, Martha Stewart, Wired, Good Housekeeping.
When taking Christmas Decorations down I tend to take alternate paths and yesterday was one of them. I started opening drawers, looking in closets, etc. As you can see I found lots of magazines.
So my task today is to go through these magazines and rip out the pages I think I need. Then on Feb 1 I am going to look at that stack of pulled pages and see if I really need them and if not, out they go!
Will I continue to buy magazines? Absolutely! I L.O.V.E. them. Have a good day!