Tuesday, September 19, 2017

True Confessions



True Confessions of a Magazine Hoarder...  Yep, that's me.  I tend to hold onto magazines much longer than I really need to.  It is a habit that I am trying to break.



Monday, I gathered together over 20 magazines that I had accumulated and proceeded to sort through them.  Must Keep ~ Should Keep ~ Do Not Keep.  And of course, I needed to look through each one to make sure I sort them properly.  I am still working on going through them...

Cooking magazines are especially difficult to get rid of.  I have issues that go back a number of years.  Gardening magazines also are hard to let go of.

I've tried tearing out recipes and articles that I really need but then I just end up with a bunch of messy papers.  Oh bother.

If you get magazines, what do you do with them after you read them?

14 comments:

  1. Hi Gina~

    Magazines!! Well, first of all I don't buy or magazines through the mail, because I'm like you and I tend to hoard them! I love to look through old magazines, and I have some really old magazines, probably antique, I kid you not! But . . . I know that women's shelters can always use magazines, also nursing homes, or care centers. Why is it so hard to part with them?! I feel your pain . . . :-/

    Hugs and Love,
    Barb

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    1. Barb, I usually order magazines through the mail when there is a really good deal. I love to get mail that isn't bills or catalogs (though some of those are fun to look through. Thank you for the suggestions of what to do with the magazines. xx

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  2. Gina, you have no idea what a true magazine hoarder is......that would be me! I have whole bookcases in storage devoted to back issues of my favorites. Every once in a while I take a stack and thumb through them, ripping out recipes and ideas I want to try and insert them into plastic sleeves to keep in binders. Some of them I could never rip apart, especially the gardening mags and my beloved 'Victoria'. I stopped subscribing to most of them now, and hope to slowly go through them all, but I know I'll always keep some. It's my guilty obsession :) xx Karen

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    1. Karen, it is so good not to feel all alone in this. ♥ I haven't looked at Victoria in a while. I do have some really old Mary Englebreit ones though. xx

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  3. I use to get the country sampler, loved all the ideas in them, but was getting too many, so I started going through and cutting out what I wanted to remember and a glue the pages inside a notebook of ideas. I have a few cardmaking magazines that I need to go through and do the same thing, but haven't done that yet.

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    1. Connie, I used to get country sampler. I love sitting down with an issue and sip a cup of coffee and just dream...

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  4. I do love my gardening magazines and don't throw any of them away for ages! There is often so much to re-read.

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    1. Elizabeth, I find those hard to give away too. I love gardens!

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  5. I love magazines as well. I usually put some of my older ones in a basket in our bathrooms. Then I share some with friends who enjoy magazines.

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    1. Arlene, maybe we should form a MHA group - magazine hoarders anonymous :-)

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  6. I know what you're talking about, Gina. I stash magazines and then forget why. I've finally told myself to quit subscribing to them!! However, my sister orders Tea Time magazine for me, and I do save those.

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    1. Kitty, I don't get Tea Time but it is gorgeous! When I go to B&N (about once a month) I sit and read that magazine. So beautiful!

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  7. Dear Gina,

    Oh yes, sign me up for Magazine Hoarders Anonymous! Maybe not Anonymous, though, since mine are all over the place. :) The ones I can't part with are the old Victorias and the practical gardening or homesteading ones. I always look back at them for inspiration.

    Love,

    Marqueta

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    1. Marqueta, you are in good company! For a while I was getting a homesteading one and really learned a lot. Sadly, we aren't really homesteading. Another Victoria fan!

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