If you still enjoy reading non-digital magazines, you probably know they can become a clutter nuisance if left unattended. The beautiful photos, glossy pages and book-like form makes it easier to get attached to them. These tips will help you prune your collection, while saving the stuff you love.
In this video from the Clean My Space YouTube Channel, host Melissa Maker shares all kinds of great decluttering tips, including a few ways to reduce your hoard of printed materials. Here’s the three-part strategy she recommends:
- Create a reading plan: Magazine and journal clutter often builds up because you don’t make time to read it. Dedicate a reading time each day, like in the morning while you enjoy a coffee, so you can gradually work your way through it.
- Clip and save what you like: Read an article that really spoke to you? Or find a recipe you want to save? Don’t hold on to the whole magazine, clip out pages and stick them in a binder so you can toss the rest.
- Think of other people who would enjoy them: Maybe a friend would like to read that article you told them about. Or maybe your doctor’s or dentist’s office is in need of some new reading material.
It makes it a lot easier to say goodbye to things when you know they will get some use elsewhere.