Magazines are cheap, published monthly and designed for limited use, so why do I and many others hang on to so many?
In the age of blogs and online decorating sites, does anyone even need to keep magazines anyway? Yet, there is something I enjoy about a shiny new decor mag.
I've decluttered my magazine collection many times, maybe more than any other item, yet I still count 48 magazines in my current collection. I've culled my magazine subscriptions down to zero, then added a subscription or two that I missed back in. I've tried getting my magazine fix at the library only, which I found to be more trouble than it's worth.
First, the non-negotiables. I have 27 issues of the discontinued Domino (25) and Cottage Living (2) magazines that I'm still not able to part with. At one point those Dominos were almost worth their cover price on ebay, although prices seem to have peaked and dropped like a rock since then.
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That still leaves 21 magazines up for grabs. After one last flip through 3/4 of them I let 12 go, which is enough to eliminate one stack under the coffee table. A 25% reduction isn't too bad, I guess.
Do you find it hard to let go of magazines or have another decluttering weakspot?