How many magazines do you have lying around your home?
Were we avid magazine subscribers? Not really. I maybe had 3 (Midwest Living, Country Living, and then HGTV) and my husband 2. Not that we were overwhelmed with them, but I realized that when they came in the mail, I would toss them in our magazine rack to be read later, but often I would get behind and not read them before the next issue came. I started to wonder why I even subscribed to that magazine in the first place, if I didn’t have time to sit down and read it in the first place! So, I decided to unsubscribe from some of them.
You may be thinking “they are JUST magazines, Kristin!” You are exactly right – JUST magazines. But something that I have no reason to clutter my home with, if I do not take the time to sit down and read them. To be honest, sometimes sitting down and reading a book or looking at Pinterest sounds more interesting. I find that there are only a few articles in some magazines that I really enjoy, so why spend time looking through a whole magazine for just those few? My solution is to go to the library when we are going on a trip and find the subscriptions that I would normally subscribe to, and choose a few from each to take with me. I then have the time to read the maybe not-so-important articles, but enjoy reading them while relaxing. Really, the library is such a grand place to go if you do not want to buy another book or subscribe to yet another magazine. Can I just say FREE?!?
Magazines are such a minor thing when it comes to organizing a home, but think about how many you have lying all over your home, unread and unopened? What if you started to declutter your magazine subscriptions/commitments? What difference would it make in your home?