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How to Declutter/Organize Your Decorating Magazines

How to Declutter/Organize Your Decorating Magazines

I swear to god I am not copying Dooce or writing to Dooce, and yet now people are going to think I am, because today she wrote a post about how she has all these old stacks of magazines, but I already had these pictures taken and uploaded, I only had to write the copy! I swear! I swear! I am not an identity vampire! I am not Tyra Banks to her Oprah. Stop looking at me like that.

Anyway, eyes back to me and the original point of this post: organizing your decorating magazines. In the last few months, a bunch of decorating magazines have gone out of business, so perhaps the days of stacks of magazines cluttering up my house are a thing of the past anyway, but here’s the idea I had to organize all my decorating tips and cull my magazine stacks: Every time I see a picture or an idea in a magazine I like and think I might want to incorporate into our home some day, I rip out the page in the magazine and put it in this Decorating Idea Book binder I have.
Inside, everything is arranged according to room in the house, general tips/how-tos and color palettes, and even holiday ideas! For example, here are the pages from Domino that inspired Mini’s nursery decor.
Now, whenever I need an idea for a new room makeover, everything is in one area, and I can throw away my magazines instead of just leaving them around to collect dust. Try it, you’ll love it!

Comments (3)

  1. Feb 7, 2009

    This made me chuckle because I wrote a “Dooce” post a few months ago. I had this great post all ready to go about my car and then I saw she had written a similar post about the same car. Had to put a disclaimer in my post about how I wasn’t copying her!

    I’m looking at all of my copies of Domino right now and loving your idea. It’s one I can actually do and would do me more good than a dusty stack of mags with dog-eared pages I’ll never look at again.

    Laurin´s last blog post..Weblog World: Worthington Wire

  2. weezy
    Feb 7, 2009

    Works great for gardening magazines, too.

  3. Feb 7, 2009

    It works well with recipes from magazines. And on the rare occassions that I actually make those recipes, the clear plastic pages can be easily wiped down clean after I spill or splatter something.

    Christine´s last blog post..Foodie Friday: Little Pea

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