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!