One of my goals this year is to get my house completely organized and I’m going to accomplish this by doing mini-organizational projects and I’m going to be sharing them with you.
My first project was to get my magazines organized. I love magazines. I don’t have a lot of subscriptions, but I do buy a lot of them in the store, especially food magazines.
This is how my magazines looked before. I had a leaning tower of magazines in the corner of the living room. Dogs were constantly knocking them over. I knew I needed to do something with them.
The first thing I did was go through the magazines and determine which one’s I really wanted to keep and go through more thoroughly and which I could just throw away knowing I was never going to look at them. Then I sorted them into categories. I ended up with two categories, food and home.
Next, I had to determine what type of magazine holder I wanted to use. I decided on these magazine baskets from Target. I liked the look of a basket and they seemed more sturdy than the upright magazine holders. In the basket, I placed the food magazines closest to the front with the home magazines in the back.
They came in a pair of two. The other one I’m going to use as an office in a basket, to be shared at another time.
I placed them on either side of my fireplace and they look perfect. I couldn’t be happier and I love how easy it is to now find a specific magazine without knocking over the leaning tower of magazines.
To keep this organized I have a goal of going through a couple of magazines a week.
Do you have a “thing” for magazines? If so, leave me a comment and let me know what you do to organize them.