I have subscribed to Martha Stewart Living for three and a half years with no sign of stopping. When we finished my office bookshelf, I started storing the glossies vertically, arranged January through December of each year. Adding newer issues to the group was a pain, because I had a bookend holding the group tightly together. If I dragged that bookend, my shelf got scuffed and scratched. When I wanted to flip through old issues, I had to search through to find the month and pull each out (and put it back). You see the bottom left side? All magazines.
Tightly grouped with no breathing room.
I don’t know about you, but when I look back at magazines, I’m usually searching for inspiration for a particular month, season or holiday. Then, I figured out a way to solve my problem. And yes, it’s extremely technical, life changing and I’m the first person to have thought of this, said dripping with sarcasm.
Why not store magazines in a magazine file? Huh, crazy thought. But wait, there’s more.
Order now to double your offer! I decided to devote one magazine file to each month, for a total of twelve. Not only does this system save me time searching for, removing and putting away each magazine, but I have room to grow.
I plan for wiggle room when possible, either in shelving or my pant size. Hah.
How do you store/sort your magazines? Maybe you had a brilliant storage solution for another area of your home? How many subscriptions do you have? What’s your favorite read?