I consider myself to be pretty good about purging, especially in recent months. Why, I’m practically a minimalist. Or not. I had a recent revelation regarding a mountain of decorating magazines.
Every Better Homes and Gardens, Southern Living, and House Beautiful for the last few years. Add to that a few random off-the-shelf purchases, plus a few retired mags, and you have the motherload of media stealing space in my hutch cabinet. The first step is admitting the problem. I was in denial until the unthinkable happened.
I couldn’t stuff another magazine in the shelf.
And the door wouldn’t close.
All at once.
Talk about a buy one get one free wake-up call. This was no different than an attic full of Reader’s Digests and I refuse to be crazy lady who can’t climb into her bed because magazines have taken over the house.
Well, you start with one cabinet and multiply that by a couple decades and I’d be in real trouble. TLC would be calling and the irony would be that my love for decor started a design nightmare.
Okay, enough is enough. Here are the rules:
1) I’m going through one or two magazines a day. If I love it, I rip out the page. I can put them in a binder later on.
2) I can keep a few extra special issues.
In the days of the Pinterest and other digital inspiration, it is good to know that magazines are king. I still jump up and down when BHG comes. I save it and pour over every inch.
I know I’m not the only one.
Do you have a cabinet of shame?