Wednesday, January 21, 2009
I was inspired by Frau Frugal's organization post to write about one small way I am attempting to get organized.
I have magazines. When we go away as a family, my husband brings a book to read and my mom and I bring a magazine. The kids refer to them as our books which makes my husband mad, ha ha. Anyway he often buys a subscription for my birthday or Christmas, so they pile up.
I like minimalism in theory... but it is so hard to throw things away.
So here is my solution to that particular problem, a binder full of just the interesting parts of the magazines! I am sure this was not an original idea. It came, quite possibly, from my friend Christina. She is organized and brilliant too, so it was probably her, yeah.
Admittedly I started this project before we moved, in the summer. I know, I know, it's not very organized to start something and not finish it for several months, I have had a few other things going on in the mean time (like raising 3 kiddies). But eventually I hope to free up this shelf in my bedroom and transfer everything to the binder, labelled and categorized. Then maybe I will fill that shelf up again, with more magazines perhaps......