Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Magazine Madness

We love a good magazine around here.  Currently I subscribe to Better Homes & Gardens, Southern Living, and Country Living.  On top of those, I also receive catalogs from Serena & Lily, Pottery Barn, PB Kids, West Elm, Ballard Designs, One Step Ahead, and I’m sure there are a couple others I am forgetting.  I also always pick up the BHG special magazines like the Storage & Organization ones.  Not to mention, Scott subscribes to a couple project management magazines and a couple different golf magazines.  Needless to say, we have a TON of mags around this joint!

I used to keep all of our magazines in a large basket on the bottom of our console table.  That is, until the basket got completely full.  So I went through and tossed the magazines I no longer wanted and kept the ones I wanted to use for reference.  I was still left with a lot of magazines. 

So on a recent trip to Orlando, I was able to pay a visit to the wonderful world of IKEA.  I picked up some magazine holders for pennies while I was there.  They were just the cheapo, white, cardboard ones.  I didn’t need anything fancy.

I was so excited to get home and organize my magazines!

We have a couple bookshelves in our dining room/playroom area.  I decided this would be the best place for my new magazine files.  I put these bad boys together in about 5 minutes flat.  I whipped up some labels in Word and was left with this…..


{I’m still in the process of “decorating” this bookshelf.}



Chevron + fun font = love!!

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I am super happy with how it turned out and now it’s so easy for me to go and file my magazines away when I am done reading them!  Gotta love a quick & simple organizing project!

Whatcha think?  How do you store/organize your magazines?




1 comment:

  1. Just the motivation I need to FINALLY organize my mags! :)


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