What do you do with your crafting magazines?

United States
January 31, 2007 3:18pm CST
My husband took note last night the the books shelves are being over run by my craft and scrapbooking magazines. He said I need to consolidate them down. But I just can't bring myself to throw them out. My grandma suggested going through them and only saving the articles I found helpful, but then what do I do with them.
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• Canada
31 Jan 07
I have all mine in tubs with whatever craft they go with . My husband is the total opposite , if I were to throw them away he would complian that I wasted all this money in order to buy them in the first place and now I was throwing them away .
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• United States
31 Jan 07
Isn't that funny I even mentioned to my husband that if I threw them away it would be tossing money. It didn't phase him. Perhaps I could put the in a tub under the bed or something. Thanks
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@cutepenguin (6457)
• Canada
1 Feb 07
I put all of my knitting patterns and magazines in those plastic sleeves that fit into binders, and then put them into binders. They're much neater this way. Maybe you can put them into a filing cabinet? Or magazine holders? Or just put them in a drawer or a cupboard with the rest of your crafting supplies? Because it could just be that they look like clutter, and that is what is bothering your husband.
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• United States
12 Feb 07
I was going to suggest the same thing!
@gewcew23 (8011)
• United States
18 Mar 07
I was going to say the same thing. I place all my magazines in the plastic sleeves that go in three ring binders then I seperate them into which ever category they fit into. For example I have one for crocheting, cross stitch sewing etc.
@indywahm (808)
• United States
12 Feb 07
i unfortunatly keep most of them. they are laying everywhere. i started a while back just cutting out what i wanted and putting that in a tote ,but i now just keep the whole mag because i was cutting the whole thing up anyway.
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• United States
2 Feb 07
I see some people talking about "pages"--how about boxes and boxes of pattern books and pamphlets! I recently moved and had more boxes of books than clothes, dishes or anything else! So now I'm sorting them and getting ready to sell them on Ebay. I thought about donating them to senior activities places or churches but couldn't find any that wanted them. I won't make a fortune on Ebay, but it's kinda fun doing it anyway.
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• United States
5 Feb 07
LOL! That is what my husband is afraid will happen to us if I don't do something. I will say that I don't have that many patterns because when I started selling scrapbooking I decided I had to consolidate my hobbies. So I gave most of my pattern books to my neices and put a free list up on my card groups. I never even thought about selling them.
@Miriel (1043)
• Norway
2 Feb 07
I have them in the shelves above my scrapbooking place. I need them for inspiration when I do not know what to do with my pictures. I could never throw them away.
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• United States
2 Feb 07
Well it is settled I need a bigger house LOL! My crafts have to share a room with the laundry, and office. My magazines are put on any book shelf they can squeeze on.
• United States
1 Feb 07
I have a lot of magazines myself so I went through most of the and cut out articles I like and made scrapbook. I call my book " mind discover". Because that is what I do with my magazines I go back to scrapbooking ideas and articles in them anyway .
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• United States
1 Feb 07
That is a good idea. I think that is what my husband was going for. He just doesn't want them all over the shelves anymore.
@jbrowsin66 (1322)
• United States
6 Feb 07
I collect those little cookbooks you see at the checkout stands. You know, the ones with the delicious color pictures! Well, I'm getting overrun with them and needed to get rid of them, but like you I didn't want to just throw them away. I ended up selling them on eBay, so I felt alot better about it. I made some money and others got enjoyment out of them at a great price. You can also dump them off at a library for when they have their book sales.
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@crazynurse (7489)
• United States
5 Feb 07
You could tear out the articles that you most want to keep and start files in which to keep the articles. Then throw away the rest of the magazine. Another idea would be to photocopy the pages you most want and file those. Then sell the magazines in lots of 5 on ebay or donate them to an organization in your area. Either way, you get to keep the main ideas that you liked from each one, but rid yourself of the bulkiness of the actual magazines! I suppose you could also scan the pages and start files on your computer to if you don't have room for paper files in your home! Good luck!