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2/13/15 6:59 A

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Elementary school teacher usually need magazines or catalogs. The younger grades, say 2nd and lower, use them to teach the children how to use scissors. Some of the Art teachers might use them so the kids can do collages. Just be sure there's nothing objectionable in them.

I'm saving a big bag for my son's school now.

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2/10/15 6:37 A

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I use to donate magazines to the hospital. Now that it has closed, I cut out what I want to read and have not had time, and recycle them.

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1/11/15 6:21 P

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Magazines are like newspapers. They used to be cutting edge for information, but are now full of advertising. Specialty magazines serve more uses.

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1/11/15 9:31 A

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I have this issue too, I am going to unsubscribe to several, maybe even my beloved cross stitch magazines. I just don't have time to read them. I have piles of read ones and piles of unread ones. I am slowly getting through them and they won't be replaced.

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1/8/15 5:08 A

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I have 'catch up' days when I read, tear out articles I like, and then recycle. Particularly true of cooking magazines for me. Also catalogs. When I know I'm not going to order, I recycle.

But I like to collage to make vision boards, so once they are used for that--I pull out images--I recycle.

I love magazines too!!

And honestly I don't mind keeping a few piles of magazines around to enjoy from time to time. they don't take up that much space.



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1/4/15 8:04 P

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Personally magazines have gotten so expensive I am choosy these days. My problem is I get quilting magazines which I do actually use patterns out of. I have had to buy a bookshelf in my sewing room for them. If they aren't covered in plastic at the store I peek through and if I don't see a pattern I like I don't buy it. I also like "idea" magazine like Victoria or Country Living. I keep Victoria because I think they are beautiful and take ideas out of Country Living and keep.

The problem I have dealt with successfully is catalogs. I do like to buy the perfect gift so I like to save an item for the future. I now pull out the page and go to my computer and look up the company and save the item to my Pinterest account. No catalog pile up.


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9/27/14 9:10 P

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I would cancel. then wait a few months, go through your current stack and maybe renew some after a few months if they give you some deal to renew. i have some one ones to donate or recycle. i stopped getting magazines because i was not always reading them or using the tips i found in them.

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9/24/14 8:37 A

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Yes - I will let you know how it works out for me.

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I think this sounds like a very superb plan. Good luck and let us know how it turns out.

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9/24/14 5:31 A

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Thank you all for your advice emoticon I tried to move to IPad versions of magazines, but it did not work for me. What I will do this weekend is sit down on the flloor and divide the magazines up by category - see which ones I dont' read (get rid of that subscription all together), if I have read a specific magazine, I will resubscribe to that one. The rest I will divide by month and read them each month in the new year :)

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9/23/14 5:55 P

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I have in the past subbed to a few magazines, but, you can get them on line, Once in a while I might sub to one, that does not cost a lot, but, most of the time, they only have maybe one article that interest me, or two at the most and it just is not worth it. I figure go online.

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I donate my used, read, and torn up mags to a home of disabled adults who actually can't read them but enjoy the pics. The ones not worth donating there (Time, for example) I donate to the library. Our library has a table where anyone can pick through the old magazines and take them home. I am NOT renewing as of this year ANY magazines, unless they are available on line. Few magazines have anything that you can't find on line, so I probably will only renew a special few, after I let all of them lapse and see which ones I miss. You can offer them (free) on Freecycle, which works well - because you do not have to interface with anyone you don't know - you just leave the item at a pre-arranged place (I use my front porch) for pick up. Teachers, aides in home like my brothers, and others will appreciate the magazines.

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9/23/14 10:32 A

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Both??

I wouldn't renew at this point, unless you are totally up to date reading that magazine. And I would try to donate a good portion of the ones you have.

I no longer subscribe to any magazines, because I never take the time to read them

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9/23/14 10:00 A

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Over the years I have found magazines to repeat the articles! In many cases in consecutive years, which is very disappointing given the cost.
I have reduced significantly the amount of magazines I purchase as I also had the stacks, overwhelming and unread.
I now read what I have time for, but quickly go through each old magazine and tear out the articles I find appealing and place in a pocket folder. Then I recycle the remainder. Whenever the folder gets too full, I revisit the articles and purge no longer relevant or needed ones and try the ideas and recipes that still look good.
With pinterest and the internet, there is less need for hard copies of anything. I'm even getting rid of cookbooks and repair type books where the information is so easily accessible.
Hope this helps you decide what will work for you!

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9/23/14 9:48 A

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Okay - I have a magazine addiction. I just LOVE magazines, but I don't always have time to read them. So, I have a bunch of renewals sitting on my desk to fulfill AND I have three stacks - maybe 16 inches high each of magazines that I have not read yet. Here are the two options I am considering:

1) DON'T renew the magazines until I read through what I already have (which may take me a full year).

2) Donate all of the "old" unread magazines and renew only the magazines that I am reading.

What is your recommendation?

Thanks in advance for your opinion on this.



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