I issued a challenge this afternoon over on ScrappersChallenge on Yahoo Groups for members. I wanted them to join me as I sorted and ripped articles from my 20 some magazines and kept only the best pages, ideas, or articles. these magazines ranged from way back in 2000 and 2002 all the way up to Jan/Feb 2010 issues!! Did you do the challenge with me? You still can!
Here above is the BEFORE stack I had of mostly home and craft magazines. 21 in all---all before spread out on the table. The stack if stacked upright was about 12 inches tall but it never stayed upright for the photo as magazines are so slippery!
And here is the AFTER. I included a shot of the ruler in here so you can see that the space saved is amazing. The saved pages, articles, sketches and tips all amounted to about 2 or 3 in each magazine. I ended up with only 1/2 an inch of saved articles!!! Yippeee! So much easier on my mind to find what I want now!
I only kept those I thought would REALLY get used or be informative (ie the Letterpress article on top) or inspiring (a treasure of a Tim Holtz article in an old Stampington magazine) or useful (patterns and sketches). Did you know I love Tim Holtz techniques? And did you know he used to work at a Ben Franklin? And, before that, in a restaurant in Prescott Arizona? ...but I digress....
Here is the AFTER pic! Amazing huh?
Half an inch!!!! That's right! Hurray for streamlining!
Now I challenge you to do the same. Can you clear out five or ten or even 20 magazines too?
I DARE YOU! :)