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If you subscribe to several magazines like I do, you know that those magazines can easily pile up. Perhaps this would not be such a bad thing if you actually read those magazines again, but let's be honest --- we rarely do. So let's tackle that clutter in a smart way.
How to Create a Magazine Binder
- large 3-ring binder (Note: You could always upgrade to a larger binder later, but I like starting big)
- dividers with tabs/labels
- ordinary binder paper (college-ruled or wide ruled)
- Elmer's school glue or glue stick (Note: I prefer using Elmer's school glue)
- Stapler (for keeping multi-issue articles together)
- High-quality 3-hole punch (optional)
- I use a binder for each major subject that interest me. For example, I have a binder just for "Home & Garden" related issues. Then I use dividers to divide the binder into subjects. For example, I have a section on each room in a house, and the front and backyard.
- As I read magazines, I tear out images or articles of interest and just glue them (or staple them if it is a multi-page article) to a piece of lined binder paper. You can also use a three hole punch on full page articles. Sometimes I jot quick notes next to the item or article. Then I file the paper under the appropriate section.
- After I am done reading the magazine, I am left with a magazine full of advertisements or articles that did not interest me so I just put it in the recycling bin.