I have a pile of magazines. And by a pile, I mean a stack two and a half feet tall. I didn’t count how many issues there were exactly, but between Good and W Magazine, there were a lot magazines. Some I keep because I want to cut them up for my lookbook, and others I just keep for sentimental reasons. Some I’ve moved from New York City to South Carolina to Boston and others came just last week. For whatever reason, I keep most of them around.
I wish I could say I feel like an archivist of sorts chronicling not only last years worst trends but also my own personal interests. However the truth is, for whatever reason, I feel that one day I will need something in one of these magazines. Let’s be real here, we all know that day will most likely never come, and if it ever does, I’m sure I won’t remember where it was anyway.
Though I’ve slugged my magazines from state to state, they don’t even get a prize spot on the bookshelf. Instead they’re relegated to a box on the floor of my closet. They aren’t cherished like my favorite books–most of them I don’t remember reading.
However, there are three magazines I would be sad to lose. One is the December 2008 issue of Self with Faith Hill on the cover, which somehow marked a turning point for me where I decided I was going to be healthy. The other two are issues of Ready Made, which I saved from the recycling bin while I was interning at Planned Parenthood of New York City.
Are you a magazine hoarder like me? Do you let them go eventually? What exactly can you DO with all these magazines? Share your thoughts!