I was working on cleaning out/clearing out/organizing a shelf, of which I had absolutely no intention of blogging about, and before I knew it I had an idea for what I'm calling Magazine Monday. I'll get to that later.
My craft supplies used to be all over the house tucked away in various drawers and bins. As I used them the past couple years, I started putting them on a shelf in a bathroom closet, till finally the shelf was overcome and an unorganized mess.
No I didn't take a photo of the mess, remember I had no intention of blogging about it.
So I put all the stuff in clear bins and did my version of organizing. Simple and nothing fancy.
No cute labels, I just grabbed a piece of scratch paper and scribbled the contents on, cut the paper off with a scrolly craft scissor - because it was handy - and taped them on the bins. Not even straight.
But before I could stack everything back in the shelf I had to purge a few things out.
Countless Family Fun Magazines........
I asked my daughter in law if she wanted to thumb through a few Family Fun magazines before I threw them out.
She said sure.
She'll be sorry.
Of course I didn't purge our beloved Scrabble game, but it does need a new home, the box is too big to fit in the game cabinet and it can't go back on the craft shelf.
Before Al Gore invented the internet - and I admit even well into having the internet - I saved magazines of all kinds to refer back too. Craft, decorating, remodeling, a few People magazines and Entrepreneur. The last one must of been a free subscription.
We went on line at the Ranch in 1998. Ya think I can finally toss 'em?
I decided since I was purging of the magazines in the cabinet, that it was time to get rid of the ones under the bed too.
How long ago was 1984?
And I swear I threw out stacks of them years ago, but now secretly I fear I have a shelf full of more in the storage room. I will look this week to satisfy my curiosity. Could of probably paid for one of the kids college if I didn't feed my magazine habit.
As Heather from Our Life in a Click said.... I have *issues*.
We have a tall bed. In total there were four stacks like the above photo under my bed. And dusty!!!! Good Lord - thankfully I don't have an allergy.
For schitzngiggles should I count them? The ones I keep and the ones I toss? (Hint, I am tossing more than I am saving).
Some were not under the bed, newer ones were out in the open in baskets or crates......
On my nightstand......
In case I ever was not on the computer I guess.
Some of the magazines I had gone through years ago and ripped out the advertisements. My theory was it made them more convenient to look through.
And some I just had old notes on. We must not of had scratch paper 30 years ago. (That's probably why I never labeled my bins till yesterday).
Don't strain too hard to see the address on this magazine.
Apparently I stole it...... from my dentist.
All this leads me to my idea for Magazine Monday. Before I could throw those house magazines out I had to thumb through every. last. one. of. them. I know what you are thinking.... BLISS you are insane. Yes I know, remember I have issues.
I saved about a drawer full of ones where something caught my eye for one reason or another. Sometimes as I looked at the pictures I would see a style and think of many of my blogging friends.
And sometimes I would think - how the hellll was that ever good decorating!
So starting next Monday, I will introduce the maiden voyage of Magazine Monday at Bliss Ranch. You'll have to stop back to see what I've come up with, but after I feature a magazine, I'll toss it. You will be helping me clean.
*Bliss Ranch trivia...... one of our kids called magazines, mazagines, and that's how we still say it here.
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