Of course, some magazines are definite keepers...like my issues of Martha Stewart Living. Obviously. ;)
I kept all of my Family Fun magazines as well, though I have let that subscription expire for the time being.
Finally, I kept all of my Taste of Home magazines. I have many complete recent years from having my own subscription, and My Big Martha keeps me supplies with back issues she finds. I have issues going back into the 90's, and I have no intention of parting with these.
But what to do with all the magazines I didn't want to hang on to? This actually has an easy solution, and it's something I started doing years ago (and clearly got out of this habit in the past two years).
I simply tear out the pictures/recipes/articles I want to keep....
And place them in three-ring binders for easy reference.
To keep things organized, each binder is organized by topic (Desserts, Holidays, Life Lessons, etc.) and each clipping is kept in a protective plastic sheet.
Now that I've pared down the magazine collection to a very manageable 150 or so, I plan to keep it under control by 1. not subscribing to so many magazines, and 2. making my practice of clipping and filing the useful articles a more regular habit.
Now, what to do with all the magazines I no longer need? I'm guessing I have 250 or so that I am ready to part with.