I Love My: West Elm Lacquer Tray

Magazines can be a source of pleasurable reading or painful hoarders-like clutter. I think the way to avoid becoming overwhelmed by your magazines is to process them like you would your bills or receipts. My magazine “in box” is a lovely orange lacquer tray from West Elm. It houses about 8-10 magazines that I am currently reading.

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Once I have completed reading a magazine, one of three things happens:

–       I go through the book and pull out stuff I want like recipes, information, looks, etc to be filed in my tickler system

–       I keep the magazines that I collect like Foregin Affairs, Make, TX Monthly, etc in their duly assigned magazine butlers

–       I toss everything else, immediately, into recycling

Having a small magazine in box keeps me from taking in too much crap. Once the pile gets higher than the lip of the box, it’s time to purge.

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