I thought I’d post about the system I use to keep my magazine articles and inspiration pages. I’ve been using it for a while now and it’s working well for me.
What do you do with all those magazine articles and pictures that inspire you that you tear out and want to keep for future reference?
I organize my magazine clippings/articles into labeled file folders. That way when I need to look for something I don’t have to sift through a stack of magazine clippings! I have folders for fall decorating ideas, general homekeeping, garden inspiration, bedroom ideas, kitchen ideas, vignette ideas and so on.
So when I’m looking for fall decorating ideas – I pull out the “Fall Decorating Ideas” file.
I keep my currently read magazines in the front, also a small pair of scissors for just cutting out stuff. I keep the bin on my nightstand because I usually look at magazines before I go to bed. I’m usually too sleepy to read a book – all I can manage is to look at pretty pictures for about 10-15 minutes and then I’m out like a light! Books are for during the day when I can concentrate on what I’m reading.
I bought that toile bin last year at TJ Maxx and you certainly don’t need one to organize your magazine clippings this way. You could use a large accordion file even, you could use a cloth bag, you could use a box (you can wrap the outside with scrapbook paper, wallpaper or gift wrap paper, stickers, use your creativity!)
Nor do you need toile file folders! But pretty file folders are very inexpensive these days and I find that it makes keeping things organize just a bit more enjoyable.