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Effortless Organizing Solution #18



Attack your magazine clutter!

I know you have them. Those stacks upon stacks of magazines--some read, some not, and some you want to keep for your "someday" ideas.

An effortless solution to reduce your stacks is to take 15 minutes and sort through your magazines. Keep only the past 12 issues of any one magazine subscription. Toss any that are older than 12 months.

When your new issue comes in toss the oldest issue. This will keep your subscriptions to a maximum of one year's worth of issues. Which, INMHO is still too many for those who often say, "I'm so busy", or "I just don't have time".

If you really want to reduce your magazine clutter, toss all but the current issue. And, unsubscribe to any magazines you are not enjoying any more. Enjoy your new found space and freedom from the guilt of not reading your magazines!

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