Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Getting (A Little Bit) Organized

I've been getting Family Fun Magazine for a little over a year now, after hearing about it from Catherine Newman (who is a super writer and contributor to the mag). It is often filled with fun craft ideas, games, recipes, etc., etc., etc., that I'd like to hang onto for future reference. But I don't want to store all the magazines. Plus, it is unlikely I'd look through them again, anyway.

As a solution, I bought an accordion file. Now I just dog ear the pages I want to save (usually a few minutes at a time during the day), then tear them out and file them (at night after the kids are asleep). Easy! And I use it, too. When Valerie asks, "What should I do, Mama?" we look through the file and find something.

I'll be filing pages from other magazines (such as the now defunct Cookie, which I thought of as the Vogue of parenting mags) and sources in there, as well, to try to cut down and the, ahem, clutter.


  1. Oops! I'm late! I'm late! I'm late!

    I'm here for the party, so I will scoot down a post!


    Sheila :-)

  2. Great idea! I've been wanting to figure out something like this for all my magazine ideas...

  3. I love this! I so this with a binder and my recipes I print off from online, and I use tabs to sort them! Can not wait to see the fun things you guys do :)