Day 18: Magazines & Catalogs
This stack may not look impressive but, trust me, there are 18 magazines & catalogs here, following the Minimalist Game. What bothers me is that they all came within the past few months and it feels like they arrive faster than I can throw them out. Don’t get me wrong, I <3 magazines and read them all the time. Catalogs? Not so much. They used to be fun to go through every once in a while for some inspiration but they breed like rabbits! I don’t order things from catalogs so I don’t know why I keep getting them but that’s another conversation.
Catalogs go quickly and decisively to the recycle bin. I do recommend trying to unsubscribe to catalogs by going to their website and searching under their Customer Service menu to see if that’s possible. I’ve got a 50% success rate with that so it may not be worth your time. I’m ALL EARS to hear what suggestions you have for not receiving catalogs.
Magazines can be hard to wean off. We always WANT to read them but making TIME can be something different. Those bright, shiny covers are very tempting. You can recycle them but a lot of people share them with others instead by taking them to nail salons or retirement homes for others to read. I would just take off your mailing label first.
If you get a new magazine before you’ve even had the chance to read the previous issue, you need to think about limiting your subscriptions.
Even if you’re not participating in the challenge, I’m willing to bet all of you have extra magazines and catalogs you could get rid of today. Check your home and let me know how many you were able to recycle or give away!