I was down in my basement last week and stumbled upon my boxes of saved magazines. Boxes, as in more than one. Fortunately I had recently limited my magazine saving to home design+decor, Martha Stewart publications and food magazines (kept in a kitchen cupboard), but the amount I have is still ridiculous. We are talking easily over 100 pounds worth just collecting dust.
I've been hemming and hawing over whether or not there is any point in keeping them. Sure, there are scads of great ideas in there, but am I ever going to take the time to look through them? If the opportunity arises to design my dream house am I immediately going to sit down and spend three weeks pouring through years of magazines? Probably not.
I have finally concluded that since I have this great spot to save things, I will slowly go through these old mags and scan any must-keep ideas here. Then I will recycle my stacks of eye candy. Will I regret it? Maybe. But most likely not.
My point in posting this here is to ask if anyone out there can give me any reason to hold onto these old publications. Will I wish I had held onto these someday?
Feel free to tell me to just toss and be done with it too. It will help motivate me.