Even with awesome technology and online resources, I still can't resist the allure of a glossy magazine.
I am only one in a long line of women who save whole magazines for one or two ideas. Unfortunately, my Creative Cubby does not come equipped with infinite space and I rarely reference the magazines anyway. When I do try, I spend a full hour looking for that "thing" I saw in "that" magazine a year ago... or was it two years ago? Was it in Better Homes & Gardens or Martha Stewart? Maybe Family Circle? Or wait... did I see that online?
As you can see, it's a slippery slope.
All it takes is a trip to the dollar store (my store of choice: Dollar Tree) and a few hours of dedication to get my clutter under control.
3 1" Vinyl Binders
3 sets of 8 Tab Dividers
Scissors, X-Acto Knife & Paper Cutter
The process is simple...
Pick up magazine... Flip through... Snip or tear out what you want to keep... Recycle
(please, please, please recycle)
I decided on my categories ahead of time and piled clippings accordingly. Here is my list of categories:
- New Years
- St Patricks
- Mothers Day
- Fathers Day
- Independence Day
- Living Room
Simply load up your sheet protectors and bam! Filed!
Now I have my own special trick to make your tabs stick out. I can't stand that most tabs get hidden by sheet protectors and I really don't want to pay an extra $5-10 a pack just to get ones that are large enough to stick out.
Here's What You Do:1. Lay the tab down and the sheet protector on top, lining up the right-hand side on your cutting surface.
2. Using an X-Acto knife, Carefully cut along the edge of the sheet protector where you want the tab to stick out. If the tabs have a gentle curve to them, be sure to cut until the curve flattens out.
Now all of my ideas are blissfully in order...