Now, I wouldn’t know anything about stacks of old magazines …cough..cough..#magazinehoarder!!!
BUT WHAT DO YOU DO WITH MAGAZINES AFTER YOU ARE FINISHED WITH THEM?
There are some ideas that are award worthy………
“WOW, that car made out of magazines is cool and all, BUT practically speaking….!?!?!”
Here are 7 Practical Uses for Old Magazines:
- Nursing Homes
- Mom’s Groups
- Boys and Girls Clubs
- Women’s Shelters
- Art Teachers
- Boy/Girl Scouts
- Thrift Store
Many places using them for crafts as well as reading materials. Contact an establishment near you to see if they take donations.
SHARE WITH A FRIEND/NEIGHBOR
Of course, sharing a subscription in the first place is an economical decision, but if you haven’t done that it’s not too late to share. Find a friend who wants your magazines when you are done. It might just make their day as not everyone can afford the subscriptions.
What about a communal laundry area?
You can sell them at a yard sale, on Craigslist (use your own discretion), and some used book stores buy or give you store credit for your recent magazines.
- Story Boards
There are a ton of crafts using magazines. We have included several on our “Reuse” Board on Pinterest.
The pictures in magazines are ahhhmazing, right? Then use them in your home décor. Frame them like we did in this GUEST POST for Tatertots and Jello.
Instead of packing peanuts, you can use old magazine pages as filler. Just crumple them up and stuff as needed.
You can also use as a filler in your boots to keep their shape.
THROW A PARTY
Does anyone need an excuse to throw a party? Here you go….
Invite your friends over and have a magazine swap!
What is your favorite use for old magazines?
*Of course, you can always subscribe to an electronic version to avoid the paper part if you choose.