Practical uses for old magazines.
Expand the definition fo ‘reading’ to include non-fiction, humor, graphic novels, magaines, action adventure, and, yes, even websites. It’s the pleasure of reading that counts; the focus will naturally broaden. – Jon Scieszka
Recently, a blogging friend asked, on Facebook, what to do with the pile of magazines stacked around the house.
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?
Here are 7 Practical Uses for Old Magazines
- DONATE – Many places using them for crafts as well as reading materials try nursing homes, preschools, hospitals, mom’s groups, Boys and Girls Club, libraries, shelters, art teachers, scouts, thrift stores, etc. 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 subscription. Or, what about a communal laundry area?
- SELL – You can sell them at a yard sale, on Facebook Marketplace, and some used book stores buy or give you store credit for your recent magazines.
- CRAFTS – There are a ton of crafts using magazines. such as decoupage, beads, bows, storyboards, gift wrap, flowers, confetti, etc. We have included several on our “Reuse” Board on Pinterest.
- HOME DECOR – The pictures in magazines are ahhhmazing, right? Then use them in your home décor. Frame them as we did in this in a holiday decoration here.
- FILLER – Instead of packing peanuts, you can use old magazine pages as filler. Just crumble up pages and stuff as needed. Better yet, shred them into long strips. BONUS – You can also use it 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.
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kirstin troyer says
Love these ideas. I love the idea of a magazine swap or cutting out pages and framing them. I haven’t tried those two, but have done all the rest.
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Deborah Sommerlot says
Kirstin, Ive done some Country living pics framed as they are so pretty.