When I moved house I had far too many craft magazines (the pile was up to my waist) and nowhere to re-home them. So drastic action was required.
Why exactly was I keeping the whole magazine? I couldn’t come up with a good reason so I decided just to keep the pages with projects, techniques and templates that I liked.
I started by either pulling out the page or colour photocopied it (its handy to have a good quality printer and scanner at home) put it in a plastic sleeve.
Then I purchased a lever arch file and tabbed folders in pretty coloured card (the kind kids have for projects). I glued the tabbed folders together to make a sturdy file tabs and put into the lever arch file along with plastic sleeves. After much deliberation I decided to have tabs for birthdays, christmas, occasions (birthdays, weddings, easter etc), others, techniques and templates.
To finish and encourage me to continue to the practice I added spare plastic sleeves to each tab. The magazines then went to craft friends with a caveat that they couldn’t be returned. Problem solved!