If you are reading this, you are probably addicted to fashion magazines too, or any other kind of magazine (trends, decoration, travelling, architecture, photography, films…) Stacks of magazines accumulate in your desktop to unexpected heights, and there’s no table in your home that doesn’t have a magazine on its surface. Of course, you’ve read them all. But they are there just in case, you never know if that article about the best cafés in Helsinki, the 347 ways of wearing a Hermès scarf, or Poppy Delevngne’s beauty tips. And who’s going to dare to throw those beautiful editorials away. Tearing off the pages would be a sacrilege.
I must admit that if I used to keep all of them a few years ago, now I’ve had to get more selective, as there’s hardly space left in the bookshelves. It’s true that they look really well all lined up, specially those with a white spine, but there comes a time when you need to do something about them.
As you’re probably looking for a solution to store the hundreds of magazines you have (you’ve maybe wondered about those places where they pay you for X tons of paper), here you have some ideas of how to keep and organize your magazines. In bookshelves, magazine racks, walls, tables, boxes… There are two different kinds of magazines: those magazines that you bought that week or a month ago and that you still re-read. In that case, there can be at the magazine rack or on the table. Those are the tip of the iceberg. The other 80% are old magazines that you’ll probably never open again, but that you may need some day. You can keep those in less accessible places. The ones with beautiful covers can be kept in a coffee table, or decorating a bookshelf in front of the books.
How many magazines do you think you have? Do you keep all of them or just a few selected ones? I keep all the issues of Vogue Spain, Harper’s Bazaar Spain, Elle UK, Monocle, Vanity Fair Spain and US (most of the issues), and any other international issue of Vogue I’ve decided to buy. Also, I keep special issues from Elle Spain, Marie Claire Spain, Glamour, Grazia… And issues that I bought of Lula, Mixte, Numéro, Self Service, V, Dazed & Confused, Nylon, Vanidad, Love, and Pop.