Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Out with the old...

One of the by-products of doing paper work is cleaning out some clutter. Jeff and I have a big coffee table with four drawers. I love having the drawers, but we all know what happens with drawers... they collect "stuff". When I was entrenched in paperwork, I realized I was missing an important paper. I decided to completely empty a couple of those coffee table drawers, thinking that it might have gotten lost in the "stuff". The handy thing about these drawers is if you have unexpected company arrive, and the table is covered with paperwork, you can quickly hide it away in one those nice big drawers. Unfortunately some things become lost in that black hole of a drawer.

What I was looking for was not in the drawer, but I decided that the stack of old Clay Times magazines didn't need to reside there anymore. Before I could bring them upstairs and place them in the plastic bin that holds my collection of pottery magazines, Jeff started to look through them. Needless to say, they haven't made it upstairs. Now I want to look back at them. I am sure I will find articles in there that didn't interest me 10 years ago... yes, those issues have been in that drawer for nearly 10 years. They even made the trip from New Hampshire to North Carolina in that drawer. I plan to spend a little time with them this week and then they will find their new home in the plastic bin... because I just can't bring myself to throw away ceramics magazines.

My mother would have thrown the old one out when the new one arrived. How about you, do you save certain magazines? Or are you good about getting rid of the clutter?


  1. I have Fine Woodworking from the 1970's. Can't let go.

  2. I save the pottery mags, Janet saves the National Geographic, any others end up in the recycle bin eventually. Cleaning out mom's closets and basement is really making me think about what I want to keep.

  3. My retired potter friend gave me most of his collection of pottery magazines from the 80's and 90's. I read them all. I felt like a kid in a candy store.

  4. I am awful, I get rid of EVERYTHING...yet still seem to have a house full of junk and clutter :)

  5. If you want to rehome the magazines, I would love to assist with your decluttering of the coffee table drawers. .. :-)


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