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What do you all do with old magazines? My mom and I have an exchange, but once I'm done with hers, I just recycle them. Dh, otoh, feels it is necessary to keep certain mags (Field & Stream and Car & Driver). I don't understand his need to hang onto these when he never looks at them again! I don't dare just get rid of his stash...what would you do - they're beginning to take over!:toothy:
 

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put the old ones in a box in the garage. just keep a few recent ones in for reading.
 

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Two things: I take some to the nursing home. They don't want a lot but can always use a few. I let them pick first.
Then I donate the rest to our library magazine sale. Most libraries have at least one a year.
My dd's mags, she and her friends take to school, their lit teacher always used them for projects.
I save all my sons Click magazines. When he is tired of them I will resell on ebay. I can't believe what they bring!
 

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Wow I can't believe that you can resell magazines on Ebay. That's great. My dd is forever using mine for some art/craft project. I hang on to the ones that look most promising for her projects - have animals, etc. The others I just toss. I was holding on to a bunch but have been merciless lately with the tossing.

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DH's mags we save. He gets Mother Earth News, Countryside and Farm Show. Those are just a wealth of information and great resources about homesteading and how to make things yourself. Plus at $18 a year for 6 issues, I had best not see them in the trash after he reads them.

As for my magazines, I keep Taste of Home. But as for the others like Woman's Day and the like, I keep them for a year, at the end of the year, I go through them all, cut out the recipies and projects I'd like to try, I'll keep some articles I think are worth saving, then the rest of it goes to the recycling shed at the dump.
 

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I take them to my dentist and my dentist shares some with me.:)
 

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If I purchase any, I read them and then pass them on to friends. The only ones I keep are a few quilting ones if they have a pattern I really want to do. Most magazines now though I get from the library.

As to dh's, you could probably sneak out a few and he wouldn't even know it. :toothy:
 

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I didn't even know people sold magazines on ebay.

I usually take ours to the school and let the children use them to learn cutting skills.
 

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DH's grandmother makes Christmas Trees out of them. Well she use to before she fell sick. I'm not real sure on how to do it but if anyone is interested I will find out how and post
 

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I'm the Activity Director in a nursing home, and we can never get enough magazines, especially if they're fairly recent ones. Residents take them to their rooms, spill on them, whatever- we always need more.

I don't necessarily need your 1965 Good Housekeepings or what-have-you, though, and you'd be surprised how often we get old ones like that.

And, Ellise, I'd love to see that Christmas tree project-- maybe it's something my residents could do?
 

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I keep the Rieman magazines, but all others I toss after I read. Dh keeps his Field and Streams for a couple of months and then tosses them too. I don't need any more clutter. :D
 
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