Did I Mention I Am A "Ripper-Outer"?
I don't hoard or keep magazines for very long, but I sure do rip them apart.
I clip recipes...ideas for stuff to make, someday...decorating ideas...articles I love...pictures I love...clothing ideas...the list goes on and on and on.
And then I kind of sort them into piles and put them in these fabulous old wire baskets and put it on my foot rest so when I head upstairs at night to tuck Bud in and Hubby and Lu are trying to beat eachother at a card game, I get cozy on my chair, tuck a blanket around me, put this huge pile of clippings in my lap and look through them.
I love my paper clippings! The clippings I keep in my wire baskets are what I refer to as 'recent clippings' from the past 6 months or so. After about six months of playing with them, they get put into boxes that look like these:
It takes quite a lot of love to make the final cut that goes into those boxes!
Paper clutter can freak me out, but there is something about those wire boxes that just soothe my soul.