Thursday, July 24, 2008

The Sin

I have committed what some of you might consider a sin. Now not a sin of great proportions,but none the less................................one that takes me awhile to work up to doing. And is done with some regret. What is this horrible thing I have done???????????????????????????













That's right ladies and gentlemen I have cut up magazines and tossed the remains. The remains were tossed in the recycle so I'm saving face in that regards. With bringing my mothers treasures home I have run out of room in my little abode. So rather than throwing out my husband and children, (although the thought did cross my mind) I committed the selfless act of throwing out something dear to me. Yes, I'm ashamed to admit I am magazine junkie. An addiction I'm working really hard to control. I will sometime stand in the longest line at the store, just so I can flip through the pages of said culprit. I have also been know to go to Barnes and Noble and sit for hours in one of their comfy chairs and read stacks of magazines. Just so I can get my fix of the latest copy of what I used to buy. How do I feel now that I have torn and tossed these beauties. LIBERATED!!!!!!!!!! Now don't get me wrong I have not gone completely out of my mind. It will have to be a cold day in hell before I toss my Home Companion or Somerset's. So I challenge you all to join me in the cleansing process.
Best wishes.

10 comments:

Road Trip With Ruby said...

You go, girl! Remember, I already beat you to it so I can't accept your challenge. AND, I did cut up ALL of my mags. I'm proud of you though.

Jennifer said...

I would love to follow in your footsteps and free up, not only space wise, but weight wise too. (I just moved this month) Those magazines are HEAVY! You are inspiring I tell ya.

Maija said...

I have started to rip out pages I like and then throw the magazine out. The only problem is that I have piles of ripped up mag pages in lots of different spots!

Tina said...

What do you suggest with the hubby, he's the magazine horder in the family...I only horde Somersets..and books..

Paris Cowgirl said...

Oh, I hope my hubby doesn't see this. He's always bugging me to declutter magazines. I JUST CAN'T DO IT!

Judy said...

I purge magazines once a month -- when the house cleaners are coming. Some go to the mag pile at the health club (and quickly disappear), some go to Merchants Square for resale at a drastically reduced price, the cut up ones go to the trash. It all helps clean out the stacks and piles of mags. However, like you, I don't throw out any of the Stampington publications!! I still hoard those!

[Charlene] said...

Hello, my name is Charlene and I'm a magazine-aholic. If I hadn't learned how to purge them (after taking the clippings, of course) I would be drowning in them. I'm sure they would be waist deep in my house by now! I keep one large basket for magazines, and when it get full, I purge to make room for the new ones. Of course, Somerset are excluded from the purging!

Heather, paperfollies.typepad.com said...

Yeah! The purging of the pages! That's what I do with all my catalogs...cut out the images I want to redesign and then: hApPy tossing! It's really cut down on the shopping too, because I'm looking with completely different eyes.
xo
heather

Jules said...

Ahh the paper addiction in one of its most sinister forms.I have purged a lot
but my Victorias i think i would run into my burning house for.Jullie from the Whimsy group here-so Hi-loving your blog knew i would as heart in Hand is one of my favourite symbols.

cindy said...

LOL! I thought I was the only one that picked the longest line and did that!!!! Seperated at birth? LOL. Oh honey, I'm proud of ya! I need to do the same!

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