I get a lot of catalogs and magazines in the mail. Magazines are suffering from declining subscriptions, but I still like to hold something tangible and glossy in my hands. So last year, when I ran across a raft of special subscriptions at $2-5 each, I snagged them. So the magazines pile up. And yes, I know all about stopping catalogs, but here's my dirty little non-environmental secret: I like catalogs. I like flicking through the pages and seeing full size images of things that I may never buy, but are visually appealing. I simply like them and I'm not apologetic. But, I do not like discarding them - instead, I discovered that teachers of the younger grades like them for students to practice cutting and pasting (the physical version) pictures and words. So I do big dumps every once in a while.
The stack of magazines and catalogs by the front door reached well over 2 feet - I missed dumping them off at school before the end of the school year and then they piled up more over the summer. So this week I've done three bags to school.
Sadly I keep forgetting to take the last bag from the car into the school for the past few days, so I'm not done yet, but still it's nice to not have that stack by the door. Though with holidays rapidly approaching they'll pile up soon enough again!
Items gone: 3
Goal: still undecided