5 Smart Ways to Upcycle Old Magazines—and Declutter Your Space at the Same Time
As someone who loves reading the print editions of magazines, I'm all too familiar with my various magazine subscriptions piling up, leaving copies scattered throughout my home. The issue is that, beyond finding it hard to part with the glossy covers, I don't like the idea of throwing magazines away after I'm done reading. I know recycling isn't always effective, and I've found that finding ways to reuse or upcycle items is a more sustainable alternative. The trick here is in getting creative with upcycling magazines.
For starters, flip through the pages to find what stands out to you—quotable phrases, beautiful photographs, easy weeknight recipes, pretty poems or anything else that jumps off the page—or bookmark favorite articles as you're reading. Once you've flagged what you like, try these five ideas for upcycling magazines to reuse your favorite publications and ultimately declutter your space. (Fewer magazines on the coffee table or kitchen counter is sure to make your space look tidier.)