Instead of saving a whole magazine for future reference, tear out just the article you intend to read and/or file.
Speaking of filing, use binders or file folders to hold magazine articles or newspaper clippings. Create a folder/binder for main categories, like “Home Decorating Ideas” or “Vacation Ideas.” If you choose to use a binder, insert articles into clear plastic sheet protectors. You can also use tabbed index sheets to create sections; for example, “Kitchen,” “Bedroom,” etc.
Choose one day each week – or one day each month, depending upon how many magazines you subscribe to – for going through magazines and culling old ones, tearing out articles or recipes you want to save, etc.
What to do with all those magazines you are recycling? Think about dropping them off at a local business’ waiting room. Maybe the local hospital, laundromat, veterinarian or mechanic can use some new reading material for their clients while they wait.