I tend to get a little “my precioussss” about my stacks and stacks of magazines so throwing them out is not really an option. Sure, I can do a bit of editing down – chuck out some of the crappier weeklies – but I know deep down I’m heading for an apartment lined entirely with glossies. Until then, it’s time to figure our how to store the stacks without anyone noticing that I have very serious hoarding issues.
Stack ’em up.
The hoarder’s favourite method of storage doesn’t have to look demented. Well placed stacks of magazines can look as appealing as piles of vinyl records when done right; make it seem arty by piling them up in well lit nooks without too much going on.
Pile of magazines; Design You Trust.
Living room stacks; Pinterest. Stacks with plants; Studio Home. Fireplace mags; French By Design.
Of course, stacking them can lead to magazine avalanches when you absolutely positively have to get at the one at the bottom. Keep some of your favourites to hand in old fruit crates and boxes and pretend it’s part of the decor.
Magazines in crates; Rose & Grey.
Fruit box; FRKNH. Magazine crate; Design Sponge. Wheeled magazine storage; Emila’s New Moon.
Disguise them as furniture.
If your magazine stacks are as permanent a fixture as mine (like I said; MY preciousssssss) then you could consider making them work for their keep. Here are but a few ideas for turning magazines into part of the furniture.
Magazine stack table legs; Alberta Magazine.
Beside table; Varpunen. Stool; Live Love Create Inspire. Bedroom DIY table; Easy Living.
Get nerdy and file them.
This is the clutter equivalent of balancing your cheque book. Magazine organiser files are undeniably pretty and rows and rows look ever so grown up. If you’ve got the time, patience or even inclination, there are plenty of DIYs available to turn your magazine mountain into a uniformly nerdy collection. If you’re not overcome by the temptation to read each and every one before you file them, you are a better person than me.
Magazine files; Happy F&P.
Numbered magazine organizers; Home Life. Stacked organizers; BHG. Filed by year; House & Home.
Magazines are monthly works of art so maybe it’s time to treat them as such. When you’ve figured out a way to hide, stack or organise the bulk of them, treat yourself to some glossy wall art by hanging your favourites. I’m thinking the loo would be the perfect gallery.
Magazine hanger; Huset.
Hanging magazine; Annaleena’s Hem. Hangers; Interior Inspiration. Coat hangers; Alo Terra.
You might also like; DIY Magazine Stool; Just Add Belts.