Monday, September 27, 2010

Confessions of a Magazine Junkie

Now that we know where we'll be living now, I feel like everything has been thrown into motion with house hunting trips, farewell parties, scheduling the movers, pre-packing a few things to get them out of the house - even though the movers will re-pack them. Why? It sounds so futile, but it helps to get us organized for the move so we can maybe get some of those neglected  hard-to-reach corners of the house clean.

It was after packing my third box of books, not even making a dent in the overall quantity or even getting to the cookbooks, that I rediscovered my pile of magazines. I wish I'd taken a photo of the stack. I found back issues of Taste of Home, Rachael Ray, Better Homes and Gardens, Real Simple, Clean Eating, and several other titles, including Conde Nast Traveler.

Hi, I'm Erin, and I'm a magazine-aholic.

It was with great sorrow last night that I set to going through the collection looking for "keepers". "Keepers" to me mean anything that makes a room beautiful, anything that looks like it will taste amazing, or great flavor combinations. I tried really hard to limit this round of "keepers" to recipes, and then reorganized my cookbook binder. Plus, I kept a few whole magazines -- when faced with Clean Eating, how can you toss any of them? (By toss, I mean recycle. Don't worry!) It's just not right.

It was a bittersweet feeling of accomplishment.

Tonight: scaring up boxes to pack more books. I read A LOT!

What are some of your moving/packing tips and favorite stories?


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