Thursday, March 22, 2007

Magazine Savings

I hate spending money on magazines. I don't have a lot of time to read them anyway but I do enjoy flipping through them for decorating ideas, craft projects and best of all, new recipes and gardening ideas. So I compromise. Instead of subscribing, I check them out at the library. This works great for most magazines. Others, that I like tearing up, (you know, when you just rip out that new favorite recipe or picture of your dream kitchen) I get at the thrift store for a quarter. Southern Living for only 25 cents is well worth it for me!

Last week I just quickly flipped through the magazines at the thrift store looking for last year's Spring issues. Today I did the same at the library with the magazines Hobby Farm and Organic Gardening.

I subscribe to and love the Eating Well magazine! I've fixed countless of their recipes and we always really enjoy them. I also feel the articles are worth my time!

Happy frugal living!


Lisa said...

I did the same thing this week. :o) I went to the library and got 'Crating Keepsakes' & 'Family Fun'. It's great I have them for 3 weeks and take them back. No clutter.

Have a great day! :o)

Alexandra said...

I love it when I get the time to go to the "magazine room" at the library. It's tucked away on the second floor, quiet and there are racks and racks of magazines to peruse. Heaven!

Mom2fur said...

I think checking them out at the library is a great idea, especially when you consider you don't have interest in about 60% or more of the magazine.
One of my favorite things to happen is finding a big stack of magazines at a garage sale. I can get a whole bunch of crafts or cooking magazines to read for less than one copy would have cost me store-bought!

Meredith said...

I will have to check out Eating Well. I'm always glad for a new title to look for in the recycling bin!