I read The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up earlier this summer during our vacation, and I fell madly in love with the concept. Since we’re still unpacking the new house, I haven’t had a chance to dig into the KonMari method fully yet, but in the meantime I’ve found that I’m always searching for ways to reduce clutter–especially by not bringing unnecessary new things into our home.
The second category in the KonMari method is paper: novels, cookbooks, old textbooks, magazines, etc.
I’ve cut back a lot on books in recent years because I mostly read on my Kindle, but I still get totally drawn into the pull of the glossy, colorful pages of my favorite magazines. When we travel (ironically including the trip where I read the KonMari book…) I stuff a few months’ worth of magazines in my carry-on to hold me over for the flight.
But in the long run that’s all just contributing to the clutter in my home.
Tip: Reduce clutter by reading magazines on a smartphone or tablet instead of letting them pile up at home.
When the people at Texture asked me if I wanted to try our the free trial of their app, their timing couldn’t have been better, since I’m in my major #PURGEALLTHETHINGS mode right now! You can read more than 200 of the most popular magazines on your tablet or smartphone, and when I signed up for my free trial, I saw that they’re running a promotion with Ebates, too, so it’s a great time to sign up!
Since I haven’t been able to exercise or work in the garden as much because of my sprained ankle the last few weeks, I’ve absolutely treasured being able to curl up in bed – with my foot elevated and iced, oh joy – with a whole world of magazines at my fingertips. It’s totally the cure for my short attention span and stir crazy mode I’m in right now!
Even with the free trial, you can access not only a ton of current magazines but also their back issues. In case you want to pull a “me” and read the last 462,389 issues of Real Simple…
What I’m Reading This Summer
I love blogs, but with access to a ton of magazines, I’ve been drooling over home inspiration for our new place: lighting inspiration in Elle Decor, small space solutions (600 square feet apartments!) in House Beautiful, and the pretty outdoor living area makeovers in HGTV Magazine. Oh, and all Domino everything. Enough said.
And then there’s me being a glutton for punishment reading Health and Fitness. Because I start physical therapy for my ankle today, so there’s that… :/
But as someone who always seeks the silver lining, at least I’ll be reading Domino on my phone in the waiting room before my PT (physical torture) appointment this morning instead of the AARP magazine that’s probably sitting there waiting for me!
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That’s not even a single coffee drank, you guys.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Texture. The opinions and text are all mine.