How I Decluttered Stacks of Magazines

by Alli

It’s true confession time!  I’m usually a keep-it-neat-and-tidy type person in most areas of my life.  But I have a confession to make:  I’m a hoarder of magazines.  There.  I admit it.  I feel much better. Keep reading. I’m going to show you how I decluttered stacks of magazines!

If you take a look around my office, my nightstand or my bookshelves in the great room, you’ll find piles of magazines. I’m a magazine hoarder.  I love Southern Living, HGTV, Better Homes & Gardens, Good Housekeeping, and Coastal Living (for when my ship comes in and I buy a beach house).

I always have every intention of getting rid of those magazines. But, there’s always one or two articles, recipes, photos or house plans (for my dream beach house) that I absolutely must hold onto forever. Sigh. I just can’t seem to part with them.

And then it happened.  I found the app of my dreams. And that’s how I decluttered stacks of magazines.  Are you ready?

Declutter with Texture

How I Decluttered Stacks of Magazines

Have you heard of Texture?   Texture brings you the world’s best magazines (including all of my faves I mentioned earlier) and helps you find what really interests you.  Now, you (and I) can get unlimited access to our favorite magazines AND stop the clutter.

Don’t you hate flipping through a magazine and finding only a couple of things that jump out at you?  With Texture, you can choose any of the top magazines and get unlimited access to all the current content.  You can also find content that you really like faster through personal recommendations and curated collections.

If you sign up for a 30-day free trial, here are some things you’ll receive:

  • Unlimited access to your favorite weekly & monthly magazines
  • Access to all back issues
  • No long-term commitment.  You can cancel your subscription at any time.

The Texture app is available on iPad, iPhone, iPod touch and iPad mini using iOS 7.0 and up, devices using Android 4.0 and up, and Windows 8 and Windows RT PCs and tablets.

I just signed up for my free trial of Texture.  You can sign up, too, by clicking here. If you sign up during October, you’ll be entered to win amazing prizes all month long.

I’m so excited I finally found a way to enjoy all my favorite magazines and to keep the clutter down.  Now I can donate all my past issues of my favorite magazines and I can save time by just reading the articles that interest me.  Here’s a screenshot from my iPhone showing a few of my favorite magazines.

Texture App



This post is sponsored by  As always, all opinions are mine.


Zan October 16, 2015 - 9:14 am

I hot to say, this one is for me, too! Yesterday, I was looking at my pile of magazines and thought of throwing away the older issues but could not part with them. I love my magazines and will check out this App!

Sara-Jayne October 16, 2015 - 9:16 am

How brilliant! I have so many magazines – and so do my boys, AND my husband! I have piles of them in the garage too!

carol October 16, 2015 - 9:55 am

I have magazines everywhere in the house. This is a great idea. I must look into it.

Jenn @ EngineerMommy October 16, 2015 - 10:33 am

What a great service! I have too many physical magazines to keep track of and plus, they just create too much clutter. I’d love to have my magazines in digital form. I’ll check out Texture!

Alyssa C October 16, 2015 - 11:11 am

I am loving this idea! I have magazines in every room of my house. I am definitely going to look into this.

Jennifer October 16, 2015 - 12:37 pm

the only way I will read magazines! I use to have stacks but man, that gets crazy around the house… until one of my kids needs some random pieces for a school project haha

Alex October 16, 2015 - 3:12 pm

Oh my gosh, this is such a great idea!!!! I love reading a paper book, but I don’t think I would mind as much with magazines!

Megan Elford October 16, 2015 - 4:13 pm

I’m a magazine addict. I’m terrible for having them all over my house. But it would be so much nicer to have access to them on my devices, and NOT have them laying all over the place!

tiaras & tantrums October 16, 2015 - 5:52 pm

I used to save all my magazines – for years and years and just a few months ago – I went through them all and took out only my favorites and tossed the rest! I’m with you – get them online!

Alli October 18, 2015 - 7:39 pm

I did, too. I finally went through all of mine and got rid of them. I’m loving Texture!

Danielle K October 16, 2015 - 6:32 pm

Oh this is so awesome! I have a serious pile of magazines or ripped out pages from magazines that need organizing. Will definitely have to check this out.

Mary Edwards October 16, 2015 - 9:27 pm

My coffee table is currently overflowing with magazines from home decor to fitness. This is just what I need to get rid of the stacks and regain my coffee table!

Alli October 18, 2015 - 7:38 pm

I’ve been using the free app for a few days now and I’m really loving it. I will definitely be subscribing when my free month runs out.

Adriana October 16, 2015 - 11:20 pm

This app is awesome! I have sooo many magazines that I sometimes don’t even read! It’s so bad and a waste of space and dust collector! Great tips!!
xo Adriana – Daily Dose of Design

Rosey October 17, 2015 - 6:49 pm

I used to save mine and donate them to the school. They don’t use them at the kids new school though, so I’ve just been recycling them.

aaronica (the crunchy mommy) October 17, 2015 - 9:18 pm

i loooooove magazines too!!!

Kristen from The Road to Domestication October 17, 2015 - 11:17 pm

How cool is this?! I’m totally doing the free trial!

Alli October 18, 2015 - 7:35 pm

I’ve been using the free app all weekend and I’m loving it. I’m browsing so many magazines. When I see a paint color, etc. I like, I can just save it to my phone for future reference.

Stephanie of The TipToe Fairy October 18, 2015 - 6:39 pm

I am a clutter a holic when it comes to magazines. I just don’t want to get rid of them because they have such great stuff. I can’t wait to check this out.

Shannon Gurnee October 18, 2015 - 10:38 pm

This is a great idea! I personally still love my physical paper magazines, but digital is definitely the way to go to declutter.

Stephanie October 19, 2015 - 3:46 am

Magazines are my downfall too – I have several subscriptions and then I tend to buy them on the checkout line at the grocery store too! My husband got so mad when we moved – he said he wasn’t moving my 500 magazines and that I’d have to get rid of them. I did, but I’m probably back up to 100 now!


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