Resolution moves stairway decorating idea from cluttered magazine rack to cluttered Pinterest board

Among my new year’s resolutions is a goal to sort through a backlog of magazines — one a day until they’re gone by Feb. 28.

Most years, I come up with a theme for my resolutions and I’m not sure how this one will fit in — “catch up”? “lighten up”? — but in any case, it’s probably as world-changing as “brush dog’s teeth once a day.” Like a basket case with OCD, I just can’t bring myself to toss away these paper treasures without so much as a second glance, so I’m requiring myself to page through them before they become so much landfill.

Today, I leafed through the August 2012 issue of Southern Living and found such seasonally useful fare as how to preserve summer’s bounty in jam and grill watermelon. Ugh.

But I also found an idea for decorating my stairway:

Southern Living's 2012 Idea House could be my 2013 idea house.

Southern Living’s 2012 Idea House could be my 2013 idea house.

I’m not much for family photos gathering dust in my house, but I’ve been thinking I ought to dress up my stairway. Maybe a combination of family photos and artwork like this could be the trick.

Like it? So I could toss away the magazine, I pinned it, and you can “Pin It” here, too — no muss, no fuss, no wasteful paper detritus. Ain’t the internet grand?

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3 responses to “Resolution moves stairway decorating idea from cluttered magazine rack to cluttered Pinterest board

  1. That is a lot of extra dusting and straightening. I know because my walls are filled with paintings and photos. Downsizing resolution this year is to stop hanging artwork on my walls.

  2. I know what you mean about not wanting to just throw away unread magazines. I have a hard time even once I’ve read them. I have many years of Scientific American saved… was thinking I could donate them to a library, but these days back issues are all on DVD, easily available.

    I guess they’re for the recycle. [sigh]

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