Yeap. I have that problem. And I have too much junk around. So, I gathered up the few Runner's World magazines I have around my study and decided to streamline. Here's what I did.
Gather up the magazines. I start small with 5 magazines cos' I don't want to be overwhelmed.
Get a 3-ring binder.
Get some clear protector sheets (or a 3-hole puncher)
Start going through the magazines, pages by pages.
Tear out the ones you would like to keep.
Stick it in a clear protector sheet.
Label the article on the front.
This is how I ended up labeling it.
"RW 2012 March"
Basically, "magazine name, date/year."
I paperclipped some of those articles that have multiple pages.
(which was pointless since for those multi-page articles, I just stick the whole thing into ONE protector sheet).
Toss the magazine into the trash IMMEDIATELY.
Sometimes, you want to save little nuggets of information.
So I cut them out, toss it into a box, and I am going to write a post for the blog so I can "document and save" this piece of information digitally.
All while doing a good deed for you!
Information is wealth. And I like to share this kind of wealth.
Not that I have lots of it.
A trash bag full of magazines.