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What Do I Do With Old, Unwanted Magazines?

Here's What to Do With That Stack of Magazines You No Longer Have Space For

Are you the once-proud owner of a Vogue subscription that has slowly eaten away at your living space? You're not alone. If you're feeling a little outnumbered — and unlike keen Pinterest users, you're not the crafty type — here's what you can do to rehome that collection.

Donate Them
If your issues are up to date and still have a little life left in them, donate them to a local library, nursing home, hospital, or women's shelter in your area.

Share Them With Schools
If your magazine subscription is an educational one, be sure to share the knowledge with local schools that might benefit from these titles. If your collection consists of fashion- and art-related titles, such as Wallpaper and Vogue, these publications are perfect for collaging projects in school.

Post Them on Freecycle
It's likely that someone in your local area might be looking for a magazine collection for a project. If you're keen to get rid of your stash quickly, post an advert on to encourage someone to come and collect it free of charge.

Sell Them
Sites like will buy second-hand magazines in good condition in English as well as foreign languages. Better yet, if you live in the Lincolnshire or London area, they will collect directly from you, saving you a heavy trip to the post office.

Recycle Them
If you're keen to get rid of your magazines quickly or they no longer serve a purpose, hold off reaching for the bin bag. Instead, make sure your paper stacks are recycled by putting them out with your standard recycling to be collected by the local authority.

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