As you know, I enjoy recycling, repurposing, and rehoming items rather than sending them to the landfill.
One little thing I keep out of the dump is magazines. Subscriptions are so expensive these days that it is just a shame to read and toss! There are so many things to do with magazines.
Pass them on to a friend. Better yet, have a swap with friends where you each take a different subscription and pass them round robin so everyone can read many magazines for the price of one.
Bring them to waiting rooms. It is especially nice if you bring some ladies magazines to the auto shop and men's to doctor offices and hair stylists.
Schools sometimes want magazines for projects.
Or you can send them to missionaries for them to have in their fellowship/recreation areas.
I'm boxing these to send up to a missionary friend in Alaska. All these and a few more fit in a large flat rate box. Because of the weight make sure you tape it very heavily!!
Before you box them, make sure you clip off all the address labels.
Then pack away! After getting the main stack in, I curled another stack over on itself (like 2 'U's that are interlocked). This gets more in the space than just rolling them. Then at the top I put small 'Guidepost' to fill that area. This box it packed TIGHT.
And for $17.90 I will get about 50 good magazines off to folks who will look forward to reading them over and over.
What do you do with the magazines you finish?