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Oct 30, 2011 06:24 PM

cooking magazines

I have hundreds of old cooking magazines and I have tried every possible venue, including cooking schools, family and consumer science classes, used book stores, libraries, free cycle, etc. I can't think of just throwing them away. Any ideas??

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  1. Bundle by year and offer on Craigslist? Freecycle?

    1. Have you tried preschools? We use lots of magazines for collages, and have been doing a ton of nutrition activities lately, so if you were ok with them being cut up, that might be an option.

      1. I know how you feel. I bundled them by month (several year's worth), so had a bundle of Thanksgiving, one of Christmas, one for barbeque, etc... Gave most away at a rummage sale.
        But sadly, most have gone into the recycling bin.

        1. Sometimes things that you can't give away unfortunately are best off recycled. Alot of places won't take old magazines or books for fear of communicable diseases. If you can't give them away, I fear recycling them might be your only option.

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          1. re: freia


            you don't want to end up on an episode of hoarders . . . . .

          2. Send them to me! I adore hunting down recipes to save. I have 4 'cookbooks' made up of magazine cuttings.
            But I'm in England, so perhaps not...