I get a bunch of craft magazines that I like to keep after I have read them for ideas and inspiration. Every year I also get a copy of a soft cover book that comes out about cake decorating called the Wilton Cake Decorating Yearbook. This is a soft cover book that is a little thicker than a standard magazine but just like a magazine, it is hard to store on a shelf like a book because they are soft and tend to flop over.
So with a need for proper magazine storage I went on a quest to find something affordable that I liked. I looked at the new cardboard ones every seems to have now and they were pretty but I was worried about how sturdy they were and how well they would hold up over time. One day when I was in Big Lots looking for something else, I looked up on the top shelf and there was just what I needed. They had 2 packs of Rubbermaid Magazine Files at the perfect price of only $4.99.
They are black so they might not be the prettiest ones out there but then again, black does go with everything. They are made of a hard plastic this makes them strong, sturdy and balanced so they do not tip over easily which I really like about them. They stand 11 3/4 inches high in the back and then slope down to 4 1/2 inches in the front. This makes it easy to see the spines to see what each issue is and it also makes it easy to get them in and out with out bending up the magazine in the process. I can fit about 8 of the Wilton Yearbooks in there and 10-12 standard magazine issues. I bought several sets of these so I use some for each different type of craft or magazine category and they keep me organized. When I want to look through a stack of them, the files are easy to lift off the shelf and carry with me where ever I want them to go.
I have been really happy with my choice of these magazine files and they have really helped to keep my magazines organized and free of damage to the covers, pages and spines. I am starting to run out of space in them though so it's almost time to pick up a few more.