I often find myself drawn to magazines whose covers advertise that they can help me “Save $5000 This Year” or “Organize Your Small Space” or “Go From Drab to Fab”! And time after time, I find myself shelling out the $4.99 only to get home and find such gems as follow here.
**Save $14,238 every year just by not stopping for a Half Mocha Locha Latte Skim Frappacinno at Starbucks! Guess what. I don’t even know what the hell at Half Mocha Locha Latte Skim Frappacinno even is, much less do I spend $14,238 a year on them!
**Save $250 a month by paying your bills on time and avoiding late fees! I’d like to know how the heck many bills you have, let alone how many you pay late that you could save that much every month just in late fees. Oh yeah. And DUH!
The organizational tips are the best.
**Match your socks before you put them in the drawer for a quick and easy morning! Really? That’s the best you have? I’m guessing that if someone can’t figure out that she should match her socks, the odds of any number of magazine articles getting her organized, no matter how well-written, are slim to none.
**Arrange your clothes by type; shirts next to shirts and pants next to pants. Oh, yes. That’s truly helpful right there. I’m so glad I paid $4.99 for the privilege of getting that information!
I’m pretty sure the only thing that can top organizational tips are the tips for how to make your entryway gorgeous.
If I had 200 square feet of entry way with gorgeous tile and room for a bench and coat hooks, do you really think I would have bought your stupid magazine?! No. I’m pretty sure I could figure out to put a bench there. Why don’t you do one with a 14 square foot entry way like mine? Now that would be worth $4.99.
But I’m sure that, each spring and every fall, I will once again fall for the allure of an organized kitchen or the hope of saving $5000 a year. And I will once again fork over $4.99 to read the editors’ brilliant ideas.