But, after three months it is time to ditch old magazines, or better yet, pass them along to a friend or a doctor's office. If you have had it on hand for three months and not read it, you are likely NOT going to. Time to get rid of those and clean up that pile that seems to be constantly growing.
How about those old cookbooks? Nearly all the recipes I use now are online. I can pass the old ones to our library for their book sale for those that still use cookbooks. This frees up greatly needed space and is an easy item to part with. My feeling is any cookbook that we aren't using should get donated and give me back the extra space I can then use!