I have a big three ring binder and use the clear plastic inserts (page covers) that you can slide the pages into - with those you can see front and back, or arrange them however you want.
I use dividers to divide up my binder into categories - horse health, jumping clinic, general riding tips, etc.
Now my boyfriend who is a bit of a computer nerd scans his articles and saves them in folders on his hard drive. But that is too tech-y for me. But it is the best solution if you don't want to store any papers or anything.
Being a one-horse owner, I have a binder for Sam where I keep all of his info, records, receipts, etc. So I have a section at the back to do the plastic-sleeved articles. But I don't have much space so I have to be discriminating. d; And somehow I still end up saving the darn magazines themselves...
I go the binder and page protector route. I probably have 8 of the big 3" binders now. There is a great deal of repetition in the topics covered over the years, so every year or so I go through what I have and the growing 'to be sorted pile' and find the articles that cover the exact same topic. The one I like the best stays, the rest get tossed.
I tried scanning articles into the computer, but unless you can save files as .pdf, keeping an image file big enough and high quality enough to be read clearly is a big space-sucking PITA.
I put mine in a 3 ring binder, without page protectors though. I have them sectioned into horse care, jumping, and dressage sections. Works pretty well for me, except for that darn "round-tuit" pile that was mentioned...
We actually used to save all magazines for our business however I've noticed that these magazines recycle articles and things go out of date so quickly that we've started just recycling the magazines after we've read them.
If we need something immediately, we go online and do a search. No more saving. Free up the shelves for your trophies!!
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