In my younger days I kept everything - all ticket stubs, receipts, photos of everything (when you needed to actually develop film). I hung onto everything long past its use-by-date. Now I have changed. I get rid of things ruthlessly. Prior to my most recent move I cleared out any clothes that no longer fit right, that I couldn't remember wearing, or I would never wear again. I culled my cookbook collection, my fiction, CDs (who uses those anyway) and G was good enough to get rid of many of his 'participation' trophys.
So after receiving what I then thought was my final Delicious (Dec/Jan), prior to G being gifted a subscription for 2011, I had to figure out what I was going to do with all those magazines. I have seen piles at op shops for $1ea, or even less if they are really old. But I wanted to keep some of the recipes, and a couple of the stories (stories about foreign cities I intend to visit this year mainly). So rather than generously sharing them with other people who can't afford the subscription I chose to tear my copies apart.
I started by going through this blog - where I generally don't put recipes because I don't understand the laws of copyright for magazine recipes - but is nonetheless a good record of recipes that worked for me (most of the recipes that I documented here worked, but not all worked for me).
So after tearing my copies of Delcious 2010 apart, G also went through them because he does have slightly different taste than me (chocolate bread cake for example). Then I purchased a thin journal - because I didn't tear out that many recipes, and I started to stick the recipes down, mostly with copies of the pictures I took - far more realistic than the magazine pictures in some instances - and with some of my notes about what to do with leftovers, herbs to use instead and other useful tips that correlate with my tastes.