I'm a hoarder. My husband, bless him, gave up the battle long ago. So, when he starts making comments like "If they (the mags) don't move out soon, we'll have to", I reckon it's time for me to give a little.
I won't say how far back my collection went but it's taken several months of 'one last browse' to get to 2006. Obviously, a lot of the stuff was no longer useful but I've found quite a few bits and pieces in the advice columns. Sadly, it means that my precious mags are reduced to a little bundle of clippings. On the other hand, there's all that lovely space just waiting to be filled up again!
I have a number of computer magazines that must go back many years. The more easily accessible copies that I had in storage, were thrown out a couple of years ago. Just found a copy of Computer Shopper Issue 126, dated August 1998, plus a copy of PC Format Issue 84, dated July 1998, plus PC Direct and PC Plus of about same vintage, haven't dug deep enough for any PCA magazines.Looks like a reminder for another big clear out, and putting the magazines and some other things to good use in the local recycling scheme.
I think after a year of loyal subscription, PCA should send you a DVD with PDA's of each edition on, then you could have them all on a disc and could re-cycle your magazines, and who know, a few days later, it could be another PCA magazine! The possibilities are endless...
Computeractive gave out a disc with the past 30 or so magazines with a new subscription, I got the disc with 3 mags for £0.03 then canceled my direct debit hehe!