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Welcome to the Home Storage Solutions Blog update page, which provides you with the latest updates and articles from this site, so you can always know "what's new" from me, Taylor.

This is where you can find the latest ideas, tips and the best products available to get your home organized and to help you find a place for everything in your home that matters.

Week #2 Organized Home Challenge: Kitchen Drawers & Kitchen Cabinet Organization

Kitchen Cabinet Organization
This week's challenge is all about kitchen drawer and kitchen cabinet organization, where you will both declutter and organize things in a way where you can easily access what you need, when and where you need it. Here are the steps to take.

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Declutter Potholders & Oven Mitts: 15 Minute Mission

Declutter Potholders
Here's a fifteen minute decluttering mission, to declutter potholders and oven mitts from your kitchen.

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Declutter Kitchen Towels & Dish Cloths: 15 Minute Mission

Declutter Kitchen Towels
This mission is to declutter kitchen towels, dish cloths, tea towels and kitchen rags so that you keep the best, ditch the yucky ones, and only keep enough to fit into your designated storage area. Here's instructions for how to do it, plus photos from others to get you motivated.

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Utensil Crock Ideas: For Convenience & Saving Drawer Space

Utensil Crock Ideas
Here are several utensil crock ideas for your kitchen counters to help save drawer space and make cooking more convenient.

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Essential Gadgets & Small Kitchen Appliances List

Essential Gadgets & Small Kitchen Appliances
Here's my essential gadgets and small kitchen appliances list. Do you agree or disagree with what I consider essential?

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Kitchen Utensil Storage & Organization Ideas

Kitchen Utensil Storage
Here are kitchen utensil storage and organization ideas and solutions you can use, as well as before and after pictures from readers who've tackled decluttering and organizing their cooking implements.

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Declutter Kitchen Table Daily: Make It A Habit

Declutter Your Kitchen Island
This 15 minute mission is to declutter your kitchen table. I've included some tips and ideas for making this a habit plus a hall of fame for those who've completed the mission.

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How To Declutter Your Kitchen Island

Declutter Your Kitchen Island
This mission is to declutter your kitchen island. Here's tips for how to do it, and keep it uncluttered from now on.

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How To Declutter Kitchen Counters & Make It A Habit

Declutter Kitchen Counters
This mission is all about how to declutter kitchen counters and make this a daily habit, plus real life examples of cluttered and uncluttered counters to give you inspiration and hope for your own home.

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Kitchen Sink Organization Ideas & Storage Solutions

Kitchen Sink Organization
Here are several kitchen sink organization ideas used by readers who've done the kitchen organization challenge, making their sink area more functional and visually pleasing at the same time.

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Week #1 Organized Home Challenge: Kitchen Organization

Kitchen Organization
This week's challenge is all about kitchen organization, both overall and with specific emphasis on keeping your countertops and sink clear and clean. Here are the steps to take.

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Where To Donate Used Christmas Cards & Greeting Cards

Donate Used Christmas
Don't let those old cards sit around and become clutter. Find out where to donate used Christmas cards and greeting cards to worthwhile charities.

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What To Do With Used Christmas Cards: Declutter, Upcycle Or Donate?

Christmas Cards
Here's suggestions for what to do with used Christmas cards so they don't just become clutter in your home.

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January Declutter Calendar: 15 Minute Daily Missions For Month

January Declutter Calendar
Here's the January 2017 declutter calendar with a daily 15 minute decluttering and organizing mission for each day of the month. Also includes a printable calendar.

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Family Calendars And Organizers That Actually Work For Families

Family Calendars
Family calendars can help you keep your whole family organized and on track. See examples from readers who've shared the system that works for them.

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Free Printable 2017 Declutter Calendar

2017 Declutter Calendar
Here's the printable 2017 declutter calendar with a daily 15 minute decluttering and organizing mission for each day of the year. Get your free copy today.

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Week #52 Organized Home Challenge: Keep A Family Calendar

Organize Pet Supplies
A family calendar is the best way to coordinate all the comings and goings of every single member of your family, and to make sure you aren't, as a whole, spread too thin, and get enough family together time.

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Week #51 Organized Home Challenge: Organize Pet Supplies

Family Calendar
In this week's challenge we'll organize pet supplies, including pet food, treats, toys, paperwork and information and more. Here are step by step instructions.

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Printable Home Inventory Forms: Use These To Create Your Inventory

Home Inventory Forms
Use these free printable home inventory forms to help you create your personal home inventory.

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Printable Home Inventory Checklist: Make Sure You Don't Forget Anything

Home Inventory Checklist
Use this free printable home inventory checklist to jog your memory and make sure you don't forget any areas or major items in your home that should be included in your personal household inventory.

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Organize Wrapping Paper

Organize Wrapping Paper
Organize wrapping paper, gift bags, tissue paper, ribbons and bows so you can access everything when you need it easily, and yet keep it out of the way the rest of year. Here are the steps to take.

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Week #50 Organized Home Challenge: Create A Personal Home Inventory

Personal Home Inventory
Your challenge this week is to create a personal home inventory to be able to present to an insurance company if the need ever arose. Here are the steps you should take.

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Ideas To Store & Organize Gift Bags

Organize Gift Bags
Here are several ideas for how to store and organize gift bags in your home.

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Week #49 Organized Home Challenge: Christmas Decoration Storage & Organization

Christmas Decoration Storage
Your challenge this week is to work on Christmas decoration storage and organization so you can safely store, and then find and display the items you love and get rid of the rest. Here are the steps to take.

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How To Declutter Your Music Collection: CDs, Cassettes, Records & More

Declutter Your Music Collection
This mission is to declutter your music collection, in whatever format it takes, including CDs, cassettes, vinyl records, digital music files and more. Here's how, plus ideas for what to do with decluttered items.

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Week #48 Organized Home Challenge: CD and DVD Storage and Organization

CD and DVD Storage
During this week of the 52 Week Organized Home Challenge we're dealing with CD and DVD storage and organization. Here are step by step instructions for these items in your home.

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Purse & Handbag Storage Ideas & Solutions

Purse & Handbag Storage
Here are lots of purse and handbag storage ideas and solutions, for all sizes and varieties of purse collections, to keep them neat and organized in your closet or bedroom.

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5 Food Storage Safety Tips For Your Home

5 Food Storage Safety Tips
We eat and serve food daily in our homes, so make sure you're following these 5 food storage safety tips so the food you serve and eat is at its freshest and healthiest.

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How To Declutter Wallet & Keep It That Way

Declutter Your Wallet
This mission is to declutter your wallet. Here's how to do it, items you should not keep in your wallet, plus tips for making this task a regular habit.

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How To Declutter Your Purse & Keep It That Way

Declutter Your Purse
Today's mission is to declutter your purse. Here's instructions for how to do it, how to make it a habit, and a list of essential purse contents to make sure you keep what you should in there.

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December Declutter Calendar: 15 Minute Daily Missions For Month

December Declutter Calendar
Here's the December 2016 declutter calendar with a daily 15 minute decluttering and organizing mission for each day of the month. Also includes a printable calendar.

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Declutter Key Ring & Loose Keys Around Your Home

Declutter Key Ring
This mission is to declutter your key ring and loose keys you've got around your home. Here's the steps to take.

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Week #47 Organized Home Challenge: Organizing Purses, Handbags & Wallets

Organizing Purses
Join the Organizing Purses, Handbags, and Wallets Challenge and get instructions for clearing clutter so you can find what you want, when you need it.

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Declutter Musical Instruments

Declutter Musical Instruments
Today's mission is to declutter musical instruments. I've got ideas for letting go of these sometimes sentimental items, as well as suggestions for what to do with them once you decide to get rid of them.

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Liquor Storage Ideas & Solutions

Liquor Storage Ideas
Here are quite a few liquor storage ideas and solutions you can use for the hard spirits and alcohol stored in your home.

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Medication Organizer Ideas & Storage Solutions

Medication Organizer Ideas
Here are quite a few medication organizer ideas and storage solutions for organizing first aid and medical supplies in your home.

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First Aid Kit Contents List: What You Really Need

First Aid Kit Contents List
Here is a printable first aid kit contents list that you can post in your home to make sure you've got all the necessary supplies at home for when you need them.

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Prescription Drug Disposal Guide & How To Dispose Of OTC Medication

Prescription Drug Disposal Guide
For both health and safety reasons, as well as environmental, you should follow these guidelines for prescription drug disposal and disposing of over the counter medication.

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Week #46 Organized Home Challenge: Create A Medicine Organizer & First Aid Kit Center

A Medicine Organizer & First Aid Kit Center
This week's challenge is to create a medicine organizer and first aid kit center in your home, to make sure you have the right supplies for your family when they need them.

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Fire Extinguisher Placement Guidelines For Your Home

Fire Extinguisher Placement Guidelines
Use these fire extinguisher placement guidelines to make sure you have this vital equipment in the right places in your home if you need it.

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Car Emergency Kit List {With Printable}

3 Day Emergency Supply List
Here's a list of everything you should have in your car emergency kit, with a free printable checklist.

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Free Printable 3 Day Emergency Supply List

3 Day Emergency Supply List
Here's a free printable emergency supply list, with a checklist of items necessary for an emergency preparedness kit for three days.

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List Of Items Needed For Food Pantry Donations

Food Pantry Donations
Here's a list of the most needed items for food pantry donations, including both food and non-food items.

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Week #45 Organized Home Challenge: Create An Emergency Preparedness Kit

Emergency Preparedness Kit
In this week's challenge we'll make an emergency preparedness kit to make sure our family is secure in the case of a disaster or other emergency.

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How To Read Kindle Books Without A Kindle

Read Kindle Books Without A Kindle
Don't let the lack of a Kindle reader keep you from getting a book you want. Here's how to read Kindle books even without owning a Kindle or when you don't have this device with you.

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Top 10 Places To Sell Books For Cash

Sell Books For Cash
Here are the top 10 places to sell books for cash, while decluttering or just to make a little extra for something you want or need.

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Top 13 Places To Donate Used Books

Donate Used Books
When you're ready to donate used books as part of the decluttering process, here's the top 13 places to consider, with suggestions for textbooks, kids books, novels, and more.

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How To Get Rid Of Book Clutter

Book Clutter
Here's how to get rid of your book clutter, including five questions to ask yourself when you declutter books.

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Week #44 Organized Home Challenge: Book Organization

Book Organization
In the Organize Books Challenge we'll declutter and organize the reading material in our homes, including library books, using these step by step instructions.

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