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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.

How To Get Rid Of Dresser Drawer Clutter

Dresser Drawer Clutter
How to get rid of dresser drawer clutter, including tips for decluttering both adult and kids clothing drawers.

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August Declutter Calendar 15 Minute Daily Missions For Month

August Declutter Calendar
Here's the August 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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Declutter Top Of Dresser

Declutter Top Of Dresser
This mission is to declutter your dresser top, clearing off clutter to have a visible flat surface. Here's pictures from readers who've taken this challenge for inspiration.

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How To Declutter Under The Bed

Declutter Under The Bed
How to declutter under the bed in both adult and kids rooms, including tips for cleaning underneath the bed, as well as before and after photos from readers who've done this decluttering mission.

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Declutter Nightstand

Declutter Nightstand
This mission is to declutter your nightstand. Here's what to do, items that are often cluttering the flat surfaces and drawers of this furniture, plus inspirational photos from readers.

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Week #29 Organized Home Challenge: Bedroom Organization

Bedroom Organization
This week's challenge is all about bedroom organization, and getting the room functioning as an inviting place to take refuge from the world. Here are step by step instructions.

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Declutter Socks

Declutter Socks
This mission is to declutter socks, to make more room in your sock drawer and get rid of ones that are too small, have no mate or are holey!

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Tips For Decluttering Your Closet Floor

Decluttering Your Closet Floor
Tips and ideas for decluttering your closet floor to keep from getting overwhelmed, as well as before and after photos from readers who've done this Declutter 365 mission to get you inspired to clean out your own closet.

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How To Declutter Your Closet Hanging Clothes

Declutter Your Closet Hanging Clothes
How to declutter your closet of excess hanging clothes, including why it's important, how to keep from being overwhelmed, and before and after pictures from readers who've already done the mission to get you inspired.

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How To Declutter Closet Shelves & Drawers

Declutter Closet Shelves
How to declutter closet shelves and drawers, including how to keep this task from being overwhelming and lots of before and after photos from others who've done this mission to get you inspired, and show you the difference this task makes in your closet.

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9 Questions To Ask When You Declutter Clothes

Declutter Clothes
Here are 9 questions to ask when you declutter clothes to get rid of the ones that should not stay in your closet or drawers, but also to help you keep the ones that should.

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7 Ways Getting Rid Of Clothing Clutter Is Awesome

Getting Rid Of Clothing Clutter
Getting rid of clothing clutter can be tough, but it comes with a lot of rewards at the same time. Here are 7 reasons that it's worth the effort for you to take on this decluttering challenge.

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Week #28 Organized Home Challenge: Organize Closet In Master Bedroom

Organize Closet In Master Bedroom
Step by step instructions for how to organize your closet, to keep it both decluttered and to store your clothes, shoes, accessories and more.

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Declutter Broken Objects

Declutter Broken Objects
This mission is to declutter broken objects, plus to create an area to hold broken objects that you'll actually fix in the future, as well as to get in the habit of fixing those things regularly.

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How To Declutter Rugs & Floor Mats

Declutter Rugs
This mission is to declutter rugs and floor mats. Here's quick tips for how to do it, plus how to secure the rugs you keep to make them less likely to be a slipping or tripping hazard within your home.

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How To Declutter Pillows

Declutter Pillows
Today's mission is to declutter pillows, including those for your bed and decorative pillows. Here's tips for how to do it, plus a discussion about what you can do with pillows you're getting rid of.

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How To Declutter Blankets & Comforters

Declutter Blankets
How to declutter blankets and comforters, including questions to help you determine how many blankets you really need in your home, and ideas for where to donate excess that you get rid of.

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Products To Organize & Improve Your Home & Life

Products To Organize
The Organizer Store at Home Storage Solutions 101 is your source for my hand selected and reviewed products to help you organize and improve your home and life.

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How To Declutter Sheets And Pillowcases

Declutter Sheets
How to declutter sheets, pillowcases and other bedding from your home, including guidelines for how many sheets and other items to keep and what to do with the items you get rid of.

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How To Declutter Towels & Washcloths

Declutter Towels
How to declutter towels and wash cloths, including guidelines and factors to consider when deciding how many to keep, and also ideas for what to do with old towels, including repurposing them, and places to donate them.

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Week #27 Organized Home Challenge: Organize Linen Closet

Organize Linen Closet
In this week's challenge we're going to organize linen closet or cabinet shelves, drawers, and chests. Here are step by step instructions for linen closet organization.

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Hair Appliance Holder Ideas & Solutions

Hair Appliance Holder
Here are quite a few hair appliance holder ideas and solutions for common tools including your hair dryer, curling iron and flat iron.

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Nail Polish Storage & Organization Ideas

Nail Polish Storage
Here are quite a few nail polish storage and organization ideas whether you've got just a few bottles or a huge collection, and whether you want to display them or keep them hidden away.

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Toothbrush Replacement

Toothbrush Replacement
This decluttering mission is all about toothbrush replacement, where I've provided guidelines for how often to change your toothbrush plus ideas for what do with them between and after replacements.

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Shelf Life Of Makeup & Cosmetics

Shelf Life Of Makeup
Did you know that makeup has expiration dates? The shelf life of makeup and cosmetics is not indefinite, so here's how long you can keep these items.

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Rubbermaid Lunch Blox Uses At School & Work

Rubbermaid Lunch Blox
The Rubbermaid Lunch Blox system is a fun and easy way to pack a healthy, portion-controlled lunch for work or school. Here are ideas for how to use them.

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How To Get Rid Of Makeup, Cosmetics & Toiletries Clutter

How To Get Rid Of Makeup
Here's how to get rid of makeup, cosmetics and toiletries clutter from your home, including the types of products to remove as well as what you can and cannot do with the items you decide to part with.

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Bath Toy Storage Ideas

Bath Toy Storage
Here are quite a few bath toy storage and organization ideas you can use to corral these little toys between baths while also let them drain and dry between uses.

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Declutter Bath Toys

Declutter Bath Toys
This fifteen minute mission is to declutter bath toys. Here's guidelines for which ones to toss to get it done!

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Week #26 Organized Home Challenge: Cosmetics & Makeup Organization

Cosmetics & Makeup Organization
This week's challenge is cosmetics and makeup organization, to get yourself looking good without having to search for everything you need constantly. Here are step by step instructions for organizing all kinds of cosmetics.

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Rubbermaid Bento Boxes: Decorative Storage Box Plus Organizer All In One

Rubbermaid Bento Boxes
Rubbermaid Bento Boxes are designed to not only store objects, but to keep the contents organized at the same time. Therefore, they serve as both a decorative storage box and an organizer at the same time.

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How To Declutter Bathroom Cabinets & Closets

Declutter Bathroom Cabinets
This mission is to declutter your bathroom cabinets and closet shelves. Here's tips for how to do it, plus lots of before and after photos from other readers who've done the mission to get you inspired.

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Bathroom Drawer Organizer Ideas & Solutions

Bathroom Drawer Organize
Lots of bathroom drawer organizer ideas and solutions to keep these drawers clutter free and convenient for finding what you need.

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How To Declutter Bathroom Drawers

Declutter Bathroom Drawers
Today's mission is to declutter your bathroom drawers. Here's quick tips for how to do it, plus lots of before and after photos from readers who've already done the mission to get you inspired and ready to tackle your own drawers.

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Declutter Shower & Bathtub

Declutter Shower
This mission is to declutter your shower and bathtub of excess bottles and products so you've got more room in there.

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Declutter Under Bathroom Sink Cabinets

Declutter Under Bathroom Sink
This mission is to declutter under bathroom sink cabinets to clear clutter and organize what you've got left. Here's inspirational photos from others who've already done it.

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July Declutter Calendar 15 Minute Daily Missions For Month

 July Declutter Calendar
Here's the July 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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Declutter Bathroom Sink Area

Declutter Bathroom Sink
Today's fifteen minute mission is to declutter your bathroom sink and counter area. Here's the instructions, plus pictures from readers who've accomplished the task.

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Week #25 Organized Home Challenge: Bathroom Organization

Bathroom Organization
Whether your bathroom is big or small, bathroom organization is key to making the space functional and pleasant. Here are step by step instructions for this week's challenge to make it work for you.

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Charging Station Organizer Ideas

Charging Station Organizer
Here are quite a few ideas, including do it yourself and store bought options, for a charging station organizer to keep your family's electronics, phones and other devices.

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How To Delete Apps & Digital Clutter From Smart Phones, Tablets & Computers

Delete Apps & Digital Clutter
Here is how to delete apps and other types of digital clutter from your smart phones, tablets and computers to keep them functional and useful for you. The article contains a list of many types of digital clutter to remove.

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10 Mason Jar Gift Ideas For Your Kitchen

10 Mason Jar Gift Ideas
Here's a round up of 10 beautiful, useful and fun Mason Jar gift ideas for your kitchen. This is a must see for the Mason Jar lovers in your life.

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Organizing Email By Using Folders

Organizing Email
Here are tips for organizing email by using folders, plus a list of folders to create for your personal email inbox.

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Stop Unwanted Emails By Unsubscribing

Stop Unwanted Emails
For today's declutter mission we're going to stop unwanted emails from coming into our inbox by unsubscribing from them. Here's how.

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Get Rid Of Email Clutter In Your Inbox

Get Rid Of Email Clutter
This mission is to get rid of email clutter in your inbox, so you control your email and not the other way around!

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Week #24 Organized Home Challenge: Manage & Organize Email

Organize Email
In this challenge we're tackling our digital inbox so we can manage and organize email and other digital information.

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How To Sew A Bag: Free Online Classes From Craftsy

How To Sew A Bag
One of the simplest types of ways to store and organize items are bags, but who says you have to buy them? Why not make your own?It can be fun, you get to choose the fabrics you love, and you know they'll be high quality and not fall apart on you quickly like some of the cheap reusable bags you get at the store.

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Cable & Cord Storage Ideas & Organization Tips

Cable & Cord Storage Ideas
Lots of cord storage ideas and cable organization ideas that you can use to label and find the electronics cords and cables you need, when you need them, and not have mystery cords laying around your home.

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How To Get Rid Of {And Dispose Of} Cable & Cord Clutter

Cable & Cord Clutter
Here are instructions for how to get rid of cord clutter in your home, by both identifying which chargers, cables and cords should go, as well as ideas for how to best dispose of the items you will remove from your home.

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