Home Storage Solutions Blog:
The Latest Ideas, Tips & Best Products

plastic storage containers

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 #4 Organized Home Challenge: Organizing Refrigerator And Freezer

Organizing Refrigerator And Freezer
The challenge this week is organizing refrigerator and freezer food areas in your home. Here are step by step instructions for how to do it.

Continue reading "Week #4 Organized Home Challenge: Organizing Refrigerator And Freezer"

Free Printable Pantry List: Keep An Inventory And Stay Organized

Free Printable Pantry List
Here is a free printable pantry list to help you keep an inventory of what food you've got in stock. Using it will help you get organized, plan meals and use and eat what you've already got in your home.

Continue reading "Free Printable Pantry List: Keep An Inventory And Stay Organized"

February Declutter Calendar: 15 Minute Daily Missions For Month

February Declutter Calendar
Here's the February 2015 declutter calendar with a daily 15 minute decluttering and organizing mission for each day of the month. Also includes a printable calendar.

Continue reading "February Declutter Calendar: 15 Minute Daily Missions For Month"

Organizing & Storing Spices: Ideas & Solutions For Your Kitchen

Organizing & Storing Spices
Get ideas for organizing and storing spices in your kitchen cabinets, drawers and pantry from other readers who have shared their before and after pictures when they organized their own spices.

Continue reading "Organizing & Storing Spices: Ideas & Solutions For Your Kitchen"

Water Bottle Storage & Organization Ideas

Water Bottle Storage
Here are ideas for water bottle storage and organization that are practical and work for real people.

Continue reading "Water Bottle Storage & Organization Ideas"

Can Storage Ideas & Solutions: How To Organize Canned Food

Can Storage
Here are lots of can storage ideas and solutions shared by readers who tackled the pantry organization challenge and used lots of different methods for organizing their canned food.

Continue reading "Can Storage Ideas & Solutions: How To Organize Canned Food"

Declutter Bakeware: 15 Minute Mission

Declutter Bakeware
Today's mission is to declutter bakeware, such as baking sheets and pans. Here's how to do it, plus pictures from readers who've already tackled this mission.

Continue reading "Declutter Bakeware: 15 Minute Mission"

Getting Rid Of Kitchen Clutter Hall Of Fame

List of kitchen clutter items to consider getting rid of, plus hall of fame showing success stories to get inspired by what others have accomplished.

Continue reading "Getting Rid Of Kitchen Clutter Hall Of Fame"

Under Kitchen Sink Cabinet Organization: Ideas You Can Use

Under Kitchen Sink Cabinet Organization
See before and after pictures from readers who have taken the under kitchen sink cabinet organization challenge and cleared out the clutter. Get ideas for how they did it and what you can do in your home too.

Continue reading "Under Kitchen Sink Cabinet Organization: Ideas You Can Use"

Eat From The Pantry & Freezer Challenge

Eat From The Pantry
Let's take the next two weeks to do an Eat From The Pantry & Freezer Challenge, where you try to empty some of your shelves, eliminate food waste and save money on groceries.

Continue reading "Eat From The Pantry & Freezer Challenge"

Organizing Pots And Pans Ideas & Solutions

Organizing Pots And Pans
I've collected lots of ideas and pictures showing how readers went about organizing pots and pans, as well as the lids, in their kitchen to give you ideas for your own kitchen.

Continue reading "Organizing Pots And Pans Ideas & Solutions"

Declutter Food Storage Containers: 15 Minute Mission

Declutter Food Storage Containers
Here's how to declutter your food storage containers, along with inspirational before and after pictures to get you motivated to winnow down your plastics cabinet, cupboard or drawer.

Continue reading "Declutter Food Storage Containers: 15 Minute Mission"

Week #3 Organized Home Challenge: How To Organize Pantry, Spices & Food Storage Areas

Organize Pantry
Here are step by step instructions for how to organize pantry, spices, and other food storage areas so you can easily find what you need, and keep things fresh and safe from pests.

Continue reading "Week #3 Organized Home Challenge: How To Organize Pantry, Spices & Food Storage Areas"

Aluminum Foil, Plastic Bags & Kitchen Wrap Storage & Organization Ideas

Wrap Storage
I've gathered practical aluminum foil, plastic bag and kitchen wrap storage solutions and organizational ideas you can use to keep these boxes neat and easily accessible in your own kitchen.

Continue reading "Aluminum Foil, Plastic Bags & Kitchen Wrap Storage & Organization Ideas"

How To Organize Junk Drawer: Ideas & Solutions

 Organize Junk Drawer
Here are ideas for how to organize junk drawer in your kitchen or elsewhere, with lots of before and after pictures of the results obtained.

Continue reading "How To Organize Junk Drawer: Ideas & Solutions"

The Ultimate DIY Bundle: 76 eBooks & eCourses For You

The Ultimate DIY Bundle
Get The Ultimate DIY Bundle, which contains 76 eBooks and eCourses, of the best crafting and DIY material available. $1200 value, for just $34.95.

Continue reading "The Ultimate DIY Bundle: 76 eBooks & eCourses For You"

Week #2 Organized Home Challenge: Instructions For 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.

Continue reading "Week #2 Organized Home Challenge: Instructions For Drawers & Kitchen Cabinet Organization"

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.

Continue reading "Declutter Potholders & Oven Mitts: 15 Minute Mission"

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.

Continue reading "Kitchen Sink Organization Ideas & Storage Solutions"

Declutter & Organize Silverware Drawer Hall Of Fame

Organize Silverware Drawer
Here's the declutter and organize silverware drawer hall of fame, for those who've straightened up their flatware for daily use.

Continue reading "Declutter & Organize Silverware Drawer Hall Of Fame"

Declutter Kitchen Table: 15 Minute Mission

Declutter Kitchen Table
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.

Continue reading "Declutter Kitchen Table: 15 Minute Mission"

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.

Continue reading "Kitchen Utensil Storage & Organization Ideas"

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

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

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

Free Realistic Printable To Do List

To Do List
The key to true productivity is conquering your to do's, so here's a free printable to do list to help you get it all done.

Continue reading "Free Realistic Printable To Do List"

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.

Continue reading "Week #1 Organized Home Challenge: Kitchen Organization"

January Declutter Calendar: 15 Minute Daily Missions For Month

January Declutter Calendar
Here's the January 2015 declutter calendar with a daily 15 minute decluttering and organizing mission for each day of the month. Also includes a printable calendar.

Continue reading "January Declutter Calendar: 15 Minute Daily Missions For Month"

Declutter 365: A Year Of 15 Minute Decluttering Missions

Declutter 365
Take the year long Declutter 365 Challenge, and each day 15 minutes of work will transform your home.

Continue reading "Declutter 365: A Year Of 15 Minute Decluttering Missions"

Week #52 Organized Home Challenge: Keep A Family Calendar

Keep A Family Calendar
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.

Continue reading "Week #52 Organized Home Challenge: Keep A Family Calendar"

Week #51 Organized Home Challenge:How To Organize Wrapping Paper & Gift Bags

How To Organize Wrapping Paper & Gift Bags
Your challenge this week is to 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.

Continue reading "Week #51 Organized Home Challenge:How To Organize Wrapping Paper & Gift Bags"

Printable Christmas Storage Inventory Form: Keep Track Of Decorations

Printable Christmas Storage Inventory Form
Here's a printable Christmas storage inventory form to help you keep track of where you store your decorations, and also tips for how to use the printable most effectively.

Continue reading "Printable Christmas Storage Inventory Form: Keep Track Of Decorations"

Week #50 Organized Home Challenge: Organizing Holiday Decorations

Organizing Holiday Decorations
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.

Continue reading "Week #50 Organized Home Challenge: Organizing Holiday Decorations"

Week #49 Organized Home Challenge: Storing Silver For Easy Use With Minimal Tarnishing

Storing Silver
This week's challenge is to make sure you're storing silver items in your home so they stay as beautiful as possible, with little tarnishing or damage. Here's the steps and instructions for how to do this.

Continue reading "Week #49 Organized Home Challenge: Storing Silver For Easy Use With Minimal Tarnishing"

Laundry Change Jar Or Holder: Ideas To Keep Loose Change Found In Clothes

Laundry Change Jar Or Holder
Here are ideas for a laundry change jar or holder to collect loose change found in your family's clothes in the laundry room.

Continue reading "Laundry Change Jar Or Holder: Ideas To Keep Loose Change Found In Clothes"

Online Meal Planner Review: Plan To Eat

Online Meal Planner Review
Plan to Eat is an online meal planner resource you can use to handle all the portions of planning your meals, from recipe organization, creating your grocery shopping list, and, of course, planning your menu for the week.

Continue reading "Online Meal Planner Review: Plan To Eat"

December Declutter Calendar: 15 Minute Daily Missions For Month

December Declutter Calendar
Here's the December 2014 declutter calendar with a daily 15 minute decluttering and organizing mission for each day of the month. Also includes a printable calendar.

Continue reading "December Declutter Calendar: 15 Minute Daily Missions For Month"

Week #48 Organized Home Challenge: Organizing China, Glassware and Crystal

 Organizing China, Glassware and Crystal
This week's challenge is to create an appropriate area for storage for china, along with glassware and crystal, to keep it clean and safe for your use. Here are the steps to take.

Continue reading "Week #48 Organized Home Challenge: Organizing China, Glassware and Crystal"

Declutter Kitchen Counters: 15 Minute Mission

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.

Continue reading "Declutter Kitchen Counters: 15 Minute Mission"

How To Organize Tank Tops & Camis

How To Organize Tank Tops & Camis
Here's ideas for how to organize tank tops and camis in either a closet or drawers so they don't get wrinkled and you can find the one you want easily.

Continue reading "How To Organize Tank Tops & Camis"

Week #47 Organized Home Challenge: Create A Personal Home Inventory

Create A 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.

Continue reading "Week #47 Organized Home Challenge: Create A Personal Home Inventory"

Declutter Dresser Top: 15 Minute Mission

Declutter Dresser Top
Today's 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.

Continue reading "Declutter Dresser Top: 15 Minute Mission"

Week #46 Organized Home Challenge: Organize Toys & Games Challenge

Declutter & Organize Toys and Games
Your challenge this week is to organize toys and games so your kids can actually find and play with their toys, and you don't trip over anything. Here are the steps for how to do it.

Continue reading "Week #46 Organized Home Challenge: Organize Toys & Games Challenge"

Gift Wrap Organization Ideas: Hall Of Fame

Gift Wrap Organization Ideas
Here are ideas from readers for how they've tackled the challenge of gift wrap organization in their homes to save themselves time and money when wrapping their gifts and keeping their supplies in order.

Continue reading "Gift Wrap Organization Ideas: Hall Of Fame"

Kids Dress Up Clothes Storage & Organization Ideas

Kids Dress Up Clothes Storage
Here are quite a few kids dress up clothes storage ideas you can use for your children's costumes and play clothes.

Continue reading "Kids Dress Up Clothes Storage & Organization Ideas"

ZipList Reviews: Free App For Meal Planning & Grocery Lists {Now Closed}

ZipList Closed
Here are reviews of the ZipList app, which is a free digital way to meal plan, make your grocery list and organize recipes, shared by readers who've tried it out. Unfortunately it has closed, as of December 10, 2014.

Continue reading "ZipList Reviews: Free App For Meal Planning & Grocery Lists {Now Closed}"

Week #45 Organized Home Challenge: Organize Kids' Bedroom

Declutter & Organize Kids' Bedroom
We're doing the kids' bedroom organizing challenge this week, to help our kids use and enjoy their rooms to their fullest. Here's the steps for how to do it.

Continue reading "Week #45 Organized Home Challenge: Organize Kids' Bedroom"

Declutter Bath Toys: 15 Minute Mission

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

Continue reading "Declutter Bath Toys: 15 Minute Mission"

Halloween Candy Buy Back & Other Ways To Use & Get Rid Of Leftover Candy

Halloween Candy Buy Back
Here's lots of ways to declutter leftover Halloween candy, including the Halloween Candy Buy Back program and even more ideas.

Continue reading "Halloween Candy Buy Back & Other Ways To Use & Get Rid Of Leftover Candy"

Toothbrush Replacement: How Often Should You Change Your Toothbrush?

Toothbrush Replacement
Today's 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.

Continue reading "Toothbrush Replacement: How Often Should You Change Your Toothbrush?"

Week #44 Organized Home Challenge: Declutter & Organize Kids' Closets

Declutter & Organize Kids' Closets
Your challenge this week is to take steps toward decluttering and organizing closet space for your kids' clothes and possessions. Here's the steps for how to do it.

Continue reading "Week #44 Organized Home Challenge: Declutter & Organize Kids' Closets"


Get Email Updates & Newsletter

home puzzle

Let me help you put the pieces of your home puzzle together. Join over 80,000 others and get tips, articles and organizing challenges sent directly to your inbox to help you get your house in order. Plus, you'll get a free 12 month declutter calendar!


Share Your Comments, Tips & Ideas

I would love to hear from you, sharing your thoughts, questions, or ideas about this topic, so leave me a comment below. I try to always respond back!


Let's Stay Connected!

follow Home Storage Solutions 101 with RSS be a fan of Home Storage Solutions 101 on Facebook follow Home Storage Solutions 101 on Twitter

follow Home Storage Solutions 101 on G+ Follow Taylor on Pinterest follow Taylor on Instagram

Join Over 80,000 Others And Get Organized Starting Today With Tips From My Newsletter