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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.

PepperPlate App Review

PepperPlate App Review
Here are a couple reviews of the free grocery list, meal planning and recipe organization app, PepperPlate, from readers sharing what they think of it.

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How To Declutter Your Piles Of Paper

Declutter Your Piles Of Paper
Here are instructions for how to declutter your piles of paper, plus 4 questions to ask when you get stuck with whether to keep or toss.

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What To Do Before Your Wallet Is Lost Or Stolen

Wallet Is Lost
After your wallet is stolen or lost is not the time to realize you don't have the information you need to deal with the aftermath. So here's what to do now, beforehand.

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How {And Why} To Add An ICE App To Your Smart Phone

ICE App
Here is both why you should add an ICE app to your smart phone, that shows on the lock screen, and how to do it, as well as back up ways to provide information in the case of an emergency.

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Printable Emergency Contact List Form

Emergency Contact List
Here's a free printable emergency contact list form you can fill out and place in a visible location for everyone to reference as needed.

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The Only Strategy That Works For Organizing Paper Clutter

Organizing Paper Clutter
There's only one strategy that works for organizing paper clutter, and it is quite simple, at least in theory.

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Free Printable Most Important Contact List Template

Contact List Template
Even if you keep all contacts electronically you should keep at least this important contact list template in print, just in case.

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Free Printable Address Book Pages

Address Book Pages
Here are free printable address book pages that you can fill out to get your contact information organized.

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Ideas For How To Organize Contact Information

Fill Out And Update Address Book
Here's real life ideas for how to organize contact information, both in paper and digitally, and shown from readers who've completed the Contact Information Organization Challenge, to get themselves ready for everyday tasks and emergency situations.

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Paper Organization {Series} Take Control Of Your Paper Piles

Paper Organization {Series}
In the Paper Organization Series I provide tips for decluttering your paper piles and then organizing what's left behind so you are in control again of the paper monster.

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Review Of MealBoard App

Review Of MealBoard App
Here are a couple of reviews of the MealBoard recipe, grocery list and meal planning app from readers sharing how it works for them.

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Custom Bookplates & Book Labels For Kids

Custom Bookplates & Book Labels
Kids often lose things, or loan things to their friends. Use custom bookplates and book labels to help you get back not only books, but also CDs, DVDs, and video games.

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Week #16 Organized Home Challenge: Create Simple Address Book And Organize Contact Information

Address Book And Organize Contact Information
In this week's challenge you'll create a simple address book and organize the contact information you've collected for friends, family, businesses and emergencies so it is available when you need it. Here's the steps to take.

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Printable Attic Storage Inventory Form

Attic Storage Inventory Form
Use this free printable attic storage inventory form to keep track of what you've got stored in this area of your home, for both short and long-term storage.

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How To Use Dropbox To Help You Organize Your Home & Life

Use Dropbox To Help You Organize
Here are ideas and suggestions from readers for how to use Dropbox to help organize your home and life.

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Declutter Storage Containers & Storage Boxes

Declutter Storage Containers
Today's mission is to declutter storage containers and storage boxes, including empty bins that no longer are storing clutter after doing other of these Declutter 365 missions.

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Quick Evernote Review

Quick Evernote Review
There are lots of ways to use Evernote to help organize your home and life. In this Evernote review readers have shared how they use it daily for just these purposes.

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Declutter Storage Room Or Storage Closet

Declutter Storage Room
Today's mission is to declutter your storage room, storage closet, or whatever other storage areas you've got in your home. Here's thoughts about how much of this is postponed decisions, plus inspirational before and after photos from readers who've already done this mission.

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Attic Storage Solutions & Safety Tips

Attic Storage Solutions
Here are some tips and ideas to consider when determining the types of attic storage solutions to employ, which keep in mind both practical and safety concerns with storing items in this area of your home.

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7 Guiding Principles To Help Anyone Declutter Their Home and Life Book Review

Help Anyone Declutter
Do you want to know how to simplify your life? Fortunately simple living can be 'simple.' In fact, there are just a few guiding principles to declutter both your home and life.

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Week #15 Organized Home Challenge: Attic Organizing

Attic Organizing
In this week's challenge we're tackling attic organizing, to declutter and bring to order this long-term storage area in your home. Here's step by step instructions for how to do it.

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Additional Benefits When Declutter And Organize Your Home

Garage Storage Inventory Form
Crystal Paine, a.k.a. the Money Saving Mom, explains in her book how when you declutter and organize you not only improve your life, but also have additional side benefits, including improving your finances. Find out how.

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Printable Garage Storage Inventory Form

Garage Storage Inventory Form
Use this free printable garage storage inventory form to keep track of what you've got stored in this area of your home, for both short and long-term storage.

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Over 800 Helpful Household Hints That Works For Me!

Helpful Household Hints
A review of an excellent ebook called 'That Works For Me!' that compiles over 800 of the best helpful household hints real women have shared on their blogs, and I'm featured!

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Declutter Fitness Equipment & Sports Gear

Declutter Fitness Equipment
This mission is to declutter fitness equipment and sports gear from your home. Here are instructions for how to do it, plus suggestions of places to sell and donate this gear and exercise equipment to get it out of your home.

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Personal Time Management Skills Tell Your Time Ebook Review

Time Management Skills
Tell Your Time is a very quick read, which is perfect for anyone needing to develop personal time management skills, since it is short and sweet. It focuses on time management for parents, including moms, and has lots of practical and real life advice.

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Bicycle Donation & Decluttering: Including Ideas Of Where To Donate

Bicycle Donation & Decluttering
Today's mission is about bicycle donation and decluttering. Here's how to decide what to keep and what to give away, plus ideas for where you can donate bikes that will really appreciate and use what you consider clutter.

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Free Taking Care Of Self Ebook

Taking Care Of Self
Taking care of self is such an important principle for a balanced, happy, peaceful and healthy life. Learn how to create a self care plan for yourself with this free ebook.

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Declutter & Organize Car Care Products & Auto Supplies

Organize Car Care Products
Today's mission is to declutter car care products and auto supplies, so here's tips for how to do it, plus instructions for how to properly and safely dispose of automotive fluids and car maintenance products.

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How To Deal With Stress Naturally

Deal With Stress Naturally
Learning how to deal with stress naturally is a large part of living an organized and happy life. Don't let your long to do list get you down. Instead, take advantage of this free stress management PDF to guide you through self-meditation or self-hypnosis to relieve your stressful feelings.

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Personal Development Goals Checklist

Personal Development Goals Checklist
Get this free printable personal development goals checklist, listing the 110 elements of a bold and happy life, to help you identify areas of strength and where you want to work on conscious improvement of your life next.

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How To Declutter Your Garage

Declutter Your Garage
Here's how to declutter your garage, with step by step instructions, to keep the process from feeling overwhelming, and also to make sure you don't make a bigger mess during the process. In addition, there's lots of photos from readers who've already done this mission to get you inspired to tackle your own garage clutter.

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Kindle Ebook About Creating Habits: 21 Days To A More Disciplined Life

Ebook About Creating
Here's my review of the ebook, 21 Days to a More Disciplined Life, which is a book all about creating habits. Since habits are the foundation for all positive change, it's a very helpful book for those looking to make changes in their life.

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Week #14 Organized Home Challenge: How To Organize Your Garage

Organize Your Garage
In this week's challenge we'll organize your garage to make it fulfill all the functions you want for this space. Here are step by step instructions for how to do it.

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Family Meal Planning Ebook Plan It Don't Panic

Family Meal Planning Ebook
Eating together as a family is so important for many reasons. To make sure this is an enjoyable stress free time you need to employ some family meal planning strategies, and this ebook, Plan It, Don't Panic, can help.

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Printable Basement Storage Inventory Form

Basement Storage Inventory
Use this free printable basement storage inventory form to keep track of what you've got stored in this area of your home, for both short and long-term storage.

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How To Manage Your Home Without Losing Your Mind: My Book Review

Manage Your Home
Here's my review of the book, How To Manage Your Home Without Losing Your Mind, by my friend Dana White. It's practical, real world advice for anyone feeling overwhelmed. Plus, it's funny.

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Basic Home Tool Kit List

Home Tool Kit List
Home repairs and basic improvements need to get done, so when the need arises uses this basic home tool kit list, including this free printable, to make sure you've got the essentials to do the job right.

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Tips For Decluttering Tools

Decluttering Tools
Here's tips for decluttering tools, including what to keep versus what to get rid of, plus photos from readers who've done this mission to get you inspired by their results.

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How To Declutter & Organize Hardware

Declutter & Organize Hardware
Here's how to declutter and organize hardware in your home for minor repairs and small DIY projects.

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How To Declutter Your Basement

Declutter Your Basement
How to declutter your basement without feeling overwhelmed, and without making a huge mess during the process. Also includes inspirational before and after photos from readers who've already done this mission.

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Week #13 Organized Home Challenge: Basement Organization

Basement Organization
This week's challenge is basement organization. We'll tackle how to declutter, properly store, and organize everything down there that you access frequently or infrequently.

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How To Declutter & Clean Your Crawlspace

Clean Your Crawlspace
Here's simple steps for how to declutter and clean your crawlspace, plus discussion of the pros and (mostly) cons of storing items in this area of your home.

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Declutter Vases & Flower Pots

Declutter Vases
This mission is to declutter vases and flower pots. Here's ideas for where to donate or repurpose them to get the clutter out of your home.

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Printable Daily Agenda: Way To Track Your Habits & Routines

Printable Daily Agenda
Here is a free printable daily agenda that you can use to track your to do's as well as your habits and routines, to work daily toward achieving your goals.

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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.

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Create An Evening Routine To Make Tomorrow Better

Evening Routine
How, and why, to create an evening routine for yourself that will prepare you for a better tomorrow. Includes a free printable chart you can use to fill out your routine.

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April Declutter Calendar: 15 Minute Daily Missions For Month

April Declutter Calendar
Here's the April 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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Fill Out Morning Routine Chart

Morning Routine Chart
Here's a free printable morning routine chart you can fill out for yourself and each household member to help mornings run smoother and with less stress in your home each day.

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