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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 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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How To Get Rid Of Book Clutter: 15 Minute Mission

How To Get Rid Of 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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Top 13 Places To Donate Used Books

Places To 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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August Declutter Calendar: 15 Minute Daily Missions For Month

August Declutter Calendar
Here's the August 2015 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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Week #29 Organized Home Challenge: How To Organize Books In Your Home

Declutter Pool Toys
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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Declutter Pool Toys & Supplies: 15 Minute Mission

Declutter Pool Toys
Today's mission is to declutter pool toys and supplies. Here's the types of equipment and toys you should make sure to look through to winnow it down to what you really want and need.

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Declutter Key Ring & Loose Keys Around Your Home: 15 Minute Mission

Declutter Key Ring
Today's 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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Purse & Handbag Storage Ideas & Solutions

Purse & Handbag Storage Ideas
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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What To Do Before Your Wallet Is Lost Or Stolen

What To Do Before Your 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 To Declutter Wallet & Keep It That Way: 15 Minute Mission

Declutter Wallet
Today's 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: 15 Minute Mission

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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Week #28 Organized Home Challenge: Instructions For Organizing Purses, Handbags & Wallets

Instructions For 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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Printable Home Inventory Forms: Use These To Create Your Inventory

Printable 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

Printable 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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Week #27 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.

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Declutter Hangers: 15 Minute Mission

Declutter Hangers
Today's mission is to declutter hangers. Here's reminders for which ones you may want to get rid of, and what to do with those you'll get out of your home.

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How To Rematch Missing & Lost Socks With A Sock Basket: 15 Minute Mission

How To Rematch Missing & Lost Socks
Here's how to deal with missing and lost socks in your home, from how to collect them to when to throw them out.

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Collect Dirty Laundry With A Clothes Hamper, Basket or Bag: 15 Minute Mission

Collect Dirty Laundry
If your household laundry is out of control add a clothes hamper or other container, where needed, to help you get your laundry organized again.

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Create A Laundry Schedule Or Routine: Plus Free Printable

Create A Laundry Schedule
Here's how to create a laundry schedule or routine so you can keep up with the wash, no matter your situation, plus a free printable you can fill out.

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Week #26 Organized Home Challenge: Laundry Organization

 Laundry Organization
Even if your laundry room is organized, you've got another part of laundry organization to consider -- how to collect the dirty clothes and return them once clean. Here are steps to get this process under control.

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

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

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Declutter Laundry Shelves & Cabinets: 15 Minute Mission

Declutter Laundry Shelves
Today's mission is to declutter laundry shelves and cabinets. Here's ideas for how to do it, plus lots of before and after photos from those who've done this mission for inspiration.

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Declutter Laundry Supplies & Products: 15 Minute Mission

Declutter Laundry Supplies
Today's mission is to declutter laundry supplies and products. Here's some quick tips, including for how to dispose or donate what you want to get rid of.

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How To Declutter Your Laundry Room: 15 Minute Mission

Declutter Your Laundry Room
Your mission today is to declutter your laundry room, specifically around your washer and dryer. Here's tips for how to do it, plus lots of inspirational before and after photos from readers who've done it to get you motivated.

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Week #25 Organized Home Challenge: Steps For Laundry Room Organization

Steps For Laundry Room Organization
Laundry room organization can make the difference between a happy, functioning household, and one that is in chaos much of the time for lack of clean clothes. Here are step by step instructions for organizing this area starting today.

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Declutter Candles: 15 Minute Mission

Declutter Candles
Today's mission is to declutter candles, so here's criteria to help you decide what to keep versus get rid of, plus an idea for repurposing old candle jars.

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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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July Declutter Calendar: 15 Minute Daily Missions For Month

July Declutter Calendar
Here's the July 2015 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 Tablecloths, Napkins & Placemats: 15 Minute Mission

Declutter Tablecloths
Today's mission is to declutter tablecloths, napkins and placemats so you have a more reasonable amount of table linens that you actually use regularly and enjoy.

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Declutter Dining Room Table: 15 Minute Mission

Declutter Dining Room Table
In this 15 minute mission you will declutter the dining room table. Here's instructions and inspirational photos from other readers to help you get it done.

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Week #24 Organized Home Challenge: How To Organize Dining Room

How To Organize Dining Room
This week we're tackling the Organize Dining Room Challenge, with these step by step instructions for getting it done.

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How To Declutter Your Living Room: 15 Minute Mission

How To Declutter Your Living Room
Today's mission is to declutter your living room. Here's instructions for how to do it, plus inspirational before and afters to get you motivated.

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Remote Control Organizer Ideas & Solutions

Remote Control Organizer Ideas
Here are quite a few remote control organizer ideas and solutions so you always know where your remotes are from now on, and don't have to hunt for them all the time.

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Clean & Declutter Under Couch & Between Couch Cushions: 15 Minute Mission

Declutter Under Couch
Today's mission is to clean and declutter under the couch and in between couch cushions. Tell me what you find when you do it!

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Week #23 Organized Home Challenge: Organizing Living Room & Family Room Challenge

Organizing Living Room
This week's challenge is all about organizing living room and family room areas of your home, with these step by step instructions.

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Get Rid Of Hallway Clutter: 15 Minute Mission

Get Rid Of Hallway Clutter
Today's mission is to get rid of hallway clutter so you've got a clear walkway for your home.

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Key Organizer Ideas & Solutions: Never Misplace Your Keys Again!

Key Organizer Idea
Here's quite a few key organizer ideas and solutions for the wall and other places, hidden and out in the open, that you can use so you never are searching for your keys ever again.

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Week #22 Organized Home Challenge: Mudroom & Entryway Organization

Mudroom & Entryway Organization
This week's challenge is to work on entryway organization and organizing your mudroom, to make the entrances into your home both functional and inviting.

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Hair Appliance Holder Ideas & Solutions

Hair Appliance Holder Ideas
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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Declutter Musical Instruments: 15 Minute Mission

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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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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Bath Toy Storage & Organization 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: 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!

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Week #21 Organized Home Challenge: Create A Medicine Organizer & First Aid Kit Center In Your Home

Create A Medicine Organizer
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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Toothbrush Replacement: 15 Minute Mission

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.

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Bathroom Drawer Organizer Ideas & Solutions

Bathroom Drawer Organizer Ideas
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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