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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.

September Declutter Calendar: 15 Minute Daily Missions For Month

September declutter calendar
Here's the September 2014 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 #34 Organized Home Challenge: Create A Homework Area & Home Launching Pad For School Day Success

Homework Area
This week we're embracing back to school, and taking steps to make sure mornings are not as hectic in your home with a morning launch pad. So whether you have school age children or not, if you've got somewhere you've got to get in the mornings, this challenge is for you. In addition, for those who do have kids in school, we're also making a homework area to make sure after school learning can occur in the best possible environment. So are you ready? Let's get organized together in 2014!

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How To Sew A Bag: Free Online Classes From Craftsy

How To Sew A Bag
With a blog name of Home Storage Solutions 101 it's no wonder we talk about, you guessed it, storage solutions, a lot. 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?

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Save Money On Groceries With The Couponing Course Grocery University

Save Money On Groceries
One of the best ways to save money on groceries is to use coupons, but many people go about it all wrong. The audio course from Grocery University is a great quick way to learn how to get results and lower your grocery bill each week with or without coupons.

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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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How To Fold T-Shirts: Simple Trick For Organizing Your Shirt Drawer

How To Fold T-Shirts
Here's a simple trick to organize your messy t-shirt drawer, fast! Plus, it allows you to fit more t-shirts in the drawer and find the one you want to wear more easily. Win-win-win!

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Week #33 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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Declutter Socks {15 Minute Mission}

Declutter Socks
Today's 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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Week #32 Organized Home Challenge: Organize Outdoor & Garden Storage Areas Challenge

Organize Garden Storage Supplies
Your challenge this week is to declutter and organize the outdoor storage and garden storage areas in and around your home. Here are step by step instructions.

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Week #31 Organized Home Challenge: How To Organize Pet Supplies

Organize Pet Supplies
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. Here are step by step instructions.

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August Declutter Calendar: 15 Minute Daily Missions For Month

August Declutter Calendar
Here's the August 2014 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 Potholders & Oven Mitts {15 Minute Mission}

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

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Week #30 Organized Home Challenge: Car Organization Challenge

Car Organization
Your challenge this week is car organization, including the seats, visor, trunk, glove compartment and more. Here are step by step instructions for how to do it.

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Week #29 Organized Home Challenge: Craft Organization

Craft Organization
Your challenge this week is craft organization, including both of all your supplies and the room or area where you do your crafting. Here are step by step instructions.

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Decluttering Your Home {Series}: Garage & Yard Sales Strategies To Get Rid Of Clutter & Make Cash

Garage & Yard Sales Strategies
Here are tips, ideas and strategies for garage and yard sales, to get rid of your clutter and make some cash in the process.

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Week #28 Organized Home Challenge: How To Organize Photos & Negatives To Preserve Your Memories

How To Organize Photos
This week's challenge is to organize photos, including both physical and digital ones, as well as negatives, photo albums and wall photos so you can find and preserve your special memories.

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Decluttering Your Home {Series}: Donate Household Items To Charity: Do's & Don'ts Plus Ideas Of Where To Give

Donate Household Items To Charity
When decluttering your home you can donate household items to charity. Here are the do's and don'ts to make sure you do it right to help yourself and others at the same time, plus ideas of where to give various items.

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Week #27 Organized Home Challenge: CD and DVD Storage and Organization

CD and DVD Storage and Organization
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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Week #26 Organized Home Challenge: How To Organize Books In Your Home

Week #26 Organized Home Challenge: How To Organize Books In Your Home
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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July Declutter Calendar: 15 Minute Daily Missions For Month

July Declutter Calendar
Here's the July 2014 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 #25 Organized Home Challenge: Instructions For Organizing Purses, Handbags & Wallets

Week #25 Organized Home Challenge: Instructions For Organizing Purses, Handbags & Wallets
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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Decluttering Your Home {Series}: Five Rules For Reducing Clutter In Your Home

Five Rules For Reducing Clutter In Your Home
Here are five rules, or strategies, for reducing clutter in your home slowly, but surely, without you really noticing it.

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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 #24 Organized Home Challenge: Laundry Organization: Do's & Don'ts For Success

Week #24 Organized Home Challenge: 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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Decluttering Your Home {Series}: 7 Strategies For Clearing Clutter

7 Strategies For Clearing Clutter
If you're feeling overwhelmed about where to start clearing clutter, here are 7 strategies you can use to begin today!

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Week #23 Organized Home Challenge: Steps For Laundry Room Organization

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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Lego Storage Ideas & Solutions: Real Life Examples

Lego Storage Ideas & Solutions
Here are quite a few Lego storage ideas and solutions, showing real life examples, of how people do it from quite simple to quite elaborate.

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How To Declutter Your Nightstand Or Bedside Table

How To Declutter Your Nightstand
Today's 15 minute 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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Decluttering Your Home {Series}: Top 10 Types Of Items You Can Declutter Fast

Top 10 Types Of Items You Can Declutter Fast
If you need to declutter fast here is a list of 10 no brainer items you should make sure leave your home as soon as possible that will help you on your way.

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Week #22 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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Ideas To Store & Organize Gift Bags

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

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June 2014 Declutter Calendar: 15 Minute Daily Missions For Month {Plus Printable}

June declutter calendar
Here's the June 2014 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 #21 Organized Home Challenge: Organizing Living Room & Family Room

Organizing Living Room & Family Room Challenge
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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Declutter Bathroom Sink Area: Make It A Daily Habit

Declutter Bathroom Sink Area
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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Nail Polish Storage Ideas & Organization Solutions

Nail Polish Storage Ideas & Organization Solutions
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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Decluttering Your Home {Series}: How To Declutter Your Home

How To Declutter Your Home
Here's a simple formula for how to declutter your home that anyone can use to find success. Come learn the steps to take to find your home's path to peace here.

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Week #20 Organized Home Challenge: Mudroom and Entryway Organization

Mudroom and 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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Decluttering Your Home {Series}: Is Clutter Organization Possible? Is There A Better Way?

Is Clutter Organization Possible? Is There A Better Way?
Lots of us say, it's time for clutter organization, and roll up our sleeves to get to work. But can you actually organize clutter? Find out the answer and a better way to go about this issue.

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First Aid Kit Contents List: What You Really Need

First Aid Kit Contents List: What You Really Need
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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Kids Bedroom Ideas For Storage & Organization

Kids Bedroom Ideas For Storage & Organization
Here are kids' bedroom ideas for storage and organizing these spaces shared by readers.

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Week #19 Organized Home Challenge: Create a First Aid and Medical Organizer Center

First Aid and Medical Organizer 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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Decluttering Your Home {Series}: What To Do When A Loved One Is A Clutterer And Is Messy

What To Do When A Loved One Is A Clutterer And Is Messy
If you live with a clutterer or messy person it's difficult to declutter and clean up your home.Get tips for how to deal with this problem, while still loving your friend or family member.

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Getting Rid Of Bathroom Clutter Hall Of Fame

Getting Rid Of Bathroom Clutter Hall Of Fame
List of ideas for what types of bathroom clutter to get rid of, plus hall of fame showing success stories to get inspired by what others have accomplished.

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Week #18 Organized Home Challenge: Bathroom Organization Challenge Step By Step Instructions

Bathroom Organization Challenge
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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Clean Clutter Hall Of Fame: Get Rid Of Laundry & Cleaning Supplies

Clean Clutter Hall Of Fame
List of ideas for what types of laundry and cleaning clutter to get rid of, plus hall of fame showing success stories to get inspired by what others have accomplished.

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Free House Cleaning Checklist Ebook To Help You Keep Your Home Clean

Free House Cleaning Checklist Ebook
Claim your free house cleaning checklist ebook, which contains 7 checklists,three blank schedules, and instructions for use.

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Week #17 Organized Home Challenge: How To Create A House Cleaning Schedule You Can Stick To

Week #17 Organized Home Challenge: How To Create A House Cleaning Schedule
Creating a house cleaning schedule can help you keep peace and order in your home, most of the time, as long as you can stick to it. Find the secrets for making a realistic schedule you can follow here.

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Organizing Your Home Office: Ideas For Where & How To Set It Up

Organizing Your Home Office
Here are pictures from readers who've taken the organizing your home office challenge, sharing their results and giving realistic ideas and inspiration for us all.

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May 2014 Declutter Calendar: 15 Minute Daily Missions For Month {Plus Printable}

May declutter calendar
Here's the May 2014 declutter calendar with a daily 15 minute decluttering and organizing mission for each day of the month. I've also included a printable calendar, so make sure to get your copy today!

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