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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.

Declutter Glove Box

Declutter Glove Box
Today's decluttering mission is to declutter your glove box. Once you've removed all the clutter check out this article which lists the essential and recommended items to keep in your glove compartment for both emergencies and convenience.

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How To Declutter Your Car Trunk {Plus Items To Store In There}

Declutter Your Car Trunk
Today's decluttering mission is to declutter your car's trunk. This article lists simple steps to take to complete this mission, plus a list of suggested items you may want to store in your trunk for emergencies or for convenience. There's even a reader submitted photo of her clutter free trunk for inspiration!

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How To Declutter Your Car Interior & Keep It That Way

Declutter Your Car Interior
Today's mission is to declutter your car's interior. Here's the steps for how to do it, plus tips for keeping your car clutter and trash free from now on with one simple habit.

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Week #38 Organized Home Challenge: Car Organization

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

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Kids Playroom Storage & Organization Ideas

Kids Playroom Storage
Here are kids playroom storage and organization ideas, with pictures, shared by readers, showing how they organized the toys and other items in this room.

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Christmas Planning Made Easy With These Recommended Resources

Christmas Planning
Christmas planning doesn't have to be overwhelming, but instead should be fun. I've shared a free resource to help you get everything done and enjoy the process this year.

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Storage For Stuffed Animals: Ideas That Work

Storage For Stuffed Animals
Here are lots of ideas for storage for stuffed animals implemented by real people, so you know these ideas work!

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Lego Storage Ideas & Solutions: Real Life Examples

Lego Storage
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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Week #37 Organized Home Challenge: Organize Toys & Games

Toys & 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.

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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.

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How To Declutter Your Deck

Declutter Your Deck
It is time to declutter your deck. Here's how to do it, plus don't forget to declutter underneath your deck as well if you use it as a storage area!

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How To Declutter Your Patio

Declutter Your Patio
Today's mission is to declutter your patio. Here are tips for getting rid of patio clutter to make this space pleasant and enjoyable to relax in.

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Week #36 Organized Home Challenge: Organize Outdoor & Garden Storage Areas

Organize Outdoor & Garden Storage Areas
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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Printable Clothing Inventory Form

Clothing Inventory
Use this free printable clothing inventory form to remember what clothes you've got in storage for next season, or outgrown kids' clothing.

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5 Rules For Clothes Storage: To Keep Them Looking Great

5 Rules For Clothes Storage
We store clothes that are out of season, or that we plan to use as hand me downs for a younger child, with the intention of getting them back out and wearing them again later. However, if you improperly store your clothes they can get ruined. But if you follow these 5 rules of clothes storage you'll keep them free from damage while they're stored, and looking great again when you pull them back out again.

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Week #35 Organized Home Challenge: Outgrown & Seasonal Clothing Storage

Seasonal Clothing Storage
It's a new week, so it's time for a new organizing challenge in the 52 Week Organized Home Challenge. For several weeks we've focused on decluttering and organizing clothes, and this week we're continuing this process. Since the weather is going to change soon as well, it's the perfect opportunity to make sure we've got the upcoming season's clothes ready to wear, out of season clothes out of the way, and also to clear out any clothes the kids may have outgrown. So that's what we're working on in Week #35. In this article you'll get practical tips for this task as well a free printable to help you keep it all organized. Let's get organized together in 2016!

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Kids Bedroom Ideas For Storage & Organization

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

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September Declutter Calendar: 15 Minute Daily Missions For Month

September Declutter Calendar
Here's the September 2016 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: Kids' Bedroom Organizing

Organize Kids' Closets
We're already on week #34 of the 52 Week Organized Home Challenge! Can you believe how quickly the year is moving along? This week we're focused on organizing our kids' bedrooms. Everyone in your home deserves a functional and enjoyable space to call their own in your home, and even if you've got several kids in a room, this space is often the bedroom for your kids. Let's work (with your kids if they're old enough) on decluttering and organizing these rooms this week. And what to do if you don't have a kids room to organize? You're not off the hook. Instead work on your own bedroom again this week. Get instructions for this challenge here.

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Week #33 Organized Home Challenge: Declutter & Organize Kids' Closets

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.

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6 Questions To Ask When You Declutter Kids' Art & School Papers

Declutter Kids' Art
Here's 6 questions to ask yourself when you declutter kids' art and school papers so you know what to keep versus get rid of, without feeling guilt or facing indecision.

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Top 10 Back To School Ideas For Keeping Kids & Home Organized

Back To School Ideas
Here are my top 10 back to school ideas for keeping yourself, your kids and your home organized during this transition from summer to fall, and throughout the school year.

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Free Printable Back To School Supplies List: What To Stock At Home

 School Supplies List
The school gives you a back to school supplies list for what your kids need at school, but here's the free printable list for what you need at home for your kids' daily homework and school projects.

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How To Declutter Backpack & Deal With School Papers Daily

Declutter Backpack
It's time to declutter you child's school backpack. Here's simple instructions, plus tips for making this a habit, and how to deal with the daily accumulation of school papers.

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Week #32 Organized Home Challenge: Create A Homework Area & Home Launching Pad

Homework Area
It's a new week, and that means a new organizing challenge in the 52 Week Organized Home Challenge. In Week #32 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, or you just need to get started on things in your home in the morning, this challenge is for you.In addition, for those who do have kids in school, we're also making a homework area, and organizing school papers, to make sure after school learning can occur in the best possible environment. So are you ready? Let's get organized together in 2016!

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Kids Dress Up Clothes Storage & Organization Ideas

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

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August Declutter Calendar: 15 Minute Daily Missions For Month

August Declutter Calendar
It's a new month, August, which for many of us also feels like the beginning of a new year, a school year that is. That means it's the perfect time to declutter our homes. I've got the August 2016 declutter calendar ready for you, listing daily 15 minute missions that you can do to get your whole home decluttered over the course of the year. There's even a free printable calendar you can use to help you remember what to do each day as part of the ‪‎Declutter365‬ missions.

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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 #31 Organized Home Challenge: How To Organize Shoes & Boots

Organize Shoes
It's a new week, which means it is time for a new challenge in the 52 Week Organized Home Challenge. In Week #31 we're focused on decluttering and organizing shoes and other footwear for everyone in your family. Do you have a pile of shoes at your door that makes the whole entryway messy? Do you or your kids have to search for a long while to find the right pair of shoes, making you late in leaving the house? Not anymore after this week's challenge! Let's get organized together in 2016!

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Donate Household Items To Charity: Do's & Don'ts Plus Ideas Of Where To Give

Donate Household Items
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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Clutter Control Tips & Strategies

Clutter Control
Even after decluttering your home you've got to keep on top of stuff or it'll overrun you. Here are clutter control tips and strategies you can use starting today.

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How To Organize Tank Tops & Camis

Organize T-Shirts
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.

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

Fold T-Shirts
Here's a simple trick for how to fold t-shirts and store them in your drawers so they stay neat and organized.

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Five Rules For Reducing Clutter In Your Home

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

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Week #30 Organized Home Challenge: How To Organize Jewelry & Other Accessories

Organize Jewelry
In this week's challenge we're going to organize jewelry and other accessories so we can find what items we need each day, and properly care for the items we own.

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Top 10 Types Of Items You Can Declutter Fast

Declutter Fast
Do you need a kickstart to get your decluttering efforts into high gear? If so, here's the top 10 types of items you can declutter fast from your home. Start here and get the jump start you need to keep going.

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7 Strategies For Clearing Clutter When You Don't Know Where To Start

Clearing Clutter
Sometimes you know you need to clear the clutter, but you don't know where to start, which means you are at a standstill. Here are 7 strategies to help you identify where to start so you can begin today. Which of these strategies do you use successfully?

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Declutter Dresser Top: 15 Minute Mission

Declutter Dresser Top
Today's decluttering mission is to declutter the top of your dresser, and this is one that can really transform your bedroom. It's surprising how having flat surfaces, like your dresser top, clear of clutter, can make the room feel more relaxing and even cleaner, even without actually cleaning more. For many of us our dressers are a magnet for the stuff we just lay down, that doesn't have a designated home, as we get ready for bed in the evenings. Reclaim this space today with this quick mission! Plus I've gathered lots of before and after pictures from readers who've already taken this challenge to get you inspired! (And don't worry today about the dresser drawers -- just clear off the top of your dresser. The drawers are tomorrow!)

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How To Declutter Your Nightstand Or Bedside Table

Declutter Your Nightstand
Today's decluttering mission is to declutter your nightstand or bedside table. Because it is a flat surface it can quickly get cluttered with all types of things. In this article I've got instructions for how to do this mission, plus several before and/or after pictures from readers to give you inspiration when you're tackling this cluttered area.

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How To Declutter Your Home: A Simple Formula

How To Declutter
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 #29 Organized Home Challenge: Master Bedroom Organization

Master Bedroom Organization
It's a new week, so it's time for a new challenge in the 52 Week Organized Home Challenge. During Week #29 we're tackling our master bedrooms. It seems like whenever we get the urge to organize or declutter we hit the visible areas of the house first, where guests can see things. There's merit in that, of course, but what about where we spend a lot of our time, like our own bedrooms? I think we deserve a nice place to be as well. So this week, let's focus on getting our bedrooms in order (we'll do the kids' bedrooms another week) and make this room a haven we can go into and relax from the stress of the world. Let's get organized together in 2016!

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How To 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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Is Clutter Organization Possible? Is There A Better Way?

Is Clutter Organization Possible?
I get asked all the time -- how can I organize all my clutter? My answer -- you can't. Organizing clutter is a dead end. To get anywhere you've just got to toss it. Check out my article with why I think this is true, and a better way to approach your clutter problem.

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What To Do When Your Loved One Is A Clutterer And Is Messy

Clutterer
What do you do when it isn't you that is cluttering the house, but instead it is a family member? I get asked that extremely tough question frequently. I'm definitely not saying I've got all the answers. I know I don't, but here's my article with my thoughts on this topic.

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9 Questions To Ask When You Declutter Clothes

Declutter Clothes
Do you feel like you have too many clothes, but don't know which ones to part with versus to keep? If so, here's 9 questions to ask yourself when working through the task of decluttering clothes to help make the process easier.

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7 Ways Getting Rid Of Clothing Clutter Is Awesome

Clothing Clutter
Today's decluttering mission is to declutter clothes you don't like, don't fit or aren't in style. This is just the first of our clothes decluttering missions, and it is designed to give you some momentum by letting you get rid of the stuff you know you should get rid of without any thoughts, or doubts, or indecision. To get you inspired in this brand new article I've rounded up photos from readers who've already decluttered clothes, showing their great results, plus listed 7 ways that getting rid of your clothing clutter is awesome.

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Clutter Busters: 6 Emotions Chaining You To Clutter & How To Break Free

Clutter Busters
Is it hard for you to get rid of your clutter because of the way you feel about the items? This is a very common issue. In this article I've identified 6 emotions and feelings that can hinder you from getting rid of clutter in your home, such as sentimental value, received the item as a gift, and more, plus tips for breaking free of these feelings.

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

Organize Closet
It's a brand new week, which means it's time for another organizing challenge in the 52 Week Organized Home Challenge. In Week #28 we begin to tackle the master bedroom closet. This can be a daunting task for some, but I've broken it down into manageable chunks starting this week, with the big picture, and even more weeks coming to get your closet and all your clothes decluttered and organized. Let's get organized together in 2016!

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Be A Clutter Buster: 5 Guidelines To Identify Clutter In Your Home

Clutter Buster
Do you feel like you're drowning in stuff in your home, but don't know what to get rid of? This is common, because clutter can be insidious and hard to identify. It can be obvious, yes, like trash, but it can also be the most expensive of antiques, for example. Here are 5 guidelines you can think about to get your mind wrapped around what is clutter, so you can begin to identify it and remove it from your home.

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