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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 Bath Toys

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

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Bath Toy Storage 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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Week #26 Organized Home Challenge: Cosmetics & Makeup Organization

Cosmetics & Makeup Organization
This week's challenge is cosmetics and makeup organization, to get yourself looking good without having to search for everything you need constantly. Here are step by step instructions for organizing all kinds of cosmetics.

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Rubbermaid Bento Boxes: Decorative Storage Box Plus Organizer All In One

Rubbermaid Bento Boxes
Rubbermaid Bento Boxes are designed to not only store objects, but to keep the contents organized at the same time. Therefore, they serve as both a decorative storage box and an organizer at the same time.

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How To Declutter Bathroom Cabinets & Closets

Declutter Bathroom Cabinets
This mission is to declutter your bathroom cabinets and closet shelves. Here's tips for how to do it, plus lots of before and after photos from other readers who've done the mission to get you inspired.

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Bathroom Drawer Organizer Ideas & Solutions

Bathroom Drawer Organize
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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How To Declutter Bathroom Drawers

Declutter Bathroom Drawers
Today's mission is to declutter your bathroom drawers. Here's quick tips for how to do it, plus lots of before and after photos from readers who've already done the mission to get you inspired and ready to tackle your own drawers.

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Declutter Shower & Bathtub

Declutter Shower
This mission is to declutter your shower and bathtub of excess bottles and products so you've got more room in there.

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Declutter Under Bathroom Sink Cabinets

Declutter Under Bathroom Sink
This mission is to declutter under bathroom sink cabinets to clear clutter and organize what you've got left. Here's inspirational photos from others who've already done it.

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July Declutter Calendar 15 Minute Daily Missions For Month

 July Declutter Calendar
Here's the July 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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Declutter Bathroom Sink Area

Declutter Bathroom Sink
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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Week #25 Organized Home Challenge: Bathroom Organization

Bathroom Organization
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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Charging Station Organizer Ideas

Charging Station Organizer
Here are quite a few ideas, including do it yourself and store bought options, for a charging station organizer to keep your family's electronics, phones and other devices.

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How To Delete Apps & Digital Clutter From Smart Phones, Tablets & Computers

Delete Apps & Digital Clutter
Here is how to delete apps and other types of digital clutter from your smart phones, tablets and computers to keep them functional and useful for you. The article contains a list of many types of digital clutter to remove.

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10 Mason Jar Gift Ideas For Your Kitchen

10 Mason Jar Gift Ideas
Here's a round up of 10 beautiful, useful and fun Mason Jar gift ideas for your kitchen. This is a must see for the Mason Jar lovers in your life.

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Organizing Email By Using Folders

Organizing Email
Here are tips for organizing email by using folders, plus a list of folders to create for your personal email inbox.

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Stop Unwanted Emails By Unsubscribing

Stop Unwanted Emails
For today's declutter mission we're going to stop unwanted emails from coming into our inbox by unsubscribing from them. Here's how.

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Get Rid Of Email Clutter In Your Inbox

Get Rid Of Email Clutter
This mission is to get rid of email clutter in your inbox, so you control your email and not the other way around!

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Week #24 Organized Home Challenge: Manage & Organize Email

Organize Email
In this challenge we're tackling our digital inbox so we can manage and organize email and other digital information.

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How To Sew A Bag: Free Online Classes From Craftsy

How To Sew A Bag
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?It can be fun, you get to choose the fabrics you love, and you know they'll be high quality and not fall apart on you quickly like some of the cheap reusable bags you get at the store.

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Cable & Cord Storage Ideas & Organization Tips

Cable & Cord Storage Ideas
Lots of cord storage ideas and cable organization ideas that you can use to label and find the electronics cords and cables you need, when you need them, and not have mystery cords laying around your home.

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How To Get Rid Of {And Dispose Of} Cable & Cord Clutter

Cable & Cord Clutter
Here are instructions for how to get rid of cord clutter in your home, by both identifying which chargers, cables and cords should go, as well as ideas for how to best dispose of the items you will remove from your home.

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Electronics Disposal Guide

Electronics Disposal Guide
Here is an electronics disposal guide which provides the best ways to donate, sell and/or recycle or dispose of items such as computers, monitors, TVs, cell and smart phones, video gaming systems, and more when decluttering.

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How To Clean Your Desk Clutter & Make It A Habit

Clean Your Desk Clutter
Here's how to clean your desk clutter and make it a habit so your desktop stays clear, and is no longer messy and disorganized from now on.

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Electronic Recipe Organizer Recommendations From Readers

Electronic Recipe Organizer
There are many types of electronic recipe organizer software programs available. Here are some reviews of products from readers who took the organize recipes challenge, who share their tips for organizing recipes on the computer.

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How To Declutter Desk Drawers In Your Home Office

Declutter Desk Drawers
Today's mission is to declutter desk drawers in your home office. Here's how to do it, plus lots of before and after photos from readers who've done the mission to inspire you.

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Free Printable Home Office Supplies List

Printable Home Office Supplies List
Here's a free printable home office supplies list you can use to make sure you've properly stocked your home office, and to make sure you remember everything to purchase when back to school deals and sales come around.

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Declutter Home Office Supplies

Declutter Home Office Supplies
This mission is to declutter home office supplies. Stop hoarding them and instead just have a reasonable amount you'll actually use within a reasonable period of time.

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Declutter Pens And Pencils

Declutter Pens And Pencils
This mission is simple, and that's to declutter pens and pencils keeping only those you actually need, and that work.

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Organizing Your Home Office

Home Office Organization
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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Week #23 Organized Home Challenge: Home Office Organization

Home Office Organization
In this week's Home Office Organization Challenge I'll give step by step instructions for getting this area of your home organized so you can get your household paperwork done.

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How To Create A Vital Records File

Vital Records File
Here are instructions for how to create a vital records file, including what documents to include in it, and then a discussion of the pros and cons of 3 ways to keep important documents like these safe.

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How To Declutter & Clear Off A Flat Surface

Declutter Flat Surface
Here's how to declutter and clear off a flat surface in your home that seems like a clutter magnet, and then 3 ways to keep it that way from now on.

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How To Organize Warranties & Manuals

Organize Warranties
Here's instructions for how to organize warranties and manuals in several ways, including in a filing system, within binders, and digitally to eliminate more paper from your home.

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How To Declutter Manuals And Warranties

Declutter Manuals
Today's mission is to declutter owner's manuals and warranties to rid yourself of old paper, plus there are tips for digitally organizing these manuals to get rid of even the current manuals from your paper files.

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Password Organizer Ideas

Password Organizer Ideas
Here are lots of password organizer ideas, using real life examples, that you can use, both paper and electronic, to keep track of these vital pieces of information so you (or a loved one if you're unavailable) can access your online accounts and websites if needed.

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Printable Password Organizer Form

Password Organizer Form
Use this free printable password organizer form to keep track of the passwords and usernames for websites and other business accounts, so you can remember how to access your information when needed.

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Week #22 Organized Home Challenge: Organize Passwords, Warranties & Manuals

Organize Passwords
In this week's challenge there are step by step instructions for how to organize passwords, along with warranties and manuals for items in your home, so you can access this vital information when needed.

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How To Declutter Memorabilia & Keepsakes

Declutter Memorabilia
Here's how to declutter memorabilia and keepsakes, including strategies for getting rid of sentimental clutter to both free up room in your home and lighten yourself emotionally.

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Declutter & Stop Catalogs

Stop Catalogs
This mission is to declutter and stop catalogs to get rid of this major source of paper clutter in your home.

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Newspaper Recycling & Decluttering

Newspaper Recycling & Decluttering
This mission is newspaper recycling and decluttering, plus taking a good look at whether you need to continue to take the newspaper at all or it is just creating clutter in your home.

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Top 7 Places To Donate Magazines

Donate Magazines
If you've got lots of magazines in your home, and want to get rid of them, but don't just want to chuck or recycle them, here are the top seven places to donate magazines you should consider.

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How To Declutter Magazines

Declutter Magazines
Today's 15 minute mission is to declutter magazines, plus I explore the topic of how many is too many.

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App Store For Organizing & Home Management: Reviews And Recommendations

June Declutter Calendar
Technology can help us at home as well as work. Check out reviews and recommendations in the Home Storage Solutions 101 App Store, sharing the best apps for organization and home management.

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June Declutter Calendar 15 Minute Daily Missions For Month

June Declutter Calendar
Here's the June 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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Week #21 Organized Home Challenge: Organizing Magazines, Newspapers & Catalogs

Organizing Magazines
Your challenge this week is organizing magazines, newspapers and catalogs in your home so they're not overtaking all your flat surfaces, and you can find what you want, when you want it. Here are the steps to take.

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How To Find The Best Paper Shredder For Your Home: Criteria To Consider

Best Paper Shredder
Not all shredders are made equally. Here are the criteria you should consider when trying to find the best paper shredder for your use in your home.

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Create A File Index And Never Make Duplicate Files Again

Create A File Index
Here's a really simple way to never accidentally create duplicate files again -- make a file index.

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Suggested Home File Categories For Organized Filing System

Suggested Home File Categories
Setting up a home filing system to get your papers organized doesn't have to be difficult when you use these suggest home file categories. This list will help you make sure you've got all the files set up you'll need.

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