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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.

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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Kids Playroom Storage & Organization Ideas

Kids Playroom Storage & Organization Ideas
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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84 Of The Best Homemaking Books & Courses: $850 Value For Less Than $30

84 Of The Best Homemaking Books & Courses
The Ultimate Homemaking Bundle is back, and this time it has 84 homemaking books, ecourses and more that can benefit you with some aspect of your life and home, and for 6 days only its less than $30 for over $850 of value!

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Bath Toy Storage & Organization Ideas

Bath Toy Storage & Organization Ideas
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 #16 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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Decluttering Your Home {Series}: Be A Clutter Buster: What Items Are Clutter In Your Home

Be A Clutter Buster: What Items Are Clutter In Your Home
To be a clutter buster you've got to be able to identify which items in your home are truly clutter, and which are not. Here are five criteria and guidelines you can use to make this determination.

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Week #15 Organized Home Challenge: How To Organize Passwords, Plus Warranties & Manuals

How To Organize Passwords, Plus Warranties & Manuals
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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Decluttering Your Home {Series}: Are You A Clutter Bug? Take The Quiz And Find Out

Are You A Clutter Bug? Take The Quiz And Find Out
Take this quiz to find out if you're a clutter bug, and if you are, what to do about it while still loving and accepting yourself.

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Top 7 Places To Donate Magazines

top 7 places to 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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Week #14 Organized Home Challenge: Magazines & Newspapers

organizing magazines and newspapers challenge
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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Decluttering Your Home {Series}: Finding Your Path To Peace

tips for decluttering your home
Here are tips for decluttering your home so you can find your path to peace in your home. Don't let clutter rob you of another second of joy, but instead learn how to conquer it one item at a time with this series.

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GoodBudget App Reviews: Formerly Known As EEBA

GoodBudget app
Here are a couple of reviews of the free GoodBudget app, formerly known as EEBA, that uses the concept of the envelope method for budgeting.

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Week #13 Organized Home Challenge: Filing System

organize files challenge
In this week's challenge we'll tackle how to organize files so you can find the paper and documents you need, when you need them, without having to spend all your time filing. Here are step by step instructions.

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

April declutter calendar
Here's the April 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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