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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 #35 Organized Home Challenge: Create A Homework Area & Home Launching Pad For School Day Success

Create A Homework Area
In this week's challenge we're preparing for morning and school day success by creating a homework area as well as a home launching pad for each family member.

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How To Declutter Your Deck: 15 Minute Mission

Declutter Your Deck
Today's mission is 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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Get Rid Of Outdoor & Yard Clutter Hall Of Fame

Get Rid Of Outdoor & Yard Clutter
List of outdoor and yard clutter items to consider getting rid of, plus hall of fame showing success stories to get inspired by what others have accomplished.

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How To Declutter Your Patio: 15 Minute Mission

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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How To Declutter Outdoor Storage Shed: 15 Minute Mission

Declutter Outdoor Storage Shed
Today's mission is to declutter your outdoor storage shed. Here's instructions for how to do it without it becoming overwhelming, and how to decide what should stay versus go in the space available.

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Week #34 Organized Home Challenge: Organize Outdoor & Garden Storage Areas Challenge

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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September Declutter Calendar: 15 Minute Daily Missions For Month

September Declutter Calendar
Here's the September 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 Glove Box: 15 Minute Mission

Declutter Glove Box
Today's mission is to declutter your glove box, plus I've provided a list of essentials and recommended items to store in your glove compartment so you have the right things with you when you need them.

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How To Declutter Your Car Trunk: 15 Minute Mission

Declutter Your Car Trunk
Today's mission is to declutter your car trunk. Here's simple instructions for how to do it, plus a list of common items often stored in your trunk to help you decide what to keep in there.

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How To Declutter Your Car Interior & Keep It That Way: 15 Minute Mission

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 #33 Organized Home Challenge: How To Organize Your Vehicle

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

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6 Questions To Ask When You Declutter Kids' Art & School Papers: 15 Minute Mission

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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How To Declutter Craft Room Or Crafting Area: 15 Minute Mission

Declutter Craft Room
Here's how to declutter your craft room, with both instructions and pictures from other readers who've taken on this challenge for inspiration.

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How To Declutter Unfinished Craft Projects: 15 Minute Mission

Declutter Unfinished Craft
Today's mission is to declutter abandoned and unfinished craft projects. Here's tips for dealing with the emotions holding you back, plus ideas for what to do with items you decide to get rid of.

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Week #32 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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How To Declutter Digital Photos: 15 Minute Mission

Declutter Digital Photos
Today's mission is to declutter digital photos from your computer, smart phone and digital camera. Your goal is to keep the best and delete the rest! Here's how to do it.

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3 Questions To Choose Best Photo Album For Your Family Memories

Choose Best Photo Album
Not all photograph albums are created equal. Here's 3 questions to ask yourself when choosing the best photo album for your family's memories that will display them well, and preserve the photos for future generations.

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5 Rules For Storing Pictures & Photos To Preserve Your Family's Memories

5 Rules For Storing Pictures
Photos preserve our family's memories, so make sure you're storing pictures and photos properly, following these 5 rules, to keep them preserved for future generations.

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Free Printable Home Office Supplies List

Free 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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Week #31 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 ditigal ones, as well as negatives, photo albums and wall photos so you can find and preserve your special memories.

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

Free Printable Back To 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 Your Music Collection: CDs, Cassettes, Records & More: 15 Minute Mission

How To Declutter Your Music Collection
Today's mission is to declutter your music collection, in whatever format it takes, including CDs, cassettes, vinyl records, digital music files and more. Here's how, plus ideas for what to do with decluttered items.

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Week #30 Organized Home Challenge: CD And DVD Storage And Organization Tips & Ideas

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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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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