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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.

Printable Password Organizer Form: Find Your Passwords When Needed

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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May Declutter Calendar: 15 Minute Daily Missions For Month

May Declutter Calendar
Here's the May 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 #16 Organized Home Challenge: How To Organize Passwords, Plus Warranties & Manuals

Declutter & Stop Catalogs
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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Declutter & Stop Catalogs: 15 Minute Mission

Declutter & Stop Catalogs
Today's 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: 15 Minute Mission

Newspaper Recycling & Decluttering
Today's 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 When Decluttering Your Home

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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Declutter Magazines: 15 Minute Mission

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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Week #15 Organized Home Challenge: Organizing Magazines, Newspapers & Catalogs In Your Home

Organizing Magazines, Newspapers & Catalogs
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 Stop Unwanted Emails By Unsubscribing: 15 Minute Mission

How To 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: 15 Minute Mission

Get Rid Of Email Clutter
Today's 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 #14 Organized Home Challenge: How To Organize Email & Other Digital Information

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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Decluttering & Shredding Paper Piles: 15 Minute Mission

Decluttering & Shredding Paper Piles
Your mission is decluttering and shredding paper piles, 15 minutes at a time! Here's tips to help you take on your paper monster and defeat it.

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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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April Declutter Calendar: 15 Minute Daily Missions For Month

April Declutter Calendar
Here's the April 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 #13 Organized Home Challenge: How To Organize Files In Your Home To Find Things When You Need Them

How To Organize Files
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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How To Stop Junk Mail: Instructions To Opt Out And Eliminate It

How To Stop Junk Mail
If you're wondering how to stop junk mail, here are some simple to follow instructions for many common types, so you can opt out and eliminate as much of it as possible, for free.

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The Ultimate DIY Bundle: 69 eBooks & eCourses For You

The Ultimate DIY Bundle
Get The Ultimate DIY Bundle, which contains 69 eBooks and eCourses, of the best crafting and DIY material available. $847 value, for just $34.95.

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Week #12 Organized Home Challenge: Create A Personal Tax Organizer System & Organize Receipts

Create A Personal Tax Organizer System
In this week's challenge you'll learn the steps to create a personal tax organizer system, and to organize receipts, to make tax time as simple as possible.

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Printable Monthly Bill Organizer To Make Sure You Pay Bills On Time

Printable Monthly Bill Organizer
Use this free printable monthly bill organizer to keep track of when your bills are due, so you don't have any more late payments.

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Organizing Bills Hall Of Fame: Ideas & Solutions

Organizing Bills Hall Of Fame
Here's a couple of ideas from readers for organizing bills during all steps of the process from collecting them before payment to filing them after payment.

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Week #11 Organized Home Challenge: How To Organize Bills So They're Paid On Time And Easy To Find

How To Organize Bills
This week's challenge is about how to organize bills, so you can pay them on time, find them if you need to reference them again, and finally learn how long to keep paid bills before tossing them.

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Home Message Board & Phone Message Center Hall of Fame

Message Board & Phone Message Center
Here are real life examples of a home message board and phone message center showing how readers share and keep track of messages and paperwork they need to tell to each other or reference.

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Tips For Organizing Business Cards For Home Reference

Organizing Business Cards
Here's tips for organizing business cards you collect from service and repair people for around your home.

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Declutter & Recycle Phone Books (15 Minute Mission)

Declutter & Recycle Phone Books
Your mission is to declutter and recycle phone books. Here's how to do it, plus how to opt out of receiving more of these in the future if you don't want them.

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Mail Organization Hall of Fame: How To Deal With Daily Mail

Mail Organization Hall of Fame
Here's the mail organization hall of fame sharing how readers have organized their incoming and outgoing mail to keep track of it in their homes.

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Week #10 Organized Home Challenge: Create A Home Mail Organizer Center To Keep Track Of Your Mail

Create A Home Mail Organizer Center
This week's challenge is to create a home mail organizer center, which will help you keep track of incoming and outgoing mail, plus to develop certain routines and habits to keep on track with mail organization.

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How (& Why) To Create A Tickler File

How (& Why) To Create A Tickler File
Here's how to create a tickler file, and why you might want to for use in your home, including examples of how it can keep you organized and from losing vital pieces of paper you need to reference later.

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Trash Versus Shred Documents: Which To Choose When

Trash Versus Shred Documents
Here are the criteria you need to know when choosing to trash or shred documents when getting rid of paper piles.

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What To Do Before Your Wallet Is Lost Or Stolen

Wallet Is Lost Or Stolen
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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Free Printable Emergency Contact List Form

Emergency Contact List Form
Here's a free printable emergency contact list form you can fill out and place in a visible location for everyone to reference as needed.

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How To Declutter Your Piles Of Paper

Declutter Your Piles Of Paper
Here are instructions for how to declutter your piles of paper, plus 4 questions to ask when you get stuck with whether to keep or toss.

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Free Printable Important Contact List Template

Important Contact List Template
Even if you keep all contacts electronically you should keep at least this important contact list template in print, just in case!

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The Only Strategy That Works For Organizing Paper Clutter

Organizing Paper Clutter
There's only one strategy that works for organizing paper clutter, and it is quite simple, at least in theory.

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Free Printable Address Book Pages: Get Your Contact Information Organized

Free Printable Address Book Pages
Here are free printable address book pages that you can fill out to get your contact information organized.

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Week #9 Organized Home Challenge: How To Create A Simple Address Book And Organize Contact Information

Address Book
In this week's challenge you'll create a simple address book and organize the contact information you've collected for friends, family, businesses and emergencies so it is available when you need it. Here's the steps to take.

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Paper Organization {Series}: Take Control Of Your Paper Piles

Paper Organization
In the Paper Organization Series I provide tips for decluttering your paper piles and then organizing what's left behind so you are in control again of the paper monster.

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Printable Errands & Shopping List Template

Printable Errands & Shopping List
Here's a free printable errands and shopping list template you can use to keep track of what you've got to do on errands and shopping day each week.

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Free Printable Grocery Shopping List Template

Free Printable Grocery Shopping List
Here's a free printable blank grocery shopping list template that you can fill out over the course of the week for your shopping trip.

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How To Make A Grocery List That Works

Grocery List
In the Make a Grocery List hall of fame readers who've taken this week's organizing challenge share how they make a food shopping list each week that keeps them organized at home and while grocery shopping.

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Menu Board Ideas So Your Family Knows What's For Dinner

Menu Board Ideas
Here's quite a few menu board ideas so you can display your meal plan and your family will know what's for dinner and other meals without having to ask you.

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Printable Menu Planning Ideas Form

Printable Menu Planning Ideas Form
Here's a free printable menu planning form where you can list your family's favorite dishes so when you're struggling with what to cook for the week you've got ideas.

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Weekly Meal Planner Hall of Fame: Ways To Plan Family Meals

Weekly Meal Planner Hall of Fame
In the Weekly Meal Planner Hall of Fame participants in the 52 Week Organized Home Challenge share various strategies for how they plan their family's meals from week to week, and these methods actually work.

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Tardis DVD Storage Ideas For Doctor Who Fans

Tardis DVD Storage
Here are a couple of ideas from readers for Tardis DVD Storage. If you're a Doctor Who fan these are a must see!

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Printable Weekly Meal Planner Template

Printable Weekly Meal Planner Template
Here's a free printable meal planner template that you can use to fill out your family's weekly meal plan, so everyone knows what's for breakfast, lunch and dinner for the week in your home.

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Week #8 Organized Home Challenge: Healthy Meal Planning & Creating Grocery Shopping List

Healthy Meal Planning
Your challenge this week is to get in the habit of healthy meal planning, and creating a grocery shopping list so you don't forget anything at the store each time you go. Here are the steps to take.

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Declutter Valentine's Day Stuff: 15 Minute Mission

Declutter Valentine's Day Stuff
Today's mission is to declutter Valentine's Day stuff, and put away anything Valentine related that you aren't decluttering.

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How To Organize Gift Cards & Loyalty Cards & Keep Track Of Balances

Organize Gift Cards
Here are several ways to organize gift cards and loyalty cards as well as easily keep track of outstanding balances on the card for later use.

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Save Money On Groceries With The Couponing Course Grocery University

Grocery University
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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Stockpile Organization & Storage Tips

Stockpile Organization & Storage Tips
Here are tips and tricks for stockpile organization and storage so your stockpile is useful, and doesn't become clutter that you'll later have to throw out.

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