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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.

How To Never Run Out Of Household Items & Grocery Staples {Without Stockpiling}

Never Run Out Of Household
No one wants to reach for more toilet paper or the next bottle of shampoo to find you don't have one of these supplies available for immediate use. Here's how to never run out of household items and grocery staples without having to create a stockpile, and it will even work if your family doesn't tell you when they've almost used all of something!

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Kitchen Garbage Cans: Pros & Cons Of Varieties

Kitchen Garbage Cans
The choice of kitchen garbage cans in your home is important since you and your family will use it everyday, over and over. Here's things to consider before purchasing one, plus my tips for the type to never ever buy.

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Save Money On Groceries With The Couponing Course Grocery University

The Couponing Course 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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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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Stockpile Organization & Storage Tips

Stockpile Organization
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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How To Declutter Your Stockpile From Couponing

Declutter Your Stockpile
This mission is to declutter your stockpile from couponing, making sure the items are used or donated before they expire, so you get the full value of the work you've done in clipping coupons for them.

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How To Send Expired Coupons To Military Families Overseas

Expired Coupons
Have you ever heard that you can send expired coupons to military families overseas, for use in their commissaries? Well you can, and here's how to do it.

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Printable Grocery Price Book Use It To Compare Grocery Prices In Your Area

Grocery Price Book
A grocery price book is used to compare grocery prices in your area, to know what the rock bottom sales price is and predict sales cycles.

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Organizing Coupons Hall of Fame: Readers Share How They Do It

Organizing Coupons Hall of Fame
There are lots of methods for organizing coupons, from binders, envelopes, folders, clipping versus filing inserts, etc. Here are some readers sharing their best tips for coupon organization, so you can make a decision how you want to do it too.

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Coupon Categories And Subcategories For Organizing Coupons

Coupon Categories
Here are some master coupon categories, and subcategories, to help you organize your coupons if you clip them. Using these categories to help you file your coupons can keep you from getting overwhelmed and more easily put your fingers on the coupon you need, when you need it.

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Declutter Expired Coupons

Declutter Expired Coupons
This mission is to declutter expired coupons. Here's my article on not only what to do with those expired coupons you declutter today, in this 15 minute mission, but also how to avoid having expired coupons that you've got to deal with in the future.

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Week #7 Organized Home Challenge: Organize Coupons

Organize Coupons
This week's challenge is to organize coupons you've got stashed all over your home, in your purse, and waiting to be clipped.

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Rubbermaid Kitchen Recycling Bin Review: Hidden Recycler

Rubbermaid Kitchen Recycling Bin
I recently installed a small kitchen recycling bin from Rubbermaid, called the hidden recycler, behind my kitchen cabinet door, and love the convenience of it. Here's my review of the product.

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Simple Garbage & Trash Day Routine For Your Home

Garbage & Trash Day Routine
Here is a simple garbage and trash day routine to adopt in your home, to make getting trash and recycling out of your home easier than ever.

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Home Recycling Containers Hall of Fame {Part 2}

Home Recycling Containers
In part 2 of the Home Recycling Containers hall of fame even more readers share their pictures of what containers and spaces they use for keeping their recycling organized in their homes.

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How & Where To Recycle Batteries & Properly Dispose Of Them

Recycle Batteries
This declutter mission is to dispose of old and used batteries as they accumulate around the house. Instead of throwing batteries away into the trash though here's how and where to recycle batteries that are regularly found around your home, or at the very least how to properly dispose of them.

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DIY Plastic Bag Holder Ideas Using Upcycled Containers

DIY Plastic Bag Holder Ideas
I've collected 6 different DIY plastic bag holder ideas below, showing how you can contain your plastic shopping bags easily without having to buy anything.

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Declutter Plastic Cutlery & Take Out Supplies

Declutter Take Out Supplies
This decluttering mission is to declutter plastic and disposable silverware and cutlery as well as other take out supplies.

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How To Declutter Reusable Shopping Bags & Grocery Totes

Declutter Reusable Shopping Bags
This mission is to declutter reusable shopping bags and grocery totes from your home, at least to the extent you've got an excess supply.

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Declutter & Recycle Plastic Grocery Bags

Declutter & Recycle Plastic Grocery Bags
This mission is to declutter and recycle plastic grocery bags, as well as winnow it down to a more reasonable amount of paper bags if you have too many.

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Place Small Home Recycle Bins In Key Locations To Encourage Recycling

Place Small Home Recycle Bins
This mission is to place small home recycle bins in key locations of your home to encourage recycling.

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Ideas For Home Recycling Bins

Home Recycling Bins
Adding a home recycling bin or containers to your kitchen or other area of your home is essential if you and your family want to start recycling items, instead of just trashing them.

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Place Trash Bins Throughout House

Place Trash Bins
This Declutter 365 mission is to make sure you've placed trash bins throughout your house wherever they're needed.

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Week #6 Organized Home Challenge: Create Trash And Home Recycling Center

Home Recycling Center
This week's challenge is to create a home recycling center that is attractive and functional, so it's easier for your family to go green, and recycle more of the waste created.

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Decorating Above Kitchen Cabinets: Ideas & Tips

Decorating Above Kitchen Cabinets
Here are ideas, tips and pros and cons to consider when decorating above kitchen cabinets

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11 Uses For Plastic Bags Around Your Home

Uses For Plastic Bags
If you've got a large excess of plastic and shopping bags accumulating in your home, here are 11 uses for plastic bags that will help you use some of them up.

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Free Printable Winter Decluttering Checklist

Winter Decluttering Checklist
Here is a free printable winter decluttering checklist that you can use to get rid of clutter around your home when cold weather begins.

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Organizing Recipes Hall Of Fame: Electronic Recipe Organizer Edition

Organizing Recipes
Along with the traditional paper ways to organize recipes, electronic recipe organizer software and apps are now becoming all the rage.

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Organizing Recipes Using Pinterest: Tips & Tricks

Organizing Recipes Using Pinterest
If you want to go paperless in the kitchen why not try organizing recipes with Pinterest? Here's how to do it.

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How To Declutter Kitchen Drawers

Declutter Kitchen Drawers
This mission is to declutter kitchen drawers, or specifically any drawer we haven't already dealt with as part of the Declutter 365 missions.

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Water Bottle Storage & Organization Ideas

Water Bottle Storage
Here are ideas for water bottle storage and organization that are practical and work for real people.

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Declutter Water Bottles, Travel Mugs & Plastic Cups

Declutter Water Bottles
This mission is to declutter water bottles, travel mugs and plastic cups. Here's instructions for which cups and bottles to get rid of, plus before and after pictures from readers who've done this mission to get you inspired.

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5 Food Storage Safety Tips For Your Home

Food Storage Safety Tips
We eat and serve food daily in our homes, so make sure you're following these 5 food storage safety tips so the food you serve and eat is at its freshest and healthiest.

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Tips & Ideas For Organizing Cookbooks

Organizing Cookbooks
In the Organizing Cookbooks hall of fame you can see how readers stored these books in and out of their kitchen to make the most of the space available.

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How To Declutter Cookbooks

Declutter Cookbooks
This mission is to declutter cookbooks and cooking magazines. Here's criteria to help you decide what to keep versus get rid of, plus lots of before and after photos to get you inspired to tackle your cookbook clutter.

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How To Organize Recipes: Ideas From Readers

Organize Recipes
If you're wondering how to organize recipes in your home, check out these recipe organizing systems from readers who used binders, cards and other methods to get their family favorite cookbooks and recipes in order.

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Suggested Recipe Categories For Organizing Recipe Binders & Boxes

Suggested Recipe Categories
To keep either your recipe binders or boxes organized you'll need to sort by recipe categories, and that's what we're doing in today's Declutter 365 mission.

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Online Meal Planner Review Plan To Eat

Plan To Eat
Plan to Eat is an online meal planner resource you can use to handle all the portions of planning your meals, from recipe organization, creating your grocery shopping list, and, of course, planning your menu for the week.

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How To Declutter Recipes

Declutter Recipes
This mission is to declutter recipes, starting with loose recipes and cards, and those in recipe binders, and eventually expanding into decluttering even electronic and digital recipe clutter.

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Week #5 Organized Home Challenge: Organize Recipes And Cookbooks

Organize Recipes
This week's challenge is to organize recipes and cookbooks in your home so they are easy to find, and serve their intended purpose of helping you cook food in your kitchen.

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How To Use A Food Saver Vacuum Sealer To Organize Your Freezer

Food Saver Vacuum Sealer
Here are tips for how to use a food saver vacuum sealer to organize your freezer, including methods used by long-time users of this product.

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Declutter Coffee Mugs & Other Cups

Declutter Coffee Mugs
This mission is to declutter coffee mugs and other cups. See what others have accomplished with this mission and do it yourself today!

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How To Eat Leftovers & Not Waste Them

How To Eat Leftovers
Here's a quick declutter mission for inside your refrigerator, plus tips for how to eat leftovers instead of letting them go to waste.

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How To Declutter Dishes

How To Declutter Dishes
This mission is to declutter dishes. We'll focus during this task on everyday items, like plates, bowls, and saucers.

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Organizing A Chest Freezer: Ideas & Solutions

Organizing A Chest Freezer
Organizing a chest freezer is not always easy to do, but if you don't do it you'll soon begin to have to dig down in the abyss for your frozen items and it can get very frustrating.

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Printable Freezer Inventory Form

Freezer Inventory Form
Below is a free printable freezer inventory form can be used in your home to keep track of both what you have to eat, and when you should use it by, to take full advantage of your freezer as a food storage asset.

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Freezer Storage Times Chart How Long Frozen Food Stays Good

Freezer Storage Times
This chart provides freezer storage times for many common frozen food items, so you know how long your frozen food will taste its best. Plus, there's a free printable cheat sheet showing the freezer storage guidelines too below.

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Ideas To Organize Your Freezer

Organize Freezer
In the Organize Freezer Hall of Fame I've shared before and after pictures and ideas from readers who have taken this organizing challenge.

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Declutter Freezer

Declutter Freezer
This mission is to declutter your freezer, or if you have more than one freezer in your home, each of your freezers.

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