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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.

The Only Strategy That Works For Organizing Paper Clutter

Organizing Paper Clutter
I get asked all the time for tips for organizing paper clutter. Well, I'm going to tell you the only strategy that works for these paper piles . . . are you ready? Because it's really quite simple.

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Free Printable Most Important Contact List Template

Important Contact List Template
This mission is to fill out this free printable most important contact list template. It should take you less than 15 minutes because it's only your top 5 most important people whose information you should know even if your electronic records completely failed.

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Paper Organization {Series} Take Control Of Your Paper Piles

Paper Organization
Paper organization is a huge topic because these days it seems more than ever, despite the promises of a paperless society, we're even more inundated with these slips and sheets everywhere we turn.

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Free Printable Address Book Pages

Printable Address Book Pages
Below is a free printable address book pages that you can print out, and use to organize your contact information for your friends, family, and other places and entities.

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Organize Contact Information

Organize Contact Information
Here's lots of ideas of how to organize contact information, shown by readers who've completed all or parts of the Contact Information Organization Challenge here on the site, which is part of the 52 Week Organized Home Challenge.

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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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Week #16 Organized Home Challenge: Organize Contact Information

Organize Contact Information
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.

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Printable Attic Storage Inventory Form

Attic Storage Inventory Form
Use this free printable attic storage inventory form to keep track of what you've got stored in this area of your home, for both short and long-term storage.homemaking.

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FAQs About The Ultimate Homemaking Bundle

2018 Ultimate Homemaking Bundle FAQ
Here are answers to frequently asked questions about the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle that have been asked, so you can learn more about this great deal to help you succeed at all the many aspects of homemaking.

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Declutter Storage Containers & Storage Boxes

Declutter Storage Containers
This mission is to declutter storage containers and storage boxes, including empty bins that no longer are storing clutter after doing other of these Declutter 365 missions.

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Declutter Storage Room Or Storage Closet

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This mission is to declutter your storage room or storage closet, or wherever else in your home you've stashed stuff to keep for later.

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The 2018 Ultimate Homemaking Bundle: The Best One Yet!

2018 Ultimate Homemaking Bundle
The Ultimate Homemaking Bundle has over 129 resources to help you improve your home and life, including printables, eBooks and eCourses that is worth more than $3,500, but for over 98% off, but it's only available for a limited time.

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Attic Storage Solutions & Safety Tips

Attic Storage
Here are some tips and ideas to consider when determining the types of attic storage solutions to employ in your home, which keep in mind both practical and safety concerns with storing items in this area.

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How To Get Rid Of Attic Clutter

Attic Clutter
How to get rid of attic clutter without making a big mess, and without getting overwhelmed.

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Week #15 Organized Home Challenge: Attic Organizing

Attic Organizing
In this week's challenge we're tackling attic organizing, to declutter and bring order to this long-term storage area in your home.

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Printable Garage Storage Inventory Form

Garage Storage Inventory
Use this free printable garage storage inventory form to keep track of what you've got stored in this area of your home, for both short and long-term storage.

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Declutter Fitness Equipment & Sports Gear

Declutter Fitness Equipment
This mission is to declutter fitness equipment and sports gear from your home that you, and other family members, no longer want or use.

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Bicycle Donation & Decluttering Mission

Bicycle Donation & Decluttering
This mission is to declutter bicycles, tricycles, and other similar items in your home or garage, that are broken, outgrown, or that you do not use anymore.

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Declutter & Organize Car Care Products & Auto Supplies

Organize Car Care Products
This mission is to declutter and organize car care products and auto supplies that you store in your garage, in your car, or wherever else you keep them.

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How Real People Organize The Basement

Organize The Basement
Here are real life ideas for how to organize the basement of your home, as shown by participants of the 52 Week Organized Home Challenge, in this hall of fame.

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How To Declutter Your Garage

Declutter Your Garage
Here's how to declutter your garage, with step by step instructions, to keep the process from feeling overwhelming, and also to make sure you don't make a bigger mess during the process. In addition, there's lots of photos from readers who've already done this mission to get you inspired to tackle your own garage clutter.

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Week #14 Organized Home Challenge: Organize Your Garage

Organize Your Garage
This week's challenge is to organize your garage, so below I've got tips for decluttering this space, plus ideas for organizing according to zones so your garage can serve all the functions you need and want it to.

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Basement Storage Inventory Form

Basement Storage Inventory Form
Use this free printable basement storage inventory form to keep track of what you've got stored in this area of your home, for both short and long-term storage.

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Basic Home Tool Kit List

Home Tool Kit List
Home repairs and basic improvements need to get done, so when the need arises uses this basic home tool kit list, including this free printable (scroll down to get it), to make sure you've got the essentials to do the job right.

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Tips For Decluttering Tools

Decluttering Tools
Here's tips for decluttering tools, including what to keep versus what to get rid of, plus photos from readers who've done this mission to get you inspired by their results.

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How To Declutter & Organize Hardware

Declutter & Organize Hardware
This mission is to declutter and organize hardware, such as nails, screws, nuts and bolts, etc., that you've got around your home.

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How To Declutter Your Basement

Declutter Your Basement
How to declutter your basement without feeling overwhelmed, and without making a huge mess during the process. Also includes inspirational before and after photos from readers who've already done this mission.

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Week #13 Organized Home Challenge: Basement Organization

Basement Organization
This week's challenge is basement organization. We'll tackle how to declutter, properly store, and organize everything down there that you access frequently or infrequently.

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How To Delete Facebook Apps With Access To Your Facebook Account Data

Delete Facebook Apps
To protect your online privacy make sure that you delete Facebook apps with access to your Facebook account data if you don't want them to have it. Here's how to do it.

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How To Declutter & Clean Your Crawlspace

Clean Your Crawlspace
Here's simple steps for how to declutter and clean your crawlspace, plus discussion of the pros and (mostly) cons of storing items in this area of your home.

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April Declutter Calendar 15 Minute Daily Missions For Month

April Declutter Calendar
Here's the April 2018 declutter calendar with a daily 15 minute decluttering and organizing mission for each day of the month.

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Declutter Vases & Flower Pots

Declutter Vases
This mission is to declutter vases and flower pots. Here's ideas for where to donate or repurpose them to get the clutter out of your home.

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Lay Out Clothes To Help Adults & Kids Get Ready In The Morning Faster & Easier

Lay Out Clothes
Laying out your clothes is a simple tip that will help both kids and adults get ready in the morning more quickly and easily, so you can get out the door for work and school without losing your mind.

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Printable Daily Agenda

Printable Daily Agenda
Here is a free printable daily agenda that you can use to track your to do's as well as your habits and routines, to work daily toward achieving your goals.

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Free Realistic Printable To Do List

To Do List
The key to true productivity is conquering your to do's, so here's a free printable to do list to help you get it all done. Well what's realistic anyway!

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Create An Evening Routine To Make Tomorrow Better

Morning Routine Chart
This mission is to create an evening routine for yourself, as well as for other members of your household. To help you with this task I've created a free printable chart that you can fill out, plus provided a list of ideas and suggestions for tasks you could include in these routines.

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Fill Out Morning Routine Chart For Yourself & Each Household Member

Morning Routine Chart
This mission is to create a morning routine for each person in your household, including yourself. To help you with this task I've created a free printable morning routine chart that you can fill out, plus provided ideas and suggestions of possible tasks to include in your morning routine.

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Fill Out Morning Routine Chart For Yourself & Each Household Member

Morning Routine Chart
This mission is to create a morning routine for each person in your household, including yourself. To help you with this task I've created a free printable morning routine chart that you can fill out, plus provided ideas and suggestions of possible tasks to include in your morning routine.

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Week #12 Organized Home Challenge: Make A Morning Routine & Evening Routine

Morning Routine & Evening Routine
In this week's Organized Home Challenge we're focused on making both a morning routine and an evening routine. When you do this challenge you'll learn how to set yourself up with some simple habits that can help you stay more organized and keep each day more under control.

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Large Appliance Disposal & Removal Guide

Large Appliance Disposal
When you no longer want a large appliance in your home it can be hard to find out where to get rid of it. This practical appliance disposal and removal guide will help you get pointed in the right direction to remove it from your home.

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How To Dispose Of Cleaning Products & Laundry Supplies

Dispose Of Cleaning Products
This mission is to declutter cleaning supplies and tools. As part of that process you may run across household cleaners you don't want and that can't be donated. Here's how to dispose of cleaning products and laundry supplies.

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Create Kids' Chore Chart

Kids' Chore Chart
This mission is to create a chore chart for your kids. Families and households are a team, and everyone should do their part. Here's real life ideas for making a plan for your kids to help with chores and tasks around the house.

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Free House Cleaning Checklist Ebook

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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How To Make A Personalized Weekly Cleaning Schedule

Weekly Cleaning Schedule
Here is how to make a personalized weekly cleaning schedule for your home, to make cleaning fit your personality, life, and the needs of your home.

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Printable Cleaning Schedule Form For Daily & Weekly Cleaning

Printable Cleaning Schedule
Here is a free printable cleaning schedule form that you can use to fill out your daily and weekly cleaning schedule tasks for your home.

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How To Make A Personalized Daily Cleaning Checklist For Your Home

Daily Cleaning Checklist
This mission is to create a personalized daily cleaning checklist for yourself, that will be one of the two major components of your house cleaning schedule.

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Week #11 Organized Home Challenge: Create A House Cleaning Schedule

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. The sticking to it part is a lot easier said than done though.

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How To Declutter Luggage, Suitcases & Bags

Declutter Luggage
This mission is to declutter luggage, suitcases and bags, such as duffels, backpacks, and garment bags from your home.

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Declutter Lost Socks & Create A Sock Basket

Declutter Lost Socks
This decluttering mission is to declutter lost socks, and those without a mate that have been hanging around for quite a while, waiting for their lost match.

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