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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.

Declutter Car Interior

Declutter Car Interior
This mission is to declutter your car's interior, removing trash and anything that does not belong there.

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Week #38 Organized Home Challenge Car Organization

Car Organization
I've included car organization as one of the areas to work on in the Organized Home Challenge because sometimes it seems we spend as much time in our vehicles as in our homes.

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How To Declutter Playroom

How To Declutter Playroom
This mission is to declutter your playroom, without making a bigger mess in the process, and without overwhelm.

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Storage For Stuffed Animals: Ideas That Work!

Storage For Stuffed Animals
If you've got kids you've got stuffed toys, and they can take up a lot of space. Here's quite a few ideas for storage for stuffed animals that have been shared by readers to give you inspiration.

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How To Declutter Video Games & Electronic Toys

How To Declutter Video Games
This Declutter 365 mission is to declutter video games and electronic toy clutter from your home, so you and the kids can enjoy some of these electronics without being inundated with too many toys and games.

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How To Declutter Games: Board Games, Cards & Puzzles

How To Declutter Games
This mission is to declutter games of all varieties, including board games, card games, as well as puzzles.

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Kids Dress Up Clothes Storage Ideas

Kids Dress Up Clothes Storage Ideas
I've gathered up quite a few kids dress up clothes storage ideas, several of which have been shared with me by readers, to keep all your children's costumes organized and ready for fun.

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How To Declutter Stuffed Animals

How To Declutter Stuffed Animals
This mission is to declutter stuffed animals, so you and your kids can enjoy the ones you keep but are not inundated with too many of them to play with or store properly.

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Drop Off Donations To Finish Decluttering Process

How To Get Rid Of Toy Clutter From Toy Boxes
In this Declutter 365 mission I want you to drop off donations to a charity or donation center, to finish the task of decluttering items around your home that you've identified as clutter, and that you wish to give away to others.

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How To Get Rid Of Toy Clutter From Toy Boxes & Bins

How To Get Rid Of Toy Clutter From Toy Boxes
This mission is to get rid of toy clutter from your child's toy boxes, bins and other toy storage containers.

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Lego Storage Ideas & Solutions: Real Life Examples

Lego Storage Ideas & Solutions
I've gathered lots of Lego storage ideas and solutions from the real world, ranging from those for little kids to avid adult collectors.

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Tips For Decluttering Toys {Including Those With Small Parts & Sets Of Toys}

Tips For Decluttering Toys
This mission is to continue the task of decluttering toys that we started yesterday, as part of the Declutter 365 missions.

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Free Printable Fall Decluttering Checklist

Free Printable Fall Decluttering Checklist
Here is a free printable fall decluttering checklist that you can use to get rid of clutter around your home when autumn begins.

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How To Declutter Toys: Start With Easiest First

How To Declutter Toys
This mission is to declutter toys, and you should start with the easiest first. That is the broken toys, and also those that the kids have outgrown.

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Week #37 Organized Home Challenge Organize Toys & Games

Organize Toys & Games
Your challenge this week is to organize toys and games in your childrens' rooms, and around the house, so your kids can actually find and play with their toys, and you don't trip over anything anymore.

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Declutter Pool Toys & Supplies

Declutter Pool Toys & Supplies
This mission is to declutter pool toys, supplies and equipment.

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How To Declutter Your Yard

How To Declutter Your Yard
This Declutter 365 mission is to declutter your yard and garden, to get rid of yard waste and other clutter around the outside of your home, so it looks great and is a relaxing place for you to hang out.

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Declutter Deck

Declutter Deck
This mission is to declutter your deck. Just like some of the other recent missions, depending on the size of your deck, and how much you've got on it, this may be more than a 15 minute mission.

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Declutter Patio

Declutter Patio
This mission is to declutter your patio, and depending on how cluttered it is perhaps this isn't a 15 minute project, but several 15 minute sessions.

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How To Declutter Your Porch Or Other Outside Entrance To Your Home

Declutter Your Porch
This mission is to declutter your porch or other outside entrance to your home so that it's welcoming for guests and family when they see your home and come on in.

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Declutter Outdoor Storage Shed

Declutter Outdoor Storage Shed
This mission is to declutter your outdoor storage shed, and depending on how cluttered and large your shed is I know this isn't a fifteen minute task, but more like a 15 minute at a time kind of task.

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Clear The Clutter From Your Home To Complete The Decluttering Process

Clear The Clutter
This Declutter 365 mission is to clear the clutter you've identified from previous missions, and to get it out of your house by donating, selling or trashing it, so that those decluttering tasks are fully 100% complete, and you're making consistent decluttering progress.

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How To Declutter Yard Tools And Equipment

Declutter Yard Tools And Equipment
This mission is to declutter yard tools and equipment in and around your home. This is also a continuation of yesterday's mission where I asked you to declutter gardening supplies and equipment.

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How To Declutter Gardening Supplies, Tools & Equipment

How To Declutter Gardening Supplies
This mission is to declutter gardening supplies, tools and equipment from around your home and yard.

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Week #36 Organized Home Challenge Organize Outdoor & Garden Storage Areas

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, as well as your yard.

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Declutter Summer Decorations

Declutter Summer Decorations
This mission is to declutter summer decorations in and around your home, now that summer is just about over and autumn is coming quickly.

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How To Get Rid Of Baby Clutter

How To Get Rid Of Baby Clutter
This mission is to get rid of baby clutter from your home, of all varieties. Depending on how much baby and toddler stuff you've got this might take you just a few minutes or instead it may take quite a while. Either way break it down to work on it 15 minutes at a time, so the task doesn't get overwhelming.

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Printable Clothing Inventory Form

Printable Clothing Inventory Form
Use this free printable clothing inventory form (scroll down for it) to remember what clothes you've got in storage for next season, or outgrown kids' clothing.

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Hand Me Down Kids Clothes Storage Ideas & Organizing Tips

Hand Me Down Kids Clothes Storage
Here are kids clothes storage ideas and organizing tips, to make sure the clothing saved to pass down from one child to the next will actually be used as planned, and easy to find it when you need it next.

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How To Declutter Your Wardrobe Of Sweaters & Cool Weather Clothes Clutter

Declutter Your Wardrobe Of Sweaters & Cool Weather Clothes Clutter
This mission is to declutter your wardrobe of sweaters, sweatshirts and other cool weather clothes that you don't need and are excess stuff, to get rid of your closet or drawer clutter.

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20 Guest Room Ideas & Essentials To Make It Cozy & Welcome

20 Guest Room Ideas & Essentials To Make It Cozy & Welcome
Here are 20 guest room ideas and essentials that you can place in any spare room for use by company that will help make them feel cozy and welcome in your home.

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Week #35 Organized Home Challenge Outgrown & Seasonal Clothing Storage

Outgrown & Seasonal Clothing Storage
In this week's challenge we'll focus on clothing storage, especially related to both kids outgrown clothes and the seasonal switch or rotation of garments twice a year.

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Guest Bedroom Declutter Mission

Guest Bedroom Declutter Mission
This your mission is to focus on a guest bedroom declutter session, so that your guest room, or spare room, is ready to be used by guests as intended.

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Defining "Decluttering Progress" And How To Avoid The Shuffling Around Clutter Trap

 How To Avoid The Shuffling Around Clutter Trap
Use this definition of decluttering progress to make sure you continue to head to your ultimate goal, a clutter free house, and avoid the trap of shuffling around your clutter.

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Kids Bedroom Ideas For Storage & Organizing: Hall Of Fame

Kids Bedroom Ideas For Storage & Organizing
Here is the kids bedroom ideas hall of fame, where readers have shared photos of how they've organized and added storage solutions to their children's rooms.

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Taylor's Review Of Eat At Home Meal Plans

Taylor's Review Of Eat At Home Meal Plans
Here's my review of the Eat At Home monthly meal plans, to help you save time and money, while being able to eat meals as a family, at home, more often.

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How To Get Rid Of Kids Bedroom Clutter

How To Get Rid Of Kids Bedroom Clutter
The next several missions, in the Declutter 365 missions, is to get rid of kids bedroom clutter, and to do it without getting overwhelmed or making a bigger mess in the process. This article explains how to do this.

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Get Ready For Get Organized HQ 2021: September 13-17

Get Organized HQ 2021
Are you ready to organize your life and streamline your home for good? If so, check out Get Organized HQ and get access to over 70 practical workshops for a stress-free home, including a workshop from me, Taylor!

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Week #34 Organized Home Challenge: Kids' Bedroom Organizing

Kids' Bedroom Organizing
Your challenge this week is your kids' bedroom organizing project. This week's task is important not only so these rooms in your home are not an eye sore, but also so your kids can really use and enjoy their rooms to their fullest.

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Declutter Hangers

Declutter Hangers
This mission is to declutter hangers. Here's how to do it, with tips and reminders so you don't forget something when doing the mission.

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September Declutter Calendar 15 Minute Daily Missions For Month

September Declutter Calendar
Here's the September 2021 declutter calendar with a daily 15 minute decluttering and organizing mission for each day of the month.

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Tips For How To Declutter Kids Clothes

Declutter Kids Clothes
Here are tips for how to declutter kids clothes, including criteria to consider and questions to ask during the decluttering process.

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Top 10 Decluttering Supplies {Includes Printable List}

Top 10 Decluttering Supplies
Here is a list of the top 10 decluttering supplies you may need when clearing clutter from your home, using the Declutter 365 system, including a free printable list.

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How To Create An After School Routine For Your Kids

Declutter Kids' Art
Here is how to create an after school routine for your kids that gets the essentials done in those few hours between school and evening time without chaos.

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Tips To Help Kids Get Ready For School In The Morning

Declutter Kids' Art
Here are 5 tips to help kids get ready for school in the morning, to get everything ready and everyone out the door without being late or losing your mind.

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Questions To Ask When You Declutter Kids' Art & School Papers

Declutter Kids' Art
This mission is to declutter kids' art so that it is no longer a huge mountain or pile of papers, and instead is something you and your kids can look through and actually enjoy, instead of being overwhelmed by it.

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Back To School Supplies List: What To Stock At Home

Back To School Supplies List
Each year the school gives you a detailed back to school supplies list for what your kids need to bring into school, but I've learned as my years as a Mom that's definitely not everything you need.

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FAQ: What Do I Do If A Declutter 365 Mission Doesn't Apply To Me?

What Do I Do If A Declutter 365 Mission Doesn't Apply To Me?
Here's the answer to one of the most common questions of participants of the Declutter 365 missions, what to do when a mission doesn't apply to their circumstances.

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Declutter Backpack

Declutter Backpack
This mission is to declutter your child's backpack. Below are some easy instructions to follow for this mission, plus more tips for making this a habit since it is not the type of mission you can do just once in a year!

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