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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 Get Rid Of Charger, Cable & Cord Clutter

Charger, Cable & Cord Clutter
This mission is to declutter chargers, cables and cords around your home to get rid of excess ones that you no longer want or use.

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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 have all the essential supplies available when you need them.

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Electronics Disposal Guide: Best Ways To Donate, Sell And/Or Recycle When Decluttering

Electronics Disposal Guide
Here is an electronics disposal guide which provides the best ways to donate, sell and/or recycle or dispose of items such as computers, monitors, TVs, cell and smart phones, video gaming systems, and more when decluttering.

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Free Printable Summer Decluttering Checklist

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

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How To Clean Your Desk Clutter & Make It A Habit

Clean Your Desk Clutter
This declutter mission is to clean your desk of clutter, and then to begin the process of making it a habit to clear off your desk top regularly.

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How To Declutter Desk Drawers In Your Home Office

Declutter Desk Drawers
This mission is to declutter your home office desk drawers, removing whatever type of clutter you may have in them.

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Declutter Pens And Pencils

Declutter Pens And Pencils
This decluttering mission is to declutter pencils and pens.

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Week #23 Organized Home Challenge Home Office Organization

Home Office Organization
In this week's Home Office Organization Challenge I give step by step instructions for getting this area of your home organized so you can get your household paperwork done efficiently, and without the need to search everywhere for what you need.

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Top 10 Ways Organizing & Decluttering Your Home Saves You Money

Decluttering Your Home Saves You Money
Organizing and decluttering your home has many benefits, and one that may not, at first, seem obvious, but is definitely true, is that it will save you money.

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Create A File Index And Never Make Duplicate Files Again

Create A File Index
This 15 minute mission is to create a file index. This really is something that shouldn't take you very long, but it will save you lots of headaches and time creating and maintaining your home filing system.

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How To Create A Vital Records File {Plus 3 Ways To Keep Important Documents Safe}

Vital Records File
Here are instructions for how to create a vital records file, including what documents to include in it, and then a discussion of the pros and cons of three ways to keep important documents like these safe.

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Suggested Home File Categories For Organized Filing System

Suggested Home File Categories
Setting up a home filing system to get your papers organized doesn't have to be difficult when you use these suggest home file categories. This list will help you make sure you've got all the files set up you'll need.

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How {And Why} To Declutter Files From File Cabinet Annually

How {And Why} To Declutter Files
This mission, as part of the Declutter 365 missions, is to declutter files from your file cabinet, and make it an annual occurrence.

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Home Filing Tips 101: Simple Ways To Make Filing Easier So You'll Do It

Simple Ways To Make Filing Easier
Here are filing tips for your home filing system so that this chore becomes easier, and therefore you're more likely to do it regularly as needed.

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Declutter Spring Decorations

Declutter Spring Decorations
This mission is to declutter spring decorations, of whatever variety you have, from Easter or spring wreaths, table decorations, door decor, centerpieces, or other knick knacks.

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Get Rid Of Kids Clutter Hall Of Fame

Get Rid Of Kids Clutter
Below is a list of kids clutter items to consider getting rid of. In addition, there's a hall of fame where you can share your own success or get inspired by what others have accomplished.

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How To Create A Tax Organizer For This Year's Tax Documents

How To Create A Tax Organizer
This Declutter 365 mission is to create a tax organizer for the current year's tax documents, so all your paperwork is organized and ready when it's time to do your taxes

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Week #20 Organized Home Challenge How To Organize Files In Your Home

How To Organize Files In Your Home
In this week's challenge we'll tackle how to organize files in your home so you can find the paper and documents you need, when you need them, without having to spend all your time filing.

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Tips For Getting Rid Of Filing & Paper Clutter

 Paper Clutter
Here is a checklist of paper clutter items to consider getting rid of, plus a round up of Declutter 365 missions and articles to help you accomplish these tasks.

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Keep Tax Records In One Filing Location {Plus When To Discard Old Returns}

Keep Tax Records
This mission is to keep tax records in one filing location, plus to declutter extremely old tax returns that you don't need to keep anymore.

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How To Use A Receipt Organizer To Keep Paper Clutter At Bay

Receipt Organizer
This mission is to create or begin to use a receipt organizer as part of your daily life, to keep receipt paper clutter at bay from now on.

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Where To Order Checks To Save Money & For Convenience

Where To Order Checks
Here is where to order checks for personal use or business, and how it saves you money and is really easy to order online.

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Decluttering & Shredding Paper Piles

Decluttering & Shredding Paper Piles
This mission is all about decluttering and shredding paper piles.

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How To Declutter & Organize Receipts

Declutter & Organize Receipts
This mission is to declutter old receipts, and then organize the receipts you keep after decluttering.

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Week #19 Organized Home Challenge Create Personal Tax Organizer System & Organize Receipts

Tax Organizer System
In this week's challenge you'll take 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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Clutter Busters: 6 Emotions Chaining You To Clutter & How To Break Free

Clutter Busters
Lots of us want to be clutter busters, but we've got emotional issues with our stuff hindering us from decluttering.

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How {And Why} To Use Paper Shredding Services When Decluttering Lots Of Paper

Paper Shredding Services
When you've got a lot of paper to declutter from your home here's why you should use document or paper shredding services instead of trying to shred it all yourself.

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Stamp Out Hunger & Declutter Your Pantry Simultaneously

Stamp Out Hunger
Today I've got a bonus declutter mission for you, which is to participate in the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive, which takes place nationwide in the United States, and declutter non-perishable items in your pantry.

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How To Organize Bills Once They've Been Paid

How To Organize Bills
This mission is to organize your paid bill stubs or statements. There are some times when you might, for a while, hold onto these statements, so here's how to organize bills quickly and efficiently for the slim chance you'll need them later, before you shred the statements.

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Treasures & Surprises Found When Clearing Out Clutter

Treasures & Surprises Found When Clearing Out Clutter
Sometimes when you declutter you get surprised, in a good way, with what you find. Here are quite a few tales from those who found treasures while clearing out clutter from their homes as part of the Declutter 365 missions.

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Free Printable Monthly Bill Organizer

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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How Long Should You Keep Papers? Home Document Retention Schedule

How Long Should You Keep Papers
No one wants paper clutter, but you also want to feel comfortable with the papers you get rid of instead of worrying that you'll need them again later. To help with that I've researched how long you should keep papers of all varieties, and then provided this printable home document retention schedule cheatsheet that you can reference as needed.

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Week #18 Organized Home Challenge How To Organize Bills

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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Organizing A Chest Freezer

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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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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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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7 Things To Do Tonight When Preparing For Tomorrow

Preparing For Tomorrow
Do these 7 things each night when preparing for tomorrow, and the next morning will be less hectic, and your day will run smoother.

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Large Appliance Disposal & Removal Guide

Large Appliance Disposal & Removal Guide
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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Printable Daily Time Block Planner

Printable Daily Time Block Planner
Here is a free printable daily time block planner that allows you to assign time for your most important tasks, daily chores, and for rest and rejuvenation.

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Free Printable Spring Decluttering Checklist

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

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How To Declutter Your Kitchen Island

Create Kids' Chore Chart
This mission is to declutter your kitchen island, and/or to again revisit your kitchen countertops to make sure they are staying clutter free.

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How To Declutter Stairs & Under Stairs Storage Area

Declutter Stairs
This mission is to declutter the stairs in your home, for safety, as well as to clear the clutter from under the stairs storage areas.

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How {And Why} To Adopt A Daily Tidy Up Routine

Daily Tidy Up Routine
If you want to keep your home clean and free of clutter and mess, you need to adopt a daily tidy up routine. Find out how to do it here.

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Create Kids' Chore Chart To Get Whole Family Involved In Household Chores

Create Kids' Chore Char
This mission is to create a kids' chore chart to get the whole family involved in household chores.

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April Declutter 365 Calendar

April Declutter 365 Calendar
Here's the April 2024 Declutter 365 calendar with a daily 15 minute decluttering, organizing, and/or maintenance mission for each day of the month.

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How To Be A Clutter Buster 5 Guidelines To Identify Clutter In Your Home

How To Be A Clutter Buster
To be a clutter buster you've got to be able to identify which items in your home are truly clutter, and which are not.

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Declutter Plastic Cutlery & Take Out Supplies

Declutter Plastic Cutlery
Today's decluttering mission is to declutter plastic and disposable silverware and cutlery as well as other take out supplies.

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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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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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