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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.

Comprehensive Printable Decluttering Checklist For Your Entire Home

Decluttering Checklist For Your Entire Home
To compliment the Declutter 365 plan I've created this fully comprehensive printable decluttering checklist for every area and type of item within your home. When you purchase these digital, printable lists you get access to 33 different checklists.

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Get A 2023 Membership In Declutter 365 Premium

2023 Membership In Declutter 365 Premium
Here's how to get a membership to the Declutter 365 Premium Facebook group for 2023, to get access to the video archives, monthly group decluttering coaching sessions, and encouragement and accountability with Taylor, to declutter, organize and maintain your home.

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How To Declutter Gift Bags

Declutter Gift Bags
This mission is to declutter gift bags, including those for holidays such as Christmas, as well as seasonal and celebration themed bags, like those for birthdays and anniversaries.

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Organize Wrapping Paper & Gift Bags

Organize Wrapping Paper
Your challenge this week is to organize wrapping paper, gift bags, tissue paper, ribbons and bows so you can access everything when you need it easily, and yet keep it out of the way the rest of year.

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How To Declutter Movies & Videos

Declutter Movies & Videos
This mission is to declutter your movie and video collection, in whatever form it might be in, such as DVDs, Blu-ray, VHS tapes, or digital copies.

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Will You Support Declutter 365 With A Small Donation?

Support Declutter 365 With A Small Donation
Will you support Declutter 365 and the website with a small donation, to help keep the plan free and available to everyone?

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Week #49 Organized Home Challenge Christmas Decoration Storage & Organization

Christmas Decoration Storage & Organization
Your challenge this week is to work on Christmas decoration storage and organization so you can safely store, and then find and display the items you love and get rid of the rest.

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Taylor's Round Up Of Black Friday Through Cyber Monday Deals & Sales

Taylor's Round Up Of Black Friday Through Cyber Monday Deals & Sales
Here is my round up of the best Black Friday through Cyber Monday deals and sales around the web, throughout this brief portion of the holiday season. During these days the page is updated frequently with the best deals I've found, so check back often!

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Car Emergency Kit List {With Printable}

Car Emergency Kit List
Here's a list of everything you should have in your car emergency kit, with a free printable checklist.

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Free Printable 3 Day Emergency Supply List

Emergency Supply List
Here's a free printable emergency supply list, with a checklist of items necessary for an emergency preparedness kit for three days.

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How {And Why} To Replenish & Declutter Emergency Supplies

Declutter Emergency Supplies
This mission is to replenish or declutter your emergency supplies that you've accumulated in previous years, such as if you've done the 52 Week Organized Home Challenge before, or have otherwise gathered up supplies in case of emergencies in the past.

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7 Strategies For Clearing Clutter When You Don't Know Where To Start

7 Strategies For Clearing Clutter
If you're feeling overwhelmed about where to start clearing clutter, here are strategies you can use to begin today!

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52 Weeks To An Organized Home: 2023 Plan

52 Weeks To An Organized Home: 2023 Plan
I've now got the plan for 2023 published, so come on over and get your free copy of this printable, and get ready for an organized 2023! Get your copy, and also sign up for the FREE newsletter, which sends you each week's mission in an email!

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The 2022 Home Management Bundle: The Best One Yet!

The 2022 Home Management Bundle
The Home Management Bundle has 86 resources to help you improve your home and life, including printables, eBooks and eCourses that are worth more than $2,500, for 98% off, but it's only available for a limited time.

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Week #45 Organized Home Challenge Create An Emergency Preparedness Kit

Create An Emergency Preparedness Kit
In this week's challenge we'll make an emergency preparedness kit to make sure our family is secure in the case of a disaster or other emergency, plus do a few other safety related tasks around our homes as well.

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Top 13 Places To Donate Used Books

Top 13 Places To Donate Used Books
When you're ready to donate used books as part of the decluttering process, here's the top 13 places to consider, with suggestions for textbooks, kids books, novels, and more.

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How To Declutter Kids Books

How To Declutter Kids Books
This mission is to declutter kids books, from their bedrooms, playrooms, or whatever other living space in your home you keep them.

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How To Declutter Bookcases & Bookshelves

Declutter Bookcases
This mission is to declutter bookcases and bookshelves throughout your home, of books or whatever else you have stored on them.

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How To Get Rid Of Book Clutter

Book Clutter
This mission is to get rid of your book clutter.

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Week #44 Organized Home Challenge How To Organize Books

How To Organize Books
This week, in the Organize Books Challenge, we'll declutter and organize this type of reading material in our homes, using the step by step instructions below.

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Halloween Candy Buy Back Program: Declutter Excess & Old Candy

Halloween Candy Buy Back Program
Here's lots of ways to declutter leftover Halloween candy, including the Halloween Candy Buy Back program and even more ideas.

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How To Store Fabric: File It!

How To Store Fabric
Here's how to store fabric by filing it.

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Declutter Craft Room

Declutter Craft Room
This mission is to declutter your craft room, or if you don't have an entire room, the area you do your crafting in.

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How To Declutter Kids Craft Supplies & Equipment

Declutter Kids Craft Supplies
This mission is to declutter kids' craft supplies and equipment in your home, so your kids (and you) can enjoy crafting without a mess.

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How To Declutter Craft Supplies & Equipment

Declutter Craft Supplies
This mission is to declutter craft supplies and equipment from your home that you no longer use or love, so you can enjoy the hobby materials you do keep.

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Declutter Abandoned Craft Projects

Declutter Abandoned Craft Projects
This decluttering mission is to declutter abandoned and unfinished craft projects. And if you love to craft, even a little, you probably have at least one of these lurking types of projects around somewhere.

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Week #43 Organized Home Challenge Craft Organization

Craft Organization
Your challenge this week is craft organization, including both of all your supplies and equipment and the room or area where you do your crafting.

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How To Declutter Photography & Video Equipment & Supplies

Declutter Photography & Video Equipment
This mission is to declutter photography and video equipment, supplies and gear that you no longer want or use anymore.

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November Declutter Calendar

November Declutter Calendar
Here's the November 2022 declutter calendar with a daily 15 minute decluttering and organizing mission for each day of the month.

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Declutter Digital Photos

Declutter Digital Photos
This mission is to declutter digital photos, so in this situation declutter means delete.

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5 Rules For Storing Pictures & Photos To Preserve Your Family's Memories

5 Rules For Storing Pictures
This week we're working on organizing our photos as part of the 52 Week Organized Home Challenge, but before you can devise a good system for organization that works for you, you need to make sure you're storing pictures and photos properly to preserve them for the future.

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How To Organize Photos The Easy Way: Set Up A Routine

How To Organize Photos
Here are tips for how to organize photos the easy way, for both digital and physical photographs, by setting up a regular routine so the task is never overwhelming, and instead stays fun and enjoyable.

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3 Questions To Choose Best Photo Album For Your Family Memories

Best Photo Album
Not all photograph albums are created equal. Here's 3 questions to ask yourself when choosing the best photo album for your family's memories that will display them well, and preserve the photos for future generations.

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First Step To Organize Photographs: Gather Loose Photos & Negatives Into Central Location

Organize Photographs
This mission is the first step you'll need to take to organize photographs in your home, and that is to gather loose photos and negatives into a central location in your home.

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Week #42 Organized Home Challenge How To Organize Photos

How To Organize Photos
This week's challenge is to organize photos, including both physical and ditigal ones, as well as negatives, photo albums and wall photos so you can find and preserve your special memories.

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How To Declutter Dining Room

Declutter Dining Room
This mission is to declutter your dining room, so that afterward you can enjoy this space for hospitality and dining.

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How To Declutter Serving Dishes

Declutter Serving Dishes
This mission is to declutter serving dishes, to keep your kitchen or dining room from being cluttered, and only keeping what you love and actually use.

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How To Declutter China Cabinet, Hutch, Sideboards And/Or Buffets

Declutter China Cabinet
This mission is to declutter your china cabinet, hutch, sideboard and/or buffets, that hold your china, silver, crystal, and additional items for use within your dining room.

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How To Declutter China & Silver

How To Declutter China & Silver
This mission is to declutter china and silver from your home that you no longer use nor want.

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Declutter Tablecloths, Napkins & Placemats

Declutter Tablecloths, Napkins & Placemats
This mission is to declutter tablecloths, napkins and placemats.

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Declutter Dining Room Table

Declutter Dining Room Table
This decluttering mission is to declutter and clear off your dining room table.

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Week #41 Organized Home Challenge: Organize Dining Room

Organize Dining Room
This week, in the Organize Dining Room Challenge, we will tackle the organization of this formal room, and in addition, also focus on organizing other items we use to entertain guests and have parties.

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Get Rid Of Hallway Clutter

Get Rid Of Hallway Clutter
This mission is to get rid of hallway clutter, either around your entryway or wherever else in your home you've got a hall.

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How To Declutter Collections & Collectibles

How To Declutter Collections & Collectibles
Thes mission is to declutter collections and collectibles from your home, or to at least assess whether the things you do collect are things worth it, to you, to continue to keep in your home.

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FAQ: What Do I Do If A Declutter 365 Mission Takes Longer Than 15 Minutes?

FAQ: What Do I Do If A Declutter 365 Mission Takes Longer Than 15 Minutes?
Here's the answer to one of the most common questions of participants of the Declutter 365 missions, what to do when a mission takes longer than 15 minutes.

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Clean & Declutter Under Couch & Between Couch Cushions

Clean & Declutter Under Couch & Between Couch Cushions
This decluttering mission is to clean and declutter under the couch and in between the couch cushions.

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Week #40 Organized Home Challenge Organizing Living Room & Family Room

Organizing Living Room & Family Room
This week's challenge is all about organizing living room and family room areas of your home.

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How To Declutter Your Mudroom Or Back Entrance To Your Home

How To Declutter Your Mudroom
This mission is to declutter your mudroom, or other back entrance to your home, to make it a functional and useful place for your household.

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Use A Stuffed Animal Zoo To Store Your Child's Stuffed Animals

Use A Stuffed Animal Zoo
The Stuffed Animal Zoo is a fun way to store your child's stuffed animals right in their bedroom or playroom, to keep these toys contained while also allowing your child to access the stuffies to play with when they want.

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