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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.

What To Do Before Your Wallet Is Lost Or Stolen

What To Do Before Your Wallet Is Lost Or Stolen
After your wallet is stolen or lost is not the time to realize you don't have the information you need to deal with the aftermath. So here's what to do now, beforehand.

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How {And Why} To Add An ICE App To Your Smart Phone In Case Of Emergency

How {And Why} To Add An ICE App To Your Smart Phone In Case Of Emergency
Here is both why you should add an ICE app to your smart phone, that shows on the lock screen, and how to do it, as well as back up ways to provide information in the case of an emergency.

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Printable Emergency Contact List Form

Printable Emergency Contact List Form
Below I've created a free printable emergency contact list form you can fill out and place in a visible location for everyone to reference as needed.

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How To Declutter Your Piles Of Paper

How To Declutter Your Piles Of Paper
So you've decided you need to declutter your paper piles, but when you look at all of it, it looks daunting. How can you ever get through all of those piles?

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Organize Contact Information: Hall Of Fame

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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The Only Strategy That Works For Organizing Paper Clutter

The Only Strategy That Works For 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

Most 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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Week #16 Organized Home Challenge Create Simple Address Book And Organize Contact Information

Create Simple Address Book And 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

Printable 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.

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Declutter Storage Containers & Storage Boxes

Declutter Storage Containers
This mission is to declutter storage containers and storage boxes.

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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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Declutter Storage Room Or Storage Closet

Declutter Storage Room
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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How To Declutter Your Storage Unit Or Locker That's Off-Site

Declutter Your Storage Unit
This mission is to declutter your storage unit or locker that is off-site, so you can stop paying storage fees each month for clutter that wouldn't fit into your home.

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Attic Storage Solutions & Safety Tips

Attic Storage Solutions & Safety Tips
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 Without Making A Big Mess Or Getting Overwhelmed

Attic Clutter
This mission is to get rid of your attic clutter, or at least to work on that process in one or more 15 minute sessions.

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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

Printable Garage Storage Inventory Form
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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Clutter Control Tips And Strategies

Clutter Control Tips And Strategies
Even after decluttering your home you've got to keep on top of stuff or it'll overrun you. Here are clutter control tips and strategies you can use starting today.

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Bicycle Donation & Decluttering Mission

Bicycle Donation & Decluttering Mission
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

Declutter & 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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5 Tips For Time Management For Parents

5 Tips For Time Management For Parents
Here are 5 tips for time management for parents, to help you keep organized so daily life runs more smoothly for yourself and your kids.

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How To Declutter Your Garage

How To Declutter Your Garage
This mission is to declutter your garage. I know this is not a 15 minute type of mission, but instead a 15 minutes at a time type of mission, which is why I've also got quite a few days blocked out in the calendar for you to get this project done.

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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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Printable 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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Garage & Yard Sales Strategies & Tips

Garage & Yard Sales Strategies & Tips
Garage and yard sales are a good way to both get rid of clutter and make some cash at the same time, when done right.

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Tips For Decluttering Tools

Tips For Decluttering Tools
This mission is decluttering tools, from your tool box, your junk drawer, garage, basement or wherever else you may keep them.

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Basic Home Tool Kit List: Make Sure You Have The Essentials

Basic 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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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 Real People Organize The Basement

How Real People 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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I Use PepperPlate App For Recipes & Meal Planning All In One

PepperPlate App
Pepperplate is a free grocery list, meal planning and recipe organization app that several readers have recommended. Below are the reviews I've received about it so far.

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How To Declutter Your Basement

Declutter Your Basement
This mission (and actually your mission for several days since for many people this is such a big task) is to declutter your basement.

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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 Declutter & Clean Your Crawlspace

Declutter & Clean Your Crawlspace
This mission is to declutter and clean your crawlspace in your home.

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15 Uses For Old Socks: Ideas To Reuse & Repurpose

15 Uses For Old Socks
Here are 15 uses for old socks that can help you reuse and repurpose them once they've become worn out, or you've lost the mate, when decluttering them from your sock drawer.

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April Declutter Calendar 15 Minute Daily Missions For Month

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

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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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Free Realistic Printable To Do List

Free Realistic Printable 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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Printable Daily Agenda: Way To Track Your Habits & Routines

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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Create An Evening Routine To Make Tomorrow Better

Create An Evening Routine
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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Laundry Change Jar Or Holder: Ideas To Keep Loose Change Found In Clothes

Laundry Change Jar Or Holder
Here are several laundry change jar and holder ideas you can use to keep the loose change you find in your family's clothes before you wash them.

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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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Free Printable Spring Decluttering Checklist

Free Printable 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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Simple Tip To Help Adults & Kids Get Ready In The Morning Faster & Easier

Get Ready In The Morning
Here 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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Week #12 Organized Home Challenge Make A Morning Routine & Evening Routine

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

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 Chart
This mission is to create a kids' chore chart to get the whole family involved in household chores.

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Free House Cleaning Checklist Ebook To Help You Keep Your Home Clean

Free House Cleaning Checklist
I've got another free gift everyone can claim - a House Cleaning Checklist ebook!

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Printable Cleaning Schedule Form For Daily & Weekly Cleaning

Printable Cleaning Schedule Form
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 Weekly Cleaning Schedule For Your Home

Weekly Cleaning Schedule
This mission, as part of the Declutter 365 missions, is to make a personalized weekly cleaning schedule for your home.

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