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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.

Hanging Gift Bag Organizer

Hanging Gift Bag Organizer
A hanging gift bag organizer can be very helpful if you've accumulated quite a collection of gift bags for use in various gift giving situations.

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Rolling Artificial Christmas Tree Stands

Rolling Artificial Christmas Tree Stands
A fully assembled artificial Christmas tree is quite heavy. Do your back a favor and get rolling artificial Christmas tree stands and you'll thank yourself every single year from now on when you're getting the tree in and out of storage.

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Under The Bed Wrapping Paper Organizer

Wrapping Paper Organizer
A wrapping paper organizer, such as the one shown below, is a good storage solution for those who want to keep their rolls of wrapping paper and accessories readily accessible, but don't have much precious closet space available to store these items elsewhere, since this product can be stored under the bed.

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Printable Home Inventory Forms

Home Inventory Forms
Use these free printable home inventory forms to help you create your personal home inventory.

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Declutter 365: A Year Of 15 Minute Decluttering Missions

Declutter 365
Take the year long Declutter 365 Challenge, and each day 15 minutes of work will transform your home. I guarantee very quickly you'll begin to see results, even if some days it didn't feel like you made much of a dent.

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How To Make Your Home Inventory Video Or Photos

Home Inventory Video
Today's mission (as well as tomorrow's) is to make your home inventory video or take your photos of items within your home.

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Hanging Gift Wrap Organizer

Hanging Gift Wrap Organizer
A hanging gift wrap organizer, like the one pictured below, can keep your wrapping paper easily accessible year round for all your wrapping needs, while still keeping it all together but out of the way in your closet.

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Printable Home Inventory Checklist

Home Inventory Checklist
Here's a free printable home inventory checklist to help you jog your memory to make sure you don't forget any areas or major items in your home that should be included in your personal household inventory.

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Week #50 Organized Home Challenge: Create A Personal Home Inventory

Personal Home Inventory
Your challenge this week is to create a personal home inventory to be able to present to an insurance company if the need ever arose.

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Gift Wrap Organization & Storage Ideas

Gift Wrap Organization
Here are ideas from readers for how they've tackled the challenge of gift wrap organization in their homes to save themselves time and money when wrapping their gifts and keeping their supplies in order.

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Ideas To Store & Organize Gift Bags

Organize Gift Bags
Here are several ideas for how to store and organize gift bags in your home.

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Organize Wrapping Paper

Organize Wrapping Paper
Everyone has to wrap presents now and then, throughout the year, but you are almost guaranteed to need to do this task during the holidays, which is why I chose this week to do this challenge.

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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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Wrapping Paper Storage Solutions

Wrapping Paper Storage
Here are ideas and products you can use for wrapping paper storage to keep your gift wrap, ribbons, bows, bags, tape, scissors and other accessories organized and easily accessible.

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Holiday Decoration Storage Ideas

Holiday Decoration Storage
Here are ideas from readers about seasonal and holiday decoration storage, and how they do it in their own homes.

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Hanging Garland Storage Bag

Garland Storage
A garland storage bag, such as the one seen below, will keep your Christmas garland clean and untangled at the end of each holiday season until it is ready to get back out again the next year.

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Christmas Light Storage Solutions

Christmas Light Storage
These Christmas light storage solutions keep you from having to fight with tangled strings and strands of lights, which makes your life easier, and allows you to enjoy a bright and sparkling holiday season without frustration.

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Wreath Storage Solutions For Christmas Or Any Time Of Year

Wreath Storage
If one of your seasonal decorations are wreaths then you need some wreath storage solutions to make sure they stay beautiful and keep their shape between uses.

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Week #49 Organized Home Challenge: Christmas Decoration Storage & Organization

Christmas Decoration Storage
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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Christmas Wreath Storage Bags

Christmas Wreath Storage
These hanging Christmas wreath storage bags, seen below, are designed to fit most regular sized wreaths, and to keep your decoration clean and beautiful while it is in storage between holiday seasons.

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52 Weeks To An Organized Home 2018 Plan

Organized Home 2018 Plan
Do you want an organized home? Most people do, but they go about it in the wrong way expecting overnight success. Let's instead do it the right way, together, with the 52 Week Challenge for 2018.

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Wreath Storage Containers

Wreath Storage Containers
Wreath storage containers, such as the ones shown below, are very useful for keeping your seasonal wreaths from getting dirty, smashed, or warped while in storage.

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Artificial Christmas Tree Storage Solutions For Your Home

Christmas Tree Storage Solutions
Here are ideas and tips for artificial Christmas tree storage in your home, taking into account how large these trees are, and how hard they are to take down and put up each season.

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How To Declutter Movies & Videos

Declutter Movies
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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Christmas Ornament Storage Solutions

Christmas Ornament Storage
These Christmas ornament storage solutions will keep your precious ornaments safe and secure, with less risk of breakage or damage, while also keeping them easily accessible for use year after year.

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Declutter Music Collection

Declutter Music Collection
This mission is to declutter your music collection, in whatever format it takes, including CDs, cassettes, vinyl records, digital music files and more. Here's how, plus ideas for what to do with decluttered items.

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How To Declutter Your Entertainment Center

Declutter Your Entertainment Center
How to declutter your entertainment center or entertainment room, plus before and after photos from readers who've already done this mission to get you inspired to tackle it yourself.

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Christmas Tree Storage Containers Duffels To Roll Tree Into Storage

Christmas Tree Storage Containers Duffels
These artificial Christmas tree storage containers are great for keeping your tree safe and clean while in storage, and even large heavy trees are easy to move with the rolling wheels.

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Week #48 Organized Home Challenge: CD and DVD Storage and Organization

CD and DVD Storage and Organization
This week we're tackling CD and DVD storage and organization as part of the 52 Weeks to an Organized Home Challenge.

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Purse & Handbag Storage Ideas & Solutions

Handbag Storage
Here are lots of purse and handbag storage ideas and solutions, for all sizes and varieties of purse collections, to keep them neat and organized in your closet or bedroom.

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Christmas Tree Storage Container

Christmas Tree Storage Container
Imagine a Christmas tree storage container that allows you to never disassemble or undecorate your tree ever again, making set up and put away a breeze each holiday season. Well, now it's here!

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Artificial Christmas Tree Storage Bags Lower Cost Alternative

Christmas Tree Storage Bags
Artificial Christmas tree storage bags are great to make holiday decorating easy from beginning to end, since your tree stays clean and ready to put up year after year without disassembling it.

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Declutter Your Wallet

Declutter Your Wallet
This mission is to declutter your wallet. Here's how to do it, items you should not keep in your wallet, plus tips for making this task a regular habit.

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TreeKeeper Artificial Christmas Tree Storage Bag

TreeKeeper Artificial Christmas Tree Storage Bag
There are many artificial Christmas tree storage bag models and brands available on the market, but I personally recommend the TreeKeeper Pro, seen below, even though it is more expensive than many of the others available.

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Declutter Your Purse

Declutter Your Purse
This mission is to declutter your purse. Here's instructions for how to do it, how to make it a habit, and a list of essential purse contents to make sure you keep what you should in there.

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Week #47 Organized Home Challenge: Organizing Purses, Handbags & Wallets

Organizing Purses
During this week's challenge we're going to be working on organizing purses, handbags and wallets so we can find what we need quickly on the go.

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Declutter Musical Instruments

Declutter Musical Instruments
This mission is to declutter musical instruments. I've got ideas for letting go of these sometimes sentimental items, as well as suggestions for what to do with them once you decide to get rid of them.

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Home Liquor Storage Ideas & Solutions

Home Liquor Storage Ideas
Here's lots of liquor storage ideas and solutions you can use in your own home, to keep all of the supplies and essentials of your stocked home bar.

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Medication Organizer Ideas & Storage Solutions

Medication Organizer
Here are quite a few medication organizer ideas and storage solutions for organizing first aid and medical supplies in your home.

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Printable First Aid Kit Contents List

Printable First Aid Ki
Here is a first aid kit contents list that you use to make sure you've got all the necessary supplies at home for when you need them.

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Prescription Drug Disposal Guide

 Prescription Drug Disposal Guide
For both health and safety reasons, as well as environmental, you should follow these guidelines for prescription drug disposal and disposing of over the counter medication.

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Medicine Disposal & First Aid Supplies Clutter Removal Tips

Medicine Disposal
How to declutter expired and unused medications and first aid supplies, including tips for proper medicine disposal, and photos from readers who've already done this mission to get you inspired to tackle the task yourself.

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Week #46 Organized Home Challenge: Organize Medication And First Aid Supplies

Organize Medication
This week's challenge is to create a first aid and medicine organizer center in your home, to make sure you have the right supplies for your family when they need them.

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December Declutter Calendar 15 Minute Daily Missions For Month

December Declutter Calendar
Here's the December 2017 declutter calendar with a daily 15 minute decluttering and organizing mission for each day of the month.

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Fire Extinguisher Placement Guidelines

Fire Extinguisher Placement
Use these fire extinguisher placement guidelines to make sure you have this vital equipment in the right places in your home if you need it.

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Car Emergency Kit List

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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How {And Why} To Replenish & Declutter Emergency Supplies

Declutter Emergency Supplies
How and why to replenish and declutter emergency supplies regularly, plus tips for the types of supplies to make sure you check.

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List Of Items Needed For Food Pantry Donations

 Food Pantry Donations
Here's a list of the most needed items for food pantry donations, including both food and non-food items.

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Snapware Christmas Ornament Storage Boxes

Ornament Storage Boxes
Christmas ornament storage boxes from Snapware, with dividers, keep individual ornaments organized and prevent them from clanking so they don't damage each other while in storage.

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