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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.

June Declutter Calendar 15 Minute Daily Missions For Month

Here's the June 2019 declutter calendar with a daily 15 minute decluttering and organizing mission for each day of the month.

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7 Uses For Newspapers Around Your Home

Here is a list of 7 uses for newspapers around your home, with ways you can repurpose and reuse these items when decluttering or otherwise getting rid of old papers.

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Newspaper Recycling & Decluttering

This mission is newspaper recycling and decluttering, plus taking a good look at whether you need to continue to take the newspaper at all or it is just creating clutter in your home.

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Top 7 Places To Donate Magazines When Decluttering Your Home

If you've got lots of magazines in your home, and want to get rid of them, but don't just want to chuck or recycle them, here are the top seven places to donate magazines you should consider.

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Declutter Magazines

This 15 minute mission is to declutter magazines, plus I explore the topic of how many is too many.

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Declutter & Stop Catalogs

This mission is to stop catalogs that you don't want to receive anymore, and declutter excess of these catalogs as well so you aren't overwhelmed by them.

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Week #21 Organized Home Challenge: Organizing Magazines, Newspapers & Catalogs

Organizing Magazines
Your challenge this week is organizing magazines, newspapers and catalogs in your home so they're not overtaking all your flat surfaces, and you can find what you want, when you want it.

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

Home Filing Tips 101
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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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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FAQs About The Ultimate Productivity Bundle

FAQs About The Ultimate Productivity Bundle
Here are answers to frequently asked questions about the Ultimate Productivity Bundle that have been asked, so you can learn more about this great deal to help you conquer your to do list, reach your goals, and free up more time for yourself.

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Books On Organizing & Decluttering Reviews & Recommendations

Books On Organizing
I love to read books on organizing and decluttering, and have read lots of them. Here are reviews and recommendations of some of my favorites that you should read too.

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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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The Ultimate Productivity Bundle

The Ultimate Productivity Bundle
The Ultimate Productivity Bundle has 46 resources to help you with time management, goal setting, and productivity at work and home, including printables, eBooks and eCourses, that is worth more than $1,500, but for less than $50.

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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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How To Get Rid of File Clutter

Get Rid of File Clutter
Today's mission is to get rid of file clutter from your home filing system, because you know not everything you once filed in there is actually worth keeping, right?

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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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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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5 Tips For Planning Your Summer Routine With Your Kids

Summer Routine With Your Kids
Here are 5 tips to help you make a good summer routine with your kids, so both they and you have an enjoyable summer holiday from school.

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

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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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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Stamp Out Hunger & Declutter Your Pantry Simultaneously

Stamp Out Hunger
This mission 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 Declutter & Organize Receipts

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

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

Create Personal 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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{A-Z} Home Storage Solutions & Ideas

{A-Z} Home Storage Solutions & Ideas
Here's my A to Z home storage solutions guide with lots of ideas (over 75 so far) you can use in your home starting today.

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FAQs About The Ultimate Homemaking Bundle

FAQs About The Ultimate Homemaking Bundle
Here are answers to frequently asked questions about the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle that have been asked, so you can learn more about this great deal to help you succeed at all the many aspects of homemaking.

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How To Organize Bills Once They've Been Paid

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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BillTracker App Review: For iPhone Only

BillTracker App Review
This app is a great way to see what bills are due, add recurring bills, and post payments made on your accounts.

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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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The 2019 Ultimate Homemaking Bundle: The Best One Yet!

The 2019 Ultimate Homemaking Bundle
The Ultimate Homemaking Bundle has over 104 resources to help you improve your home and life, including printables, eBooks and eCourses that are worth more than $2,200, but for over 98% off, but it's only available for a limited time.

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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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Organizing Paper With A Weekly Paperwork Session

Organizing Paper
The key to organizing paper in our home is to be consistent about dealing with the tasks the paper, and the information on that paper, presents to us. To do that you should use a weekly paperwork session. This article will explain both how, and why.

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Switch To Online Bill Payment To Reduce Bill Paper Clutter

Online Bill Payment
This mission, as part of the Declutter 365 missions, is to switch to online bill payment for your regularly reoccurring bills, so that you can reduce the amount of bill paper clutter coming into your home, and the paper organization tasks necessary related to these bills.

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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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How To Stop Junk Mail Instructions To Opt Out & Eliminate It

Stop Junk Mail
If you're wondering how to stop junk mail, here are some simple to follow instructions for many common types of this junk, so you can opt out and eliminate as much of it as possible, for free.

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How {And Why} To Use Paper Shredding Services

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

PepperPlate App For Recipes
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 & Get Rid Of Junk Mail

Declutter & Get Rid Of Junk Mail
This mission is to declutter and get rid of junk mail that you've got piled up in your home.

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How To Find The Best Paper Shredder For Your Home: Criteria To Consider

Best Paper Shredder
Not all shredders are made equally. Here are the criteria you should consider when trying to find the best paper shredder for use in your home.

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Set Up Home Paper Shredder Area For Discarded Paperwork

Home Paper Shredder Area
This mission, which is part of the Declutter 365 missions, is to create a shredding area for discarded paperwork.

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Why & How To Create A Tickler File

Create A Tickler File
Here's how to create a tickler file, and why you might want to for use in your home, including examples of how it can keep you organized and from losing vital pieces of paper you need to reference later.

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How Long Should You Keep Papers? Home Document Retention Schedule {Plus Printable Cheatsheet}

Home Document Retention Schedule
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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Create A Daily Routine For Organizing Paperwork

Daily Routine For Organizing Paperwork
Paper comes into your house daily, so here's how to create a daily routine for organizing paperwork to deal with it, so you can keep paper clutter at bay, and instead feel in control of the paper monster.

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Mail Organization Hall of Fame

Mail Organization Hall of Fame
This week's challenge was all about mail organization, and making sure that you both kept track of your incoming mail and also your outgoing mail.

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Week #17 Organized Home Challenge: Create A Home Mail Organizer Center

Home Mail Organizer Center
This week's challenge is to create a home mail organizer center, which will help you keep track of incoming and outgoing mail, plus to develop certain routines and habits to keep on track with mail organization.

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May Declutter Calendar 15 Minute Daily Missions For Month

May Declutter Calendar
Here's the May 2019 declutter calendar with a daily 15 minute decluttering and organizing mission for each day of the month.

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Tips For Getting Rid Of Filing & Paper Clutter

Filing & 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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Declutter (& Recycle) Phone Books

Declutter (& Recycle) Phone Books
Your mission is to declutter and recycle phone books. Here's how to do it, plus how to opt out of receiving more of these in the future if you don't want them.

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