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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 Delete Facebook Apps With Access To Your Facebook Account Data

How To Delete Facebook Apps
To protect your online privacy make sure that you delete Facebook apps with access to your Facebook account data if you don't want them to have it. Here's how to do it.

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How To Delete Apps & Digital Clutter From Smart Phones, Tablets & Computer

How To Delete Apps
Here is how to delete apps and other types of digital clutter from your smart phones, tablets and computers to keep them functional and useful for you. The article contains a list of many types of digital clutter to remove.

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How To Organize Computer Files On Your Home Computer

Organize Computer
Here is how to organize computer files on your home computer in an easy to set up and use system that allows you to find the documents, photos and other files you wish to locate quickly and easily as needed.

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Organizing Email By Using Folders: List Of Folders To Create

Organizing Email
Here are tips for organizing email by using folders, plus a list of folders to create for your personal email inbox.

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Stop Unwanted Emails By Unsubscribing

Stop Unwanted Emails
For this declutter mission we're going to stop unwanted emails from coming into our inbox by unsubscribing from them.

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Get Rid Of Email Clutter In Your Inbox

Email Clutter
This mission is to get rid of email clutter in your inbox, so you control your email and not the other way around!

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Free Printable Home Office Supplies List

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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Organizing Your Home Office Hall of Fame

Organizing Your Home
Here are pictures from readers who've taken the organizing your home office challenge, sharing their results and giving realistic ideas and inspiration for us all.

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Week #24 Organized Home Challenge: Manage & Organize Email & Other Digital Information

Organize Emai
In this challenge we're tackling our digital inbox so we can manage and organize email and other digital information.

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Cable & Cord Storage Ideas & Organization Tips

Cable & Cord Storage
Lots of cord storage ideas and cable organization ideas that you can use to label and find the electronics cords and cables you need, when you need them, and not have mystery cords laying around your home.

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How To Get Rid Of Charger, Cable & Cord Clutter

Get Rid Of 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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Electronics Disposal Guide

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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How To Clean Your Desk Clutter

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 Home Office Supplies

Declutter Home Office Supplies
This mission is to declutter home office supplies. This is all the stuff like paper clips, rubber bands, clips, post it notes, staples, notepads, and computer supplies like printer cartridges, etc.

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Declutter Pens And Pencils

Home Office Organization
This mission is simple, and that's to declutter pens and pencils keeping only those you actually need, and that work.

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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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15 Steps To Get Your Home Ready When Preparing For A Trip

Preparing For A Trip
Here are 15 steps you need to take in and around your home when preparing for a trip, to ensure safety, comfort and less stress when you return from your travels.

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How To Declutter & Clear Off A Flat Surface

Declutter & Clear Off A Flat Surface
Here's how to declutter and clear off a flat surface in your home that seems like a clutter magnet, and then 3 ways to keep it that way from now on.

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How To Organize Warranties & Manuals

Organize Warranties
This mission is to organize warranties and user manuals that you've got in your home, so when you have a question about how a piece of equipment works, or need to diagnose an issue with an appliance, or something breaks down and needs to be fixed by the manufacturer you can find the right documents and information.

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5 Tips For Time Management For Parents

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 Manuals And Warranties

Declutter Manuals
This mission is to declutter user and owner's manuals that you don't need anymore, as well as warranty documents that have expired and are no longer needed.

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Password Organizer Ideas: Paper & Electronic

Password Organizer Ideas
Here are lots of password organizer ideas, using real life examples, that you can use, both paper and electronic, to keep track of these vital pieces of information so you (or a loved one if you're unavailable) can access your online accounts and websites if needed.

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Printable Password Organizer Form

Printable Password Organizer Form
Use this free printable password organizer form to keep track of the passwords and usernames for websites and other business accounts, so you can remember how to access your information when needed.

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Week #22 Organized Home Challenge: Organize Passwords, Warranties & Manuals

Organize Passwords
In this week's challenge we're going to organize passwords for websites and businesses we've joined, along with organizing warranties and manuals for items in your home, so you can access all this vital information when needed.

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How To Declutter Memorabilia & Keepsakes

Declutter Memorabilia
This mission is to declutter memorabilia and keepsakes from your home, but don't panic when you read this, I don't think you should get rid of all of these things.

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Declutter & Stop Catalogs

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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7 Uses For Newspapers Around Your Home

Uses For Newspapers
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

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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5 Tips For Planning Your Summer Routine With Your Kids

Summer Routine
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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Top 7 Places To Donate Magazines

Donate Magazines
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

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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June Declutter Calendar 15 Minute Daily Missions For Month

June Declutter Calendar
Here's the June 2018 declutter calendar with a daily 15 minute decluttering and organizing mission for each day of the month.

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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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How {And Why} To Use Paper Shredding Services When Decluttering Lots Of 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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Create A File Index And Never Make Duplicate Files Again

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

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

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

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

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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Organizing Bills Ideas & Solutions

Organizing Bills
Here's a couple of ideas from readers for organizing bills during all steps of the process from collecting them before payment to filing them after payment.

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How To Get Rid of File Clutter

File Clutter
This 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

Organize Files
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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Decluttering & Shredding Paper Piles

Shredding Paper Piles
Your mission is decluttering and shredding paper piles, 15 minutes at a time! Here's tips to help you take on your paper monster and defeat it.

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

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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GoodBudget App Review

GoodBudget App Review
Here are a couple of reviews of the free GoodBudget app, formerly known as EEBA, that uses the concept of the envelope method for budgeting.

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Keep Tax Records In One Filing Location

Keep Tax Records In One Filing
Here's how to organize old tax returns in your home filing system, plus guidance on how long to keep tax records before you can declutter them from your files.

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Command Center & Home Message Board

Command Center
Here are real life examples of a home message board and command centers showing how readers share and keep track of messages and paperwork they need to tell to each other or reference.

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