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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.

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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5 Morning Habits That Make The Day Run Smoother

5 Morning Habits That Make The Day Run Smoother
Mornings can be crazy, but adopting these 5 habits can make your morning run smoother and get you and your family out the door without as much stress and feeling less rushed and hectic.

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7 Things To Do Tonight When Preparing For Tomorrow

Things To Do Tonight When Preparing For Tomorrow
Do these 7 things each night when preparing for tomorrow, and the next morning will be less hectic, and your day will run smoother.

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Defining "Decluttering Progress" And How To Avoid The Shuffling Around Clutter Trap

Decluttering Progress
Use this definition of decluttering progress to make sure you continue to head to your ultimate goal, a clutter free house, and avoid the trap of shuffling around your clutter.

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How To Get Rid Of Baby Clutter

How To Get Rid Of Baby Clutter
This mission is to get rid of baby clutter from your home, of all varieties. Depending on how much baby and toddler stuff you've got this might take you just a few minutes or instead it may take quite a while. Either way break it down to work on it 15 minutes at a time, so the task doesn't get overwhelming.

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Printable Clothing Inventory Form

Printable Clothing Inventory Form
Use this free printable clothing inventory form (scroll down for it) to remember what clothes you've got in storage for next season, or outgrown kids' clothing.

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Hand Me Down Kids Clothes Storage Ideas & Organizing Tips

Hand Me Down Kids Clothes Storage
Here are kids clothes storage ideas and organizing tips, to make sure the clothing saved to pass down from one child to the next will actually be used as planned, and easy to find it when you need it next.

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Kids Bedroom Ideas For Storage & Organizing: Hall Of Fame

Kids Bedroom Ideas For Storage
Here is the kids bedroom ideas hall of fame, where readers have shared photos of how they've organized and added storage solutions to their children's rooms.

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5 Characteristics Of Organized People

5 Characteristics Of Organized People
Here are 5 characteristics of organized people, all of which are learnable skills which you can acquire, so you can be organized too.

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How To Get Rid Of Kids Bedroom Clutter

How To Be A Clutter Buster
The next several missions, in the Declutter 365 missions, is to get rid of kids bedroom clutter, and to do it without getting overwhelmed or making a bigger mess in the process. This article explains how to do this.

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Printable Errands & Shopping List Template

Here's a free printable errands and shopping list template you can use to keep track of what you've got to do on errands and shopping day each week.

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Spice Drawer Organization & Storage Ideas

Spice Drawer Organization
Here are quite a few practical spice drawer organization and storage ideas you can use in your kitchen.

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Decluttering Your Home {Series} Finding Your Path To Peace

Decluttering Your Home
Here are tips for decluttering your home so you can find your path to peace in your life and your home.

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How To Declutter Cookbooks

How To Declutter Cookbooks
This mission is to declutter cookbooks and cooking magazines.

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How To Declutter Your Kitchen Island

Declutter Your Kitchen Island
This mission is to declutter your kitchen island, and/or to again revisit your kitchen countertops to make sure they are staying clutter free.

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Suggested Recipe Categories For Organizing Recipe Binders & Boxes

Suggested Recipe Categories
To keep either your recipe binders or boxes organized you'll need to sort by recipe categories, and that's what we're doing in this Declutter 365 mission.

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How To Declutter Small Appliances

How To Declutter Small Appliances
This mission is to declutter small appliances that you use in the kitchen.

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Declutter Kitchen Counters

Declutter Kitchen Counters
This decluttering mission is simple, declutter your kitchen counters.

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How To Get Organized: Printables & Checklists To Help You Get Started

How To Get Organized
There's a good way to figure out how to get organized -- use printables and checklists to keep you on track.

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How To Declutter Your Kitchen Sink Area

Declutter Your Kitchen Sink Area
This mission is to declutter your kitchen sink area, such as around the counter surrounding the sink and in the sink itself.

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Top 10 Types Of Items You Can Declutter Fast

Declutter Fast
If you need to declutter fast here is a list of the top 10 types of no brainer items you should make sure leave your home as soon as possible.

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Top 10 Decluttering Supplies {Includes Printable List}

Top 10 Decluttering Supplies
Here is a list of the top 10 decluttering supplies you may need when clearing clutter from your home, using the Declutter 365 system, including a free printable list.

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Simple Trick To Identify Closet Wardrobe Clutter: Backward Hangers

Simple Trick To Identify Closet Wardrobe Clutter
Here's a simple trick to help you identify closet wardrobe clutter, so that it's easier to decide what to keep and what to save when decluttering the hanging clothes in your closet.

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Why Do I Want To Declutter My Home? Printable Reminder For When The Going Gets Tough

Why Do I Want To Declutter
When you start the Declutter 365 missions you're excited, and ready to get everything decluttered. But as time goes on, and the days pass, the going can get tough, and you might lose motivation.Fill out this printable now, while you're excited and determined, to use to remind yourself of why you decided to start decluttering in the first place, and then review it on those tough days to keep yourself moving forward to accomplish your goals.

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Week #1 Organized Home Challenge Kitchen Organization: Countertops & Sink

Kitchen Organization: Countertops & Sink
This week's challenge is all about kitchen organization, both overall and with specific emphasis on keeping your countertops and sink clear and clean.

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Week #1 Organized Home Challenge Kitchen Organization: Countertops & Sink

Kitchen Organization: Countertops & Sink
This week's challenge is all about kitchen organization, both overall and with specific emphasis on keeping your countertops and sink clear and clean.

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January Declutter Calendar

January Declutter Calendar
Here's the January 2022 Declutter 365 calendar with a daily 15 minute decluttering and organizing mission for each day of the month.

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How To Declutter Luggage, Suitcases & Bags

Declutter Luggage
This mission is to declutter luggage, suitcases and bags, such as duffels, backpacks, and garment bags from your home.

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Declutter Musical Instruments

Declutter Musical Instruments
This mission is to declutter musical instruments.

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Gift Wrap Organization & Storage Ideas

Gift Wrap Organization & Storage Ideas
Gift wrap organization was the topic of a recent Organized Home Challenge here on the site, and I asked readers to share how they've organized this area of their home.

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Family Calendars: Examples From Readers To Get Your Inspired

Family Calendars
Family calendars are the focus of week #52 of the Organized Home Challenge, and as usual I asked for those who completed the challenge to show how they use or organize their family's organizing system.

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Week #52 Organized Home Challenge Keep A Family Calendar

Keep A Family Calendar
A family calendar is the best way to coordinate all the comings and goings of every single member of your family, and to make sure you aren't, as a whole, spread too thin, and get enough family together time.

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Week #51 Organized Home Challenge Organize Pet Supplies

Organize Pet Supplies
In this week's challenge we'll organize pet supplies, including pet food, treats, toys, paperwork and information and more.

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What To Do With Used Christmas Cards: Declutter, Upcycle, Donate?

What To Do With Used Christmas Cards
Here's suggestions for what to do with used Christmas cards so they don't just become clutter in your home.

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Set Up & Put Away Christmas Presents {Simple Mission For Clutter Free Home}

Put Away Christmas Presents
This mission is to set up and put away your Christmas presents soon after receiving them, to cut down on clutter in your home.

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Artificial Christmas Tree Storage Solutions For Your Home

Artificial Christmas Tree Storage
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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Wreath Storage Solutions For Christmas Or Any Time Of Year

Gift Wrap Organization & Storage Ideas
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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Pet Organization Ideas & Tips {Hall of Fame}

Pet Organization Ideas & Tips
Here is a round up of tips and ideas for pet organization, submitted by readers who've been working on the Organize Pet Supplies Challenge here on the site, as part of the 52 Week Organized Home Challenge.

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How To Declutter Pet Supplies & Toys

How To Declutter Pet Supplies & Toys
This mission is to declutter pet supplies and pet toys from your home.

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Get A 2022 Membership For Group Coaching With Taylor In Declutter 365 Premium

Declutter 365 Premium
Here's how to get a membership to the Declutter 365 Premium Facebook group for 2022, to get group coaching, encouragement and accountability with Taylor, to declutter, organize and maintain your home.

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Free Printable Winter Decluttering Checklist

Free Printable Winter Decluttering Checklist
Here is a free printable winter decluttering checklist that you can use to get rid of clutter around your home when cold weather begins.

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Declutter 365 Planner Stickers

Declutter 365 Planner Stickers
Use the Declutter 365 planner stickers to remember, each day, exactly what you're going to declutter for the day right inside your own planner or to do list.

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Get The Declutter 365 Missions Sent As Daily Text Messages In 2022

Declutter 365 Texts
Don't ever forget the daily Declutter 365 mission again. Instead, sign up for these missions to be sent as text message reminders directly to your phone each day, from now through the end of 2022.

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Printable Home Inventory Forms

Printable Home Inventory Forms
Here are free printable home inventory forms to help you create your personal home inventory.

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Free Printable 2022 Declutter 365 Calendar 15 Minute Daily Missions For Year

Free Printable 2022 Declutter 365 Calendar
Here is the free 2022 Declutter 365 calendar, which contains 12 months worth of 15 minute daily missions that you can use to get rid of the clutter throughout your whole home over the course of this year!

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Holiday Decoration Storage Ideas: Hall Of Fame

Holiday Decoration Storage Ideas
I've collected ideas for holiday decoration storage from readers who've sent in photos of what they do.

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