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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.

Printable Pantry List: Use It To Create An Inventory & Stay Organized

Printable Pantry List
Below is a free printable pantry list to help you keep an inventory of what food you've got in stock. Using it will help you get organized, plan meals and use and eat what you've already got in your home.

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Printable Pantry Food Storage Chart: Shelf Life Of Food

Printable Pantry Food Storage Chart
Here's a pantry food storage chart listing the shelf life of common food items kept in your pantry or cupboard, to make sure you're eating your food in the time period you should.

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How To Declutter Pantry & Food Cupboards

How To Declutter Pantry & Food Cupboards
This mission is to declutter your pantry shelves, or if you don't have a pantry, to declutter your food cupboards or whatever other shelf stable food storage areas you've got in your home.

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Fresh Vegetable Storage Tips For Your Refrigerator & Counter {Includes Free Printable Chart}

Fresh Vegetable Storage Tips
Here are tips for fresh vegetable storage on your counter, and in the refrigerator, to keep them fresh and tasting good.

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February Declutter Calendar 15 Minute Daily Missions For Month

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

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Bakeware Organizer & Storage Ideas

Bakeware Organizer & Storage Ideas
Here are several real life bakeware organizer and storage ideas you can use in your kitchen to organize baking sheets, muffin tins, and baking dishes in your kitchen.

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How Long Do Spices Last? When You Should Declutter Them

How Long Do Spices Last
When decluttering spices you may wonder, "how long do spices last?" Here's practical tips and information to know what to keep and what to toss.

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Fresh Fruit Storage Tips For Your Refrigerator & Counter {Includes Free Printable Chart}

Fresh Fruit Storage Tips
Here are tips for fresh fruit storage on your counter, and in the refrigerator, to keep it fresh and tasting good.

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Canned Food Shelf Life, Safety & Storage Tips

Canned Food Shelf Life, Safety & Storage Tips
We all have some cans of food in our pantry or refrigerator. Make sure you know these canned food shelf life, safety and storage tips so you always have quality food to serve your family.

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Organizing Pots & Pans: Hall Of Fame

Organizing Pots & Pans
I've collected lots of ideas and pictures showing how readers went about organizing pots and pans, as well as the lids, in their kitchen to give you ideas for your own kitchen.

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How To Declutter Bakeware

How To Declutter Bakeware
This decluttering mission is to declutter bakeware, including baking dishes and sheets.

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Eat From The Pantry & Freezer Challenge

Eat From The Pantry & Freezer Challenge
Let's take the next two weeks to do an Eat From The Pantry & Freezer Challenge, where you try to empty some of your shelves, eliminate food waste and save money on groceries.

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Week #3 Organized Home Challenge Organize Pantry, Spices & Food

Organize Pantry, Spices & Food
This week's challenge is to organize pantry, spices, and other food storage areas so you can easily find what you need, and keep things fresh and safe from pests.

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Under Kitchen Sink Cabinet Organization Hall Of Fame

Under Kitchen Sink Cabinet Organization
The area under your kitchen sink cabinet can be a vast wasteland of cleaning products, supplies, and other stuff (like the picture above), or it can be organized and uncluttered

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How To Declutter Your Home

How To Declutter Your Home
Here's a simple formula for how to declutter your home that anyone can use to find success. If properly applied, with enough time and determination, you too can unclutter your home, and keep it that way.

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How To Declutter Pots & Pans

How To Declutter Pots & Pans
This mission is to declutter your pots and pans, and other cookware to keep only the best, and to ditch the rest.

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Declutter Under Kitchen Sink

Declutter Under Kitchen Sink
This mission is to declutter under your kitchen sink cabinet.

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Declutter Potholders & Oven Mitts

Declutter Potholders & Oven Mitts
This your decluttering mission is to declutter potholders and oven mitts.

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Declutter Food Storage Containers

Ideas To Organize Junk Drawer
This decluttering mission is to declutter excess food storage containers.

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Ideas To Organize Junk Drawer: Hall Of Fame

Ideas To Organize Junk Drawer
I've gathered lots of ideas for how to organize your junk drawer, whether it be in your kitchen (one of the most common locations) or elsewhere in your home.

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Aluminum Foil, Plastic Bags & Kitchen Wrap Storage & Organization Ideas

Aluminum Foil, Plastic Bags & Kitchen Wrap Storage & Organization Ideas
If you do any cooking at all you've got aluminum foil, plastic bags, and kitchen wrap. A common question I've been asked is how to store and organize these items.

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Utensil Crock Ideas: For Convenience & Saving Drawer Space

Utensil Crock Ideas
Many people use a kitchen utensil crock or holder to store and organize their cooking utensils directly on their kitchen counters, instead of holding them elsewhere.

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How To Declutter Your Junk Drawer

How To Declutter Your Junk Drawer
This mission is to declutter your junk drawer. Many people have this drawer in their kitchen, but tackle yours wherever it may be in your home.

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Declutter & Organize Silverware Drawer Hall Of Fame

Declutter & Organize Silverware Drawer
You most likely open and close your silverware drawer at least a couple times a day, and in most homes it is one of the most used storage areas in the kitchen.

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How To Declutter Utensils, Knives, Measuring Spoons & Cups

How To Declutter Utensils
This mission is to declutter utensils, knives, measuring spoons, cup, and gadgets from your kitchen.

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Get The Conquer Your Clutter Bundle And Organize & Declutter Your Home & Life

Get The Conquer Your Clutter Bundle
The Conquer Your Clutter bundle is a collection of 31 resources that can help you both declutter and organize your home and life.

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Week #2 Organized Home Challenge Kitchen Drawers & Kitchen Cabinet Organization

Kitchen Drawers & Kitchen Cabinet Organization
This week's challenge is all about kitchen drawer and kitchen cabinet organization, where you will both declutter and organize things in a way where you can easily access what you need, when and where you need it.

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How To Fold Kitchen Towels: Best Way For Organization & Storage

How To Fold Kitchen Towels
Here's a simple tip for how to fold kitchen towels and dish cloths to make it easy to keep these items organized and neatly stored, either in a drawer, cabinet, or even on your kitchen counter.

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Declutter Broken Objects & Create Area For Objects To Be Mended

Declutter Broken Objects
This mission is to declutter broken objects throughout your house.

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Declutter Kitchen Towels & Dish Cloths

Declutter Kitchen Towels & Dish Cloths
This decluttering mission is to declutter your kitchen towels and dish cloths, and also decorative tea towels, and even kitchen rags.

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How To Declutter Your Kitchen Island

How To 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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Declutter Kitchen Table

Declutter Kitchen Table
One of the early decluttering missions of each year is to declutter your kitchen table, and then get in the habit of keeping it that way.

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Essential Gadgets & Small Kitchen Appliances List

Essential Gadgets & Small Kitchen Appliance
Here's my essential gadgets and small kitchen appliances list. Do you agree or disagree with what I consider essential?

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Declutter Small Appliances

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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Kitchen Sink Organization Ideas: Hall Of Fame

Kitchen Sink Organization Ideas
Here are several kitchen sink organization ideas used by readers who've done the kitchen organization challenge.

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

Kitchen Organization
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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Set Up A Clutter Donation Box: First Step In Getting Your Home Decluttered

Set Up A Clutter Donation Box
The first decluttering mission of the New Year is to set up a clutter donation box, or collection station in your home to place anything you decide you want to declutter that is not trash.

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Simple Trick To Identify Closet Wardrobe Clutter: Backward Hangers

Simple Trick To Identify Closet Wardrobe Clutter: Backward Hangers
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 My Home
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.

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Printable Christmas Storage Inventory Form

Printable Christmas Storage Inventory Form
Here's a printable Christmas storage inventory form you can use to help you keep track of where you store your decorations, plus tips for how to use the form most effectively in your home.

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What To Do With Used Christmas Cards

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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Family Calendars

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
This week's challenge is to keep and actually get in the habit of using, on a daily basis, such a calendar.

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Set Up & Put Away Christmas Presents

Set Up & Put Away Christmas Presents
This bonus 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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Declutter Your Christmas Mess Of Ripped Wrapping Paper

Declutter Your Christmas Mess
This decluttering mission, for Christmas Day, is to get rid of your Christmas mess of ripped wrapping paper after you and your family have opened gifts.

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January Declutter Calendar 15 Minute Daily Missions For Month

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

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Pet Organization Ideas & Tips

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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