How To Clean the Return Air Grill

A question people asked a lot last year during Spring Cleaning when they saw the checklist: what is the Return Air Grill? So let’s start by answering that. If you have heating and air conditioning, air is sucked INTO some vents and OUT of some vents. Most of the vents around the house are just […]

DIY Carpet Cleaning

Your carpets are disgusting. They just are, because people live in your house. I’m not talking about spills and stains, which may be part of your problem. I’m talking about gross disgusting dust, because despite what you may think: dust is not just on your furniture and baseboards.  There is Dust on Your Floor! Dust contains:  […]

6 Daily Habits to Keep A Clean Home

I have 6 Daily Habits that will Keep Your Home Clean. The good thing about this list is that these aren’t hard or time consuming. I have a lot of other things I want to do with my time besides clean – how about you? These habits will make the biggest difference in making your home feel […]

Organizing The Mary Way {Terms You Need To Know}

Welcome to the Mary ORGANIZES blog! I am so happy that you are reading this right now. If you’re new to the Mary ORGANIZES blog, there are some terms I use a lot that you need to know. Declutter – We talk about decluttering a lot, because it is the most important step of organizing. Decluttering […]

DIY Foaming Hand Wash Recipe

I prefer foaming hand wash for any soap dispensers in my home that might be used by my kids, though if I’m being honest, I like to use it too. I’ve watched my children put soap on their hands many times. It goes something like this: They pump a dollop of soap onto their hands and […]

Dusting & Decluttering

There is no doubt that dusting and decluttering go hand in hand. In my business as a professional organizer, I deal with a lot of dust! When you are decluttering/organizing backs of closets and rooms that don’t get a lot of attention, there is going to be a lot of dust. I am very allergic […]

How To Declutter: The Process

When you’re going into a space for the purpose of decluttering, there is a system that makes it easier. Here’s my system: Step #1: Gather supplies You’ll need the following bins, boxes, baskets, or bags. Box #1 – The Donate Box: This box, bin, basket, or bag is for all of the items that you […]