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 […]


Remember the contest for Mom’s messiest room makeover? This past weekend I traveled to the winner’s home to give her garage some organizing love. I admit to feeling a little outside my comfort zone to take two flights to a place I’ve never been to organize a garage I’ve never seen with people I’ve never met. […]

How to Organize {Detailed Guide}

Learning the organizing process means taking the big overwhelming task of organizing a space and breaking it down into achievable small parts. It doesn’t matter if organizing comes naturally, you can learn the skills and practice one junk drawer at a time. 6 Steps of Organizing Step 1 – Declutter If you try to organize without […]

Want to Get Organized? –> Start Here.

Have you ever heard the idea that as you work to become better at something specific, you also become good at unrelated things as a side effect? For instance, my daughter told me last year “I’m not good at spelling. I’m good at math, but not spelling.” But just a few weeks ago she won […]

What I Do All Day

Yesterday, even though it was a holiday, I ended up spending a lot of time on my laptop “blogging”. As you probably realize, I’ve been busy orchestrating the 91 Day De-Clutter Challenge. Normally all of my blogging happens while my girls are at school or sleeping. They know I blog, because we talk about the […]

3 Steps to Organize Any Space

Organizing your space is a 3-step process. Just how simple it is depends on the size of the space, the amount of stuff you’re trying to keep, and your commitment to the process. Go ahead and give it a try! Step 1 – Purge To start, remove the excess. Narrow things down to what belongs in the space. Divide […]

How To Prepare For A Professional Organizer

So, you’ve made the wise decision to hire a professional organizer. You’ve set up your first appointment. Now what? When you hire someone to mow your lawn, do you cut the grass before they come? When you hire someone to clean your house, do you clean the toilets before they come? When you hire someone […]