Organizing The Mary Way {Terms You Need To Know}

Organize 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 is getting rid of clutter. How to Declutter: The Process is an article I’ve written that steps you through how to declutter a room. Every year I host a 91 Day Decluttering Challenge where I step readers through decluttering their homes one room at a time. This challenge has helped thousands of people get rid of the junk in their homes that is stopping them from living their best life. (The next one is coming up in January!)

The HM Session Checklist

HM Session – HM stands for Home Management. The HM Session is an appointment I hold with myself every week to get things like phone calls, bill paying, mail sorting, etc. done in fell swoop. Grouping these things saves me a lot of time the rest of the week and relieves any anxiety about important things being put off or forgotten. Read the original article Change Your Life With: Weekly H.M. Sessions for all of the details.

Super Tidy - Make Messes Go Poof

Super Tidy – The Super Tidy is a daily routine to keep our homes in order. It is a short burst of tidying-power that adds up over time to a neat and tidy home. Read Super Tidy! for all the tips to make your Super Tidy successful.

How to have a perfeclty clean house all the time or maybe not

Cleaning Routine – If I talk about your Cleaning Routine, I am talking about the routine I suggest in How To Have A Completely Clean House All The Time … or something like that. I truly believe cleaning a little every day is not only easier, but a lot less stressful. It puts a stop to the vicious cycle of doing a big cleanup only to let things build up and get so dirty/messy again that you have to do another huge cleanup. Doing a little every day keeps your home mostly clean all of the time and you never need a difficult enormous cleanup ever again.

How To Organize _hor

Organizing Steps – How to organize is the foundation of this blog. Not only do I discuss the organizing steps in How To Organize {Detailed Guide}, but those are the same steps I follow for the blog. We will start the year off in January with a Declutter Challenge and the last challenge of next year will be the Love Home Challenge, with all the other steps taken care of in between. If you are overwhelmed trying to get your home organized, follow along with us and the various challenges next year!

How To Tame The Paper Trail and Reduce Paper Clutter & Use An Inbox

Tame the Paper Trail – Paper is a big organizing hurdle for a lot of people, so I give advice on handling paper so that it doesn’t become part of the clutter. I write the best strategies for dealing with paper in Taming the Paper Trail of Clutter.

How to Kill The Laundry Monster

Kill the Laundry Monster – Laundry is one of my favorite topics to write about, not because laundry is the most exciting thing on my mind, but because I know it is a major stumbling block for so many people. If Laundry is a pet peeve of yours, you need my advice because I have so many strategies to make laundry an easy part of your routine rather than a looming scary monster! Read How to Kill the Laundry Monster for strategies and all the links to my many laundry tips.

The Kitchen - stovetop

Home Tour – Occasionally I’ll show you various spaces in my own home. You can browse all of the Home Tour blog posts HERE, including tours of my master bedroom, my kitchen, my laundry room, and more.

The Love Home Challenge - teaser

Love Home Challenge – We’ve only done this challenge once before, but a new, improved version of the challenge will be on the blog next fall. It is a challenge on the step of organizing that is the most fun for me – making our spaces look good. I want us all to fall in love with our homes again in 2016.

Summer Organizing Boot Camp 2015

Summer Organizing Challenge – This is another challenge that will come again in the new year for the second time. This is the challenge all about organizing the trouble spots in our homes and creating self-maintaining organized spaces.

Mary ORGANIZES Planner Shop

THE Planner – Good planning is the foundation of all of my tips. It is how to make sure the right things happen! In my planner shop, you can buy one of my Home Management Planners that puts all of this together for you. It contains prompts for your HM Session, your cleaning and laundry routine, and much more. In the Home Management Tab Section, there is even a household checklist that has a place to check off once you’ve decluttered a certain area. I create all of the planners in my studio inside of my home. You can shop My Planner Shop and order one for yourself!

Alright, now that you have an idea of what kinds of terms we use, pick one of these things to learn more about and get yourself a little more organized today.

Happy Organizing -Mary

Don’t forget to head to my planner shop and order your Planner! Let me help you get organized – it’s what I do best.

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