I used to think of mole as similar to the term dozen.

For example:

If you had a bowl with two apples in it apple

_{2} and you had 1 dozen bowls you would have 24 apples, right?

1 dozen (12) apple

_{2} = 24 apples

1 mole (6.02 x 10

^{23}) Cl

_{2} = 12.04 x 10

^{23} Cl atoms

hmmm, now that I write this I am not sure if anyone will understand, let me know if this is a good analogy or not