"Before hiring Organizing Magic, I had not properly filed records for 3 years and even before
that, my receipts and important papers were everywhere, but not together!
Working with Jodi has helped me to focus, to set up files that are efficient and user friendly
for me. Now, the past 6 years of files are in order and the current year is set up for me to
manage! Jodi is patient, kind, keeps me on task and offers suggestions in a very
encouraging way... she learned my personality, observed my needs first-hand and tailor
made a system just for me.
Now that we have worked together, I am learning to set aside time blocks to organize... it's
a paradigm shift in action for me! Instead of being so overwhelmed that I don't know
where to start, I know exactly where everything belongs! Woohoo!!
My husband (very organized) has been really patient but I know my 'stuff' has been out of
control... he is amazed at what Jodi and I have accomplished together. When I found a
document he was looking for in 10 seconds or less, you could see him beaming from ear to
ear! Thank you, Jodi!!"
Kathy - Chesterfield
"I used to think that if I just had a container for each
project, I would be
organized. I had so many bins and
bags full of items for projects that I couldn't find
anything. I thought I was being organized, when in fact
my numerous organizing containers made things more
cluttered. Jodi taught me how to consolidate and not
overcomplicate my systems. In the process of our
working together, I was able to get rid of projects that
don't fit my life anymore, freeing up space for newer
and better ones."
Alex - Webster Groves
"My shoe collection was out of control and I didn’t even understand how bad it was. I had
shoes all over the house, so when Jodi asked me to gather them together, the shoes covered
the floor several layers deep! Jodi helped me set up an area for each type of footwear, and
each area has a capacity limit. At the end of the process, I got rid of 1/3 of my shoe
collection. I no longer have a shoe heap at the bottom of my closet that fills me with dread
whenever I walk in. Every pair of shoes has
a home; and to me, that is a real
Ann - Clayton
"Jodi helped me organize my office, including moving furniture,
reorganizing my filing system, purging a lot of unneeded items,
generally clearing my work space, and getting everything
organized so it all works better and feels better. She also gave
me some good ideas for dealing with my huge flow of email.
Jodi is very good at this, and I would recommend her service."
Brett - St. Louis
"I always thought that books were something that you collect
until you have a huge library. Then I realized that my
children were overwhelmed by too many choices and we
could never find the ones that we consider 'special gems'.
After working with Jodi to reduce the volume of books, select
the favorites and organize them into categories, reading to
my children at bedtime has become a renewed joy. They are
now able to bond with their books and create deeper and
more meaningful reading experiences."
Molly - Creve Coeur
"We had paper files in 3 or 4 different places in the
house. We thought we were somewhat organized,
but soon realized that we were not. Now we know
where to go to look for any paperwork we need
because everything is in a logical place. Jodi really
simplified our paperwork and life is much easier now!"
Linda - Richmond Heights
"Jodi just left. Wow. A LOT of organizing got done in a
few short hours (three). I am so happy I had her come
over. She helped me go through mounds of paperwork
that were overwhelming. With her help, I got through it
all. I will definitely work with her again. It is really a big
weight off to know that stuff that seems insurmountable
can get done with her help. She is really laid back
and is there to help you with what you need. Highly
Liz - St. Louis
"Jodi has been helping me to organize my office and
keep my desk clean for several years. We have a
monthly appointment to clear my desk, update my
client files and to keep me sane! I would be buried
under a mountain of paperwork if it weren't for her!
Thank you, Jodi!!!"
Dana - Earth City
"I couldn’t believe it! I’d always been a good organizer but my basement and my closets were
suddenly overwhelming and no matter how many good intentions I had I wasn’t getting the
job done. I called Jodi and we decided to start with the biggest job which was the basement
playroom. I think I literally handled thousands of tiny figures and LEGO® by the time we were
done. Jodi helped me stay on task but relaxed as we laughed, told each other stories and
listened to music.
I realized that what was holding me back wasn’t simply the enormity of the job but how
emotional it would be to touch all my children’s toys from their younger years and realize they
wouldn’t be playing with them again. Whenever Jodi saw me struggling (and often tearing up)
she gave me permission to take a pause and consider that if that small plastic shark meant that
much to me that I could absolutely keep it. It took several hours but when the job was done I
had 8 bags to donate and had reclaimed an entire room in the house for my family to utilize
We continued to other rooms in the house and by the time we were done I felt lighter and
happier. I could find all my things and I knew that the surfaces were all clean. It felt amazing
and that I had truly accomplished something important for myself and my family. None of that
would’ve been possible without Jodi’s help, professionalism and support. I know I have the
tools now to control the chaos and organize a busy full home. I can’t thank Jodi enough for the
journey we took together. She is fabulous."
Maia - Richmond Heights
"Jodi did such an amazing job helping my teenage daughter
organize her room, closet, and bathroom. I would
absolutely use her again and I highly recommend her. She
taught my daughter organizing techniques and helped her
get excited about having a clean room. Thanks Jodi!!!"
Sharon - Chesterfield
"Thanks, Jodi! I feel more like working in the office
now - I see things I like and want to do, instead of the
things I hated that made me feel stressed. I'm so
Patty - University City
"Before hiring Organizing Magic, I was unsure of how to
get started! Paperwork was my biggest obstacle. Jodi
shared some tips and tools that have been very
helpful. Working with Jodi has helped me to develop a
plan of action and get the ball rolling! Now that we
have worked together, I have been motivated and
continue to work on purging and organizing my home."
Carmen - Crystal Lake Park
"Jodi is absolutely amazing! I have tried to organize this
office since we moved into our house 14 years ago, without
success. It was such an overwhelming job, that I stopped
before I finished. Jodi is responsible for keeping me on
track and helping me decide what systems will work best
for my family. Now, instead of being anxious when I walk
into the office, I have a sense of calm. I know that I can
keep on track with the systems we set up."
Natalie - Chesterfield
"Thanks so much for staying in touch
and checking in. It makes me think
about organizing a lot more often
than I used to which I think helps get
me motivated a tiny bit more
frequently. You're the best!"
Beth - St. Louis
"Hello! This is AJ and everything has gone well,
I have not lost anything, I am doing all of the
things I should be doing. Honestly this is the
most organized I've been in my high school
career. And the techniques you taught me are
really useful. Thanks a lot
for your help!"
Text message from a high school student, St. Louis
"My son started Middle School and was having such a hard time
organizing his binder and locker. Before Jodi worked with my son, he
had broken 2 binders. He tried to keep all his school supplies in them
and they fell apart! Jodi helped him organize his school supplies. She
created specific labeled folders for the homework and handouts for
each of his subjects. She also worked with him on what to keep in his
binder and what to leave in his locker. I am so grateful to Jodi for
helping him become more organized. He is off to a great start at
Middle School! Thanks Jodi!"
Libby - Creve Coeur
"We recently moved into a new house and had an issue with putting systems in place that
allowed us to live our best life. Whenever we walked into the kitchen, we were
overwhelmed with the amount of stuff on our counters. We had duplicates of things; we
couldn't see anything; it was a mess!
Working with Jodi helped me find better placement for the items that we use every day vs.
the things we use a few times a year. The space planning allowed us to take our tiny
kitchen with little cabinet space and make it feel so much larger while finding a home for
Now I can look in my kitchen and see clean countertops, and feel a sense of peace. When
I open my cabinets, I see all of our food goods stored in easy-to-reach and organized
ways. It's been life-changing!"
Nancy - Olivette
"Working with Jodi has helped me to think about organizing my
home from a 'Top Down' perspective, especially with paperwork
piling up! 'Hot - Warm - Cold' sorting of mail and documents and shredding junk mail as soon as it comes in has literally changed
my life!! I've gone from dreading opening the mailbox to actually
looking forward to a kind of soul cleansing 'Recycling Session'
almost every evening - her idea! I highly recommend Jodi's
service. If she can help a total procrastinator like me, she can
Mike - St. Louis
"In preparation for an office renovation and expansion, I hired Jodi for a series of presentations
and organizing sessions with various departments in our company. Jodi and I discussed the
challenges my employees were having in terms of space planning, paper
time management. On three separate occasions, I brought Jodi in to speak to a specific
department, with a presentation that addressed their unique issues. A few days after each
presentation, Jodi came in for 3 hours to meet with individuals or teams to answer organizing
questions and offer suggestions on improving efficiency and productivity. We found that
employees learned how to be more efficient at home and at the office."
"Just wanted to send a note and tell you that you inspired me. My home was already well
organized. But last weekend I did my final sweep. My basement and every closet and drawer
has been organized. The only thing left is probably to get rid of some clothing. I have a
pretty large unfinished basement, but just a small area dedicated to storage. Everything is in
plastic bins so I can see inside. Last weekend I finally went through paper and got three large
boxes ready to go the shredder. I reorganized the bins and now I even have a pile of empty
bins. But finally I feel really organized, so much so that there is nothing left to do (except of
course get rid of some more clothes). But each season I will take more to the Goodwill. And
every time I try something on if it doesn't fit or I don't think I will wear it again I put it in the
Goodwill bag, not back in the closet. So thank you for your posts, and the inspiration."
Valerie - St. Louis
"Jodi, helping my daughter with her room - and
strategies she can use for anything - is such a blessing.
She'd built a sort of nest to run to when things got hard, but
the clutter became very stressful for her. Yay for
organization! Yay for FLOOR!"
"I woke up and I was really happy! I was like, oh yeah!!!
My room's not a mess anymore!!"
Laura (and her teenage daughter) - University City
"I just wanted to say thank you for all the help
you've given me. It's been a while since our
last session, but all your little mantras, and
just your general approach to organizing, it's
always hanging in the back of my mind. You
really have made a lasting difference in my
life, even in the small amount of time we
actually spent together."
Beth - St. Louis
"Before hiring Jodi, paperwork had overtaken the floor and surface areas of my home office.
After spending one session working on it together, I was able to use the tools and tips Jodi
suggested and get all of my paperwork organized and put away! My anxiety about having a
messy office is gone. I really appreciate Jodi's help and encouragement. She inspired me,
and I can't stop telling people about her!"
Donna - Chesterfield
"Jodi is great at offering
quick strategies for when
she's not there to keep you
on track, like the 10-minute
Mary - Des Peres
"Before hiring Organizing Magic, I had absolutely no organization skills whatsoever. My brain
was unable to sort through chaos so I would just shut the door and let it compile. Working
with Jodi helped me because I had someone there to keep me focused on the task at hand.
She helped me feel okay with getting rid of things. After working together I have much
better organization skills. She taught me how to see through the clutter. I feel much more
confident to tackle big projects on my own now! Keeping my house organized saves me
money. I can keep track of what I have and not buy multiples."
Katie - O'Fallon
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