Applause (Testimonials)
    
   "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
    breakthrough."
   
            
                                                            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
    recommend!!"
                                                                       
                             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
   again. 

   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
   grateful for
 your help!!"                                                                                      
                                                                                                           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
    everything!

    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
    help anyone!"
   
                                                                               
                                     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
management and
    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."

                    Lauren Weissman Kerner, Owner - Weissman Dance Solutions


   
"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
 teaching her
    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
    timer."

                                                        

                                                         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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