Frequently Asked Questions
What types of organizing do you do?
We prefer to work in the living spaces of a home - the places that have the most daily activity.
The Top 5 organizing projects most requested by our clients are:
Paperwork (bills, random piles stashed in bags and boxes, scheduling, creating filing systems)
Kitchens (cabinets, drawers, pantries, command centers)
Closets (master, linen, bathroom, child's, entryway, storage)
Toys (board and video games, dolls, stuffed animals, art supplies, books, cars, trains, Legos, trophies)
Home Offices (creating and/or maintaining separate work spaces in the home)
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What is your service area?
Organizing Magic primarily sees clients in the Mid County and West County areas of St. Louis, Missouri, as well as portions of St. Charles County, Missouri:
Ballwin, Brentwood, Bridgeton, Chesterfield, Clayton, Crestwood, Creve Coeur, Des Peres, Ellisville, Fenton, Florissant, Frontenac, Kirkwood, Ladue, Maplewood, Maryland Heights, O'Fallon, Olivette, Richmond Heights, Rock Hill, St. Ann, St. Charles,
St. Louis City, St. Peters, Shrewsbury, Town and Country, University City, Webster Groves, Wildwood
What's it like to work with you?
One way to explain it is by sharing a blog post I wrote on the top 5 things clients say while we organize:
5) "What the heck is this?" - I hear this all the time. When digging into those paper piles, or reaching far back in those
closets and drawers, we find all kinds of forgotten items. This often leads to...
4) "That's where this is!" - I love it when a client rediscovers a buried treasure, like a special photo, book, or note. But more
often, I hear...
3) "Why did I ever keep this?" - Sometimes, we need to hold onto items for a while before we are willing to part with them.
Working with a professional organizer provides a sounding board to think a bit more deeply about what items are meaningful and should be kept, and what can go without guilt.
2) "Holy cow - MONEY!" - Sometimes it's loose change, sometimes a bill or two tucked into a pocket. Often it's a forgotten
gift card. Every once in a while, it's a large uncashed check. Almost every client I have worked with finds money at some point in our time together. That's always fun!
1) "I wish I hadn't waited so long!" - Getting organized is very rewarding (not just because of the found money). It brings
clarity, a sense of calm, and decreases stress levels. Not to mention a more efficient and inviting space that is so much
nicer to come home to!
How much do I need to clean up before you come to my house?
Actually, we prefer that you leave things exactly as they are right now. In order to get a true sense of how your spaces are functioning each day, we need to see your house the way you see it and live in it on a daily basis.
Are you going to make me throw everything out?
Of course not! We organize your area together, and although we provide feedback and suggestions, decisions on what to keep, what to donate, and what to discard are entirely up to you. Remember - YOU are the one who lives in your space - so the space needs to work for YOU!
What makes a good match?
Lots of things - including:
Where you live
What areas in the home you need help organizing
Days and times you are available to work with a professional organizer
How long will it take for me to get organized?
Every person and situation is unique. It depends on a lot of factors, including:
How quickly you are able to make decisions
How much work you get done between sessions
How large the area to be organized is, and
How much clutter is currently in the space.
Having a professional to work with you side-by-side definitely takes less time than trying to go it alone!
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If you have more questions about our services, send us an e-mail.