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, cars, trains, Legos, trophies)
     Home Offices (creating and/or maintaining separate work spaces in the home)

   Click here to see more examples of what we do.


   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:

   Afton, Ballwin, Brentwood, Bridgeton, Chesterfield, Clayton, Crestwood, Creve Coeur, Des Peres,
   Earth City, Ellisville, Fenton, Florissant, Frontenac, Kirkwood, Ladue, Maplewood, Maryland Heights,
   O'Fallon, Olivette, Overland, Richmond Heights, Rock Hill, St. Ann, St. Charles,
 St. Louis City,
   St. Peters, Shrewsbury, Sunset Hills, Town and Country, University City, Warson Woods, 
   Webster Groves, Weldon Springs, Wildwood
 
   If you live outside our service area, we offer virtual organizing services. 

   You can also sign up for our e-newslettter at the bottom of this page, or visit The Magic Shop.


   What's it like to work with you?

   One way to explain it is by sharing the top 5 things clients say to me 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!       
 

   Looking for Do-it-Yourself organizing assistance?  Check out these links!


   The Magic Shop (organizing e-booklets written by Jodi Granok)


   Organizing Products We Like                                               Our e-Newsletter

 
   Recommended Reading                                          Media Requests

 
   If you are a fellow Professional Organizer - click here to learn about our PO resources!


   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!



   How do we get started?


   Visit our Contact Us page.

   Fill out the form and we respond within 1 business day.
   Be sure to include a phone number and the best time to reach you for a FREE phone consultation.
   During the call, we talk about your situation and see if our working together would be a good fit.
   If we are a good match, we set up our first appointment.  If not, we are happy to refer you to              another local organizer who may  be a better match.
 

   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 takes less time than trying to go it alone!

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Frequently Asked Questions

    How can I help others get organized?

   Referral program

   When you refer a new client to us, that client receives $50 off of the initial appointment.
   You also receive $50 off of your next scheduled appointment, as our thanks.

   This is the one form of magic that shouldn't be kept secret:

   Tell your friends and family members about the benefits you received from Organizing Magic!

   
   What are the benefits of working with Organizing Magic?

   Here are the top 5 benefits clients have offered up during our time together:
 
   5) "I thought about having a friend/family member help me, but this is way better because you 
          don't  have any connection to my stuff."
          One of the benefits of working with us is that we don't have any pre-existing bias towards belongings.  There are no
           attachments or memories, so we can look at each item objectively and provide a neutral sounding board for you to process
           whether it stays or goes.
 
   4) "You are so non-judgemental, which makes it easy to work with you."
          The areas in your home or office that we work on is up to you.  What you choose to keep and what you choose to let go of
          is up to you.  How we organize, arrange, and display your items is up to you.  The most important rule of getting organized
          is that it needs to make sense to YOU, and work for YOU. 
 
   3) "I'm sure glad you came today.  I feel so relieved whenever you come over because I know I've             gotten a lot done."
          When you make the commitment for us to work together, we accomplish a great deal  in a short amount of time.                            Getting organized may not be your favorite activity at first, but we love doing it and will help you see how much fun and
          freeing it can be!

   2) "I could have done all the things we did today on my own, but it would have taken me six months,          not three hours!"
          This comes up with many of our clients, especially those who have ADD/ADHD.   Hiring a professional organizer
          allows you to work within a dedicated block of time, with gentle guidance to remain focused and stay on task.
     
   1) "You taught me so well, I don't need your help anymore!  I just ask myself what you would say or           do, and then I do it myself!" 
          The #1 goal of our work together is to transfer skills and knowledge so you get and stay organized anytime, anywhere,
           by yourself!  Rest assured, we are happy to work with you for as long as you want, either continuously or on an as-needed
           basis.  The majority of our clients only work with us a few times, and then work  independently armed with the tips and
           tricks they learned during our time together.