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)

   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:

   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

   If you live outside our service area, sign up for our electronic newsletter, or visit The Magic Shop.

   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!

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

   The Magic Shop (products created by Jodi Granok)

   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?

   Click here to visit our contact page.

   Fill out the form and we respond within 1 business day.
   Make sure to include a phone number and the best time to reach you for your 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 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.