Examples of our work with clients to get their homes, offices, and lives organized:
Fed up with these items taking over your home?
Let us show you how to corral the toys and reclaim the adult living spaces in your home!
"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
Mail and Paper Management
Tired of feeling like you are drowning in mail and other paperwork that invades your home day after day?
We work with clients to rid that paper mountain currently living:
On the dining room table
On the kitchen counter
In random bags and boxes stashed throughout the house!
"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
Kitchens and Pantries
One of our clients had eight spatulas in her kitchen because she could never find one when
she needed it.
She would continuously buy a new spatula, use it, wash it, and throw it in a random drawer.
"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
Having an Organized Kitchen:
Prevents duplicate purchases
Reduces the chance of wasting food
Increases the desire to prepare meals at home
Bring your family closer together while saving money and calories!
ADD/ADHD - "Body doubling" is not just for movie stunts! In the organizing world, it involves:
Sitting with a client to keep that person focused on a task
Working together with a client to start and finish a project
Tackling a project that a client needs to do but keeps getting distracted
If you have ADD/ADHD, we are ready to help:
Create personal and family schedules
Get to-do lists under control
Complete chores that have become daunting rather than routine
Modify filing systems to match your style of thinking
"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
Did you know that on average, we wear 20% of our clothes, 80% of the time?
It's time to get rid of the clothes that make you feel bad, mad, or sad.
Together, let's create a closet that celebrates your body with clothes that fit and flatter.
"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."
Alexis - Webster Groves
We love all kinds of closets:
"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
Streamlining and Scheduling - Those tedious, time consuming things one never has the energy or motivation to do? They are some of our favorite activities! Working together with our clients, we:
Reduce the number of e-mails in their inboxes
Streamline the contact entries on their smart phones
Eliminate the need for scores of to-do lists!
"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
A kid-free zone to tackle bills and paperwork
A quiet area to catch up on computing, or
A dedicated space to run your home-based business
"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
Working together, our clients:
Create a stress-free area
Boost workplace productivity
"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
Pre-Teens and Teenagers
Tired of fighting with your teenager about the state of her room or his failing grades?
We love teaching teens room organization techniques.
We teach students paper and time management skills, which helps raise GPAs.
Yearning for peace within your home?
Click here to learn more about our work with students.
"Dumping Ground" Areas:
"Don't go in there" rooms
We've seen it -
and we make it disappear!
Overwhelmed by the mounds of clean and dirty laundry piles in your home?
Has it taken over your day, night, weekend, or life?
Do you dread doing the laundry and/or putting clean clothes away?
Let us show you how to stay on top of the laundry and turn that mountain into a molehill!
"My daughter’s closet and dresser drawers were overflowing with clothes. Laundry piled up because I dreaded trying to put away clothes when there was no room. Jodi helped me set boundaries that made it easy for me to sort and to part with items. We created a bin for each outgrown size. I can keep a few favorite items and pass them on to my next child. When the bin filled up, we donated the rest of the clothes. We filled five bags with clothes for donation and the results are miraculous! Putting away laundry is easy now because everything has a home to go to."
Mia - Ladue
Family Rooms - It's hard for families to spend time together in a cluttered, disorganized space!
Does your gathering area have too many books, video games, toys, movies, or CDs?
Together, let's review, organize, and store items in a way that makes them attractive and accessible.
The family that plays together, stays together!
"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
How many tubes of toothpaste, bottles of lotions, and haircare products are in your bathroom right now?
It is amazing how much accumulated
clutter is hiding in most bathrooms.
It's similar to a clown car at the circus!
Turn your bathroom into a calm,
stress-free zone that is just as refreshing as that morning cup of coffee.
No matter what your organizing challenges are, here is what we do:
We work side-by-side with you to find the personalized organizing style that works the best.
We tweak existing systems that were good in theory but just didn't work out.
We reboot organizing efforts if previous attempts have failed.
"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