Featured Business – Organizing Magic

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Some people thrive on disorganization and chaos. For them, a messy environment inspires creativity and “out-of-the-box” thinking. The rest of us aren’t so lucky. To us, a messy house, office or closet is nothing but a distraction that fosters procrastination, stress and a sense of embarrassment. Unfortunately, despite wanting to avoid these negative feelings, we simply don’t know how to introduce better organization into our lives. Between going to work, keeping up with the bills and taking care of the kid and pets, we don’t have the time, energy or knowledge to get our surroundings into manageable order.

If you ever find yourself feeling this way, don’t despair! Instead, reach out to Jodi Granok of Organizing Magic. A longtime member of the National Association of Professional Organizers, Jodi is one of the best professional organizers in the St. Louis area and will do everything she can to help you get organized.

Jodi has a master’s degree in social work from Washington University. Before becoming a professional organizer, she had a career in gerontological social work. That career was a great fit for Jodi’s skillset, since she’d had a knack for organizing schedules and surroundings since she was a child. However, she never considered making organizing a full-time job until she moved in with her husband, who didn’t share her natural organizational skills. After bringing some much-needed tidiness and structure to her husband’s house, Jodi decided it was time for a career change and founded Organizing Magic. Since then, she has helped countless individuals, families and business people organize their homes, offices and schedules.

Jodi specializes in organizing several different environments such as bathrooms, kitchens, pantries, playrooms, and home and business offices. She also helps pre-teens, teenagers and people with ADD and ADHD organize their schedules by teaching them time management skills, techniques to help them stay focused, and how to adhere to organizational plans that suit their needs and thinking styles. Jodi emphasizes empathy and flexibility in her approach with her clients, and does everything she can to make sure they feel empowered.

“Having trouble with organization doesn’t reflect badly on you as a person,” Jodi asserts. “A lot of people understand the need to get organized, but they just don’t know where to start. That’s what I’m here to help with, and I’ll work with people for as long as they need me, whether it’s just for one session or for the long-term.”

The benefits of having a professional organizer like Jodi assist you cannot be underestimated. Her services save clients tremendous amounts of time by helping them develop organizational systems in hours that would take weeks, months or even years to develop on their own. Clients also save money by eliminating late fees that result from misplaced bills. Perhaps most importantly, Jodi’s services help clients feel relaxed and content in their homes by helping them eradicate clutter and develop habits that foster an orderly environment.

If you live outside of Jodi’s service area, or if you’re more of a do-it-yourself kind of person, you can still take advantage of her organizing expertise without a face-to-face meeting. On the Organizing Magic website, there’s a little section called The Magic Shop. This webpage features e-booklets and mp3 files that document how to approach specific organizational projects. For $12 each, you can have access to some of the best tips the professional organizing industry has to offer.  Another option is to sign up for Jodi’s free newsletter, which is read by thousands of people in 45 states and details organizing solutions for home, work and school.

If you’re a member of the St. Louis community who has benefitted from Jodi Granok’s services, it’s important to understand that she appreciates your willingness to reach out for organizational help. Jodi attributes much of her success to the fact that hard working St. Louisans are willing to recognize when they need help with organizational problems. As a home-based business owner, she also attributes much of her success to her home’s location near University City’s Olive Link business district.

“Olive Boulevard in University City is no more than 20 minutes from anywhere in St. Louis,” says Jodi. “The ability to reach so many clients from a centralized location is great. Thanks to its proximity to I-64 and I-170, the Olive Link is the perfect place for a business like Organizing Magic.”

If you need help organizing your home, office or schedule, don’t hesitate to contact Jodi at jodi@organizingmagic.com or at 314-504-8857. Doing so will be the first step in getting your surroundings into a manageable order so that you feel relaxed at home and in control of your life.