There are those of us who hate organizing and de-cluttering [aka normal people] and there are those of us who not only enjoy it, but also choose to do it for a living [aka not-so-normal people]. Meet Jodi Capaci, founder of Inner Moxie, a local business devoted to home and life organization. Being one of those “not-so-normal” people, Jodi doesn’t just organize messy closets, she also helps people organize their lives. After receiving her master’s in Social Work from Tulane in 2013, Jodi decided her purpose in life was to combine the knowledge gained from her formal education with her articulate personality to develop a service that enables people to work through the chaos in their lives in order to become the best versions of themselves.
Moxie, defined as verve, spirit or courage, is precisely the inner quality Jodi unlocks in those she works with. From her career as a social worker, she has gained extensive experience working alongside clients who seek positive change in their lives. She understands the effects environmental factors can have on wellbeing and appreciates the value in helping her clients find simple solutions to achieve harmony in their lives.
Jodi wants your inner moxie to shine through the clutter and chaos that life can create. By assessing your everyday wants and needs, she’ll teach you techniques to identify the things in your life that serve you well so you can eliminate those that no longer do. She aims to help clients empower themselves to take control of their environments, reminding them that: the things you own, don’t own you!
"Letting go leads to liberation. I can’t say this enough. Once you let go of the things that no longer serve you, you’ll feel a sense of freedom and clarity that’ll make you wonder why you were holding onto those things in the first place. When you’re done, you’ll be surrounded only by things you love."
"Whenever possible, use what you already have around the house. This includes using shoe boxes as drawer dividers or egg crates for smaller momentos. The little crates that mochi ice cream comes in makes a great storage solution for jewelry!"
"Identify what’s already working. This seems obvious, but people get stuck in a clutter rut when they unknowingly perpetuate a system that isn’t working for them. I help clients identify what works so they can do more of it. Once we know what is working in a space, it’s much easier to eliminate what’s not."
"If something makes you happy, place it where you can actually enjoy it! Unpacking a “junk” draw can turn into a full on treasure trove discovery of memories past. When you find the treasures that you can’t part with, find a place to display them. If not, let them go. Once these items go back into that drawer, it’s a sign that a). You’re not too fond of them and b). They’ll never come out again."
"Systems are wonderful. I love systems. Just make sure that your systems are as easy as possible to utilize and maintain. Assign a space for things you use regularly and keep them in the room you use them in. This will make them easier to access and ensure that you’ll put them away when you’re done = de-cluttering 101."