Meet the Magical Pixies

Meet the Pixies

Katie & Kelly McMenamin, The Magical Pixies

PixiesDidIt!® shows you how to organize according to your personality type. From entranceways and kitchens to resolving conflicts with the people who share living space with you, we give you the key to create systems for keeping stuff orderly and keeping the peace! We all know life isn’t easy but organizing it should be! Organize Your Way.

What’s the magic behind PixiesDidIt? Two professional organizers and sisters with very little in common, trying to get each other to organize their lives like the other until finally we had a truce: what if there is more than one way to organize?

How are we different together? No one else gives you organizational advice based on your personality type.

From Plato to Jung — personality type theory showed us that we weren’t bugging each other on purpose — our brains were just wired differently. It not only prevented us from killing each other but it helped us to become good friends and eventually we used our knowledge of personality type to help people organize their homes and lives in a revolutionary, easy, way. Your way.

Katie McMenamin, the "Messy" Pixie

Katie McMenamin, the “Messy” Pixie

From our years as professional organizers and personality type experts, working with a wide range of clients — from multi-millionaires with household help and piles of mess to neatnik financiers with hidden mess behind every immaculate drawer and door, to stay at home moms just trying to stay ahead of the bunny-like multiplying toys — here’s what we’ve learned: You can’t be organized if you’re pretending to be someone you are not. Different people need different solutions. We help you learn how to organize your way.

Kelly McMenamin, the "Neat" Pixie

Kelly McMenamin, the “Neat” Pixie

Before this idea, however, Kelly was working as a research analyst in hedge fund land and Katie was a stay at home mom working on her novel and failing to keep her busy home organized. Our parents have long referred to us as “The Pixies” — because our gossipy banter reminded them a bit of Tinkerbell — so Katie, came up with the name PixiesDidIt! and and lo and behold, a miracle happened, Kelly left the hedge fund world, Katie happily procrastinated writing her novel to do something fun with her best friend, and we started our organizing business. We kept the name “PixiesDidIt” because like the mythical characters, we’re helpful and annoying — people who give advice for a living are always a little grating even if they’re funny —  and when we help clients transform lives, it feels like magic.

Today, we spend the bulk of their time organizing for clients, writing for our website and giving talks on how to organize according to your personality type. Kelly lives in NYC with her husband and three sons, and Katie lives in their hometown, the Land of Champions (aka Cleveland, Ohio) with her husband and three daughters.