Professional Organizing Tips and Resources.
It is rare to find someone that will not admit to finding themselves shuffling through paperwork, wasting precious time at least some of the time. At home or at work, keeping paperwork in order can present a challenge.
It has been said that the average person loses about 55 minutes or more a day just looking for things. Add that up and you could be looking at over 200 hours a year lost.
Can you imagine that times an average hourly wage? Can you imagine how bringing that number down significantly by getting organized would not only yield a high return on investment (ROI) but also reduce the stress in life and work?
The great news is that filing systems like the Paper Tiger System or the Freedom Filer System are readily available and very cost effective. These solutions are here for anyone and everyone to help manage paper and information.
As a professional organizer I know from experience that it can be a challenge to get out from under the piles long enough to see things more objectively.
Many claim to be effective ‘Pilers’ and not ‘Filers’ and that their system works for them. And sure enough I know some people that can dig into the piles around them and find what they need at times, right away. Yet this is not true for most.
Fact is it just takes more time and effort to deal with piles of clutter, and it also has an effect on the people you work with and live with. Clutter builds up mainly due to a lack of making clear and fast decisions about paper and stuff. And not deciding on anything means your mind knows that those discreet items are still ‘outstanding’ or unresolved in some way.
Clutter = Stress, and as much as we think we can fool others, we can’t fool our subconscious mind.
It’s never too late. If you or someone you know is disorganized it’s never too late to turn the other direction. First I recommend finding out just how much it may be costing. This video can help.
Before you get started I suggest taking a moment to consider what the ultimate goal will be, and writing it out. Then a little research never hurt. Watch the Freedom Filer and Paper Tiger Video’s for starters. (follow the links above to find those now)
Now, you’re well on your way to a less stressed, organized life and work. I am happy to support you in anyway I can and happy to hear your success stories too.
To your success! Michelle
Need help organizing? Michelle serves the Carleton Place, Lanark County and Ottawa areas.