Like me, before you even get to chapter one of Non-Obvious: How to Think Different, Curate Ideas & Predict The Future you will probably be relaxed and ready to take in all that Rohit Bhargava's book has to offer. I immediately believed that I had started to think differently, after Bhargava reminded me that I did not have to be a speed reader or read his new book in any particular order. For instance, that bit of insight not only helped me to feel less pressured to complete this book quickly, it also made me believe that he was really onto something. My first thought from that point was to recall something I had read in Money Magazine about what behaviors would help promote a more organized lifestyle.

Though, I did not get stuck on it, I knew I would reference that information later. I realized, after completely reading the 5 Habits of Trend Curators and the extensive examples on how to put those behaviors into action, that being fickle was what had actually gotten me to connect the dots between ideas in the book and the organization process. Then, I knew that I had to share this valuable information with you all.

Here is one particular tip that stood out from Money Magazine related to handling paperwork, receipts, and etc.

Where To Put All The Things You Collect During The Day

  • Create a dumping place for you to quickly put all of the receipts, paperwork, mail, and all of those things you can not immediately invest lots of time and attention to addressing or analyzing
  • Then schedule a time to organize those things and analyze them if needed so that there is a regularly scheduled time to handle those things you have stored in your dumping place (weekly, biweekly, monthly)

I loved those suggestions so much because it helped me to feel a lot more relaxed about how I handled my documents, receipts, and paperwork, giving me a way to feel less stressed about putting off task I would usually try to take care of immediately. The point is, there needs to be a process in place to promote organization. Not only did I have to think differently about how I handled the things I acquired during the day but I had to put into action a suitable plan, in order to be more organized.

You may need a little extra help to get your clutter under control. Money Magazine has you covered, just in case you are feeling overwhelmed about undertaking the process of organization alone. Outsourcing the responsibility to a Professional Organizer is what Money recommends, suggesting, a website created for the National Organization Of Professional Organizers. Here For The Professional Organizer Directory.

Since I took the liberty of reading through the article detailing how to choose the right Professional Organizer, let me share the highlights.

Finding The Right One

  • Consider what type of Professional Organizing Services you need
  • Figure out if you need customization (custom filing/custom closets)
  • Request a consultation (usually these are complimentary)
  • Be willing to communicate by phone and email
  • Try to find a Professional using your local phone book
  • Always ask if your PO (Professional Organizer) if they are a member of NAPO, Institute Of Challenging Disorganization (ICD) etc.

Getting organized can be challenging, no matter if you do it yourself or enlist the help of the pros. At least now you know that there is a definite process involved and that you can feel less stressed storing all of your documents and junk mail, before putting them into the trash. If you visit NAPO's website, stroll down and check out Pendeflex, Gladiator and the other Premium Partners.

Was this information helpful and are you a little more motivated to get organized?

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