NAPLES, Fla.- Homeowner Patty Dillon said, "I am a procrastinator with a capital "P" for sure. I always put something in piles and go I will get to it later, but I never did get to it later."
Dillon knew she had to stop this vicious cycle, but she was overwhelmed. That's where professional organizer Nancy Rivera comes in.
Rivera said, "We did the sorting, the purging, we assigned homes and then we containerized later on. Once the home is in order we keep a schedule of maintenance."
These days a system of color coded files, with categories, keeps it simple.
Dillon said, "Clutter is not running my life anymore. I am not chasing my paper piles that is for sure."
A study conducted by the National Association of Professional Organizer's shows 83%percent of people say organizing paperwork is their top priority.
Rivera said most people spend an hour a day looking for things in clutter. Her best advice? schedule time on your calendar to organize and tackle the smallest room in your home first.
Dillon said, "I enjoy my home a lot better. It is more efficient. The laundry is easier and the mail is a breeze."
Rivera owns "Misson: Organizers" in Lehigh Acres.