Organizing Solutions for People with ADHD: Tips and Tools to Help You Take Charge of Your Life and Get Organized
If you’re one of the 10 million American adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), every day is a struggle to keep your home, your office, your electronics, and your calendar organized.
Organizing Solutions for People with ADHD, 2nd Edition—Revised and Updated presents a simple but effective, long-term solution to get you back in control of your lif
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1. storage solutions should be easy, obvious, and in the place where the stuff will be used.
2. use open shelving, clear bins, labeled (but not fancy), as little stacking as possible
3. You must use emp ...more
I think Fast and Furious 5 Step Organizing Solution was a better book, but there are plenty of useful tips in ...more
However, there's also a thread of brash "don't think about the consequences; just do what needs to be done" about the recommended cleanup strategies that left me a little cold. If you need to get organized in a bad way, absolutely commit the Brutal Purge and remove a lot of sentimental items and donate or toss everything and buy duplicates and triplicates of t ...more
So a friend of mine loaned me this book so I could come up with some compromises that would help me keep t ...more
There were a few things that were interesting ideas, like the idea of making it as easy as possible to put things away. Like. If I had some sort of drying rack that doubled as a permanent cabinet for dishes, so I o ...more
The utensils fornicating in the jammed drawer! The avalanche of mismatched tupperware and yogurt containers raining upon the head of any who dares open the cupboard! The stacks and duplicates of Things saved just in case!
The author's solutions are fantastically practic ...more
The house the author pictures their target audience living in is clearly a huge 1990s-era McMansion, with multiple bedrooms, bathrooms, floors, and tons of storage. It ...more
Anyhow, this is a great book. I read the updated version that says it's for ADHD. Wow! Some great tips, and different from some similar books I have read where style/ascetic is placed above than functionality. This book offers solutions that value efficiency over beauty and helps you simplify. It doesn't matter how gorgeous you ...more
One thing I thought was interesting. I read a library book and someone had marked off "suffered from ADHD" and written in "has ADHD". The continued throughout the book. I loved the reminder that ADHD is not a curse, but a way of living. It's another way the brain works.
"there is no better motivation than hunger to inspire one to wash a dish!"
LOL no this is when I fail at making real food and instead just eat peanu ...more
Document your year in 10 photos only, even if you use a digital camera – Seriously? No need and not happening.
Hire a housekeeper – Unrealistic and I am fully capable of cleaning my own house.
Have less dishes and use paper plates - Again, just no.
Reduce your clothing inventory to just enough to get by the week (includin ...more
TL;DR, the class and gender assumptions were cringeworthy, and the tone was off-putting; even in the updated 2012 edition much of the advice was dated; above all, it seemed to take home organization out of the context of living with ADHD.
If this book has another updated edition, I hope the author will adapt her recommendations to allow for more financial flexibility. ADHD coping mechanisms should not be a sole privilege of th ...more
1. Get rid of it. Less stuff = less stuff to manage and take care of.
2. Replace it with stuff that's easier to manage.
3. Put it in open shelving (even if it's not pretty).
Sometimes the aut ...more
If you have to choose one... Functional > beautiful. Visible > beautiful. Easy > beautiful. Time-saving > beautiful.
Having a beautiful home for 30 seconds a week, after you shove all the clutter you own haphazardly into closets and cupboards and decorative baskets, is poin ...more