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 life. W
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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
So a friend of mine loaned me this book so I could come up with some compromises that would help me keep t ...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
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
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
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
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
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
Much of her advice was things I have figured out myself over the years, but there were plenty of new things for me to try. I don't agree with her on everything (wearing "dirty" clothes enough that you only have one load of laundry a wee? - ick), but overall thi ...more
As for this book, I did like it. I liked what she had to say about open shelving and storage. I haven't really gotten our small bathroom organized since moving in with my SO a year ago. At least, not to my satisfaction. This book gave me some very cool inspiration for what ...more
What the dated advice really tells you, though, is that Pinsky gives out the kind of advice that *can* go out of date. The bulk of the page count is very concrete: Put a large open recycling bin by your paperwork desk, put file folders on a stacking paper tray like so, etc.
She does have some guiding principles, which would have made a very n ...more
[huh… so THAT’S why I do that…]
I found a copy at my local library… that became a bit of an adventure in itself when they lost the title.
[I swear the universe is against me]
I’m not sure I’d buy a copy but it has some good ideas. There’s a lot of clear suggestions, with photos and yellow post-it style key boxes. It’s not ...more