Organizing Solutions for People with ADHD: Tips and Tools to Help You Take Charge of Your Life and Get Organized Prime – Bilb-weil.de

If you re one of themillion American adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder ADHD , every day is a struggle to keep your home, your office, your electronics, and your calendar organizedOrganizing Solutions for People with ADHD, nd 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. Laura Laura says:

    This is the best organizing de cluttering book that I ve read in a long time, perhaps ever I don t have ADHD and it was still super helpful This will be the book I recommend to others if they re asking about this topic Here are my take away principles because, yes, it was so good, I took notes 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 possible3 You must use emp This is the best organizing de cluttering book that I ve read in a long time, perhaps ever I don t have ADHD and it was still super helpful This will be the book I recommend to others if they re asking about this topic Here are my take away principles because, yes, it was so good, I took notes 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 possible3 You must use employ the brutal purge reduce, reduce, reduce in order to make de cluttering last You should have empty space i.e purge until you have excess storage space cutting back on inventory is far better than having good storage solutions.4 Store everything as close to the place of use as possible my action step for this Get a bin for dishcloths and another for dish towels to put under the kitchen sink, then I ll have no need to fold them ever again Just throw them in 5 everything should be efficient, simple and easy to maintain6 Use non lidded bins on shelves easy to access put away eliminate stacking Clear is the best then no need for labels or open front bins with solid bottoms are even better But seriously Does she really think I m only going to keep 10 digital photos per year Steps to organizing any room area space PREPARE SET UP bags for donation and trash, find space for piles like other parts of house and sort out the stuff that does belong in the room , PURGE, CLEAN, NAME name the space and designate areas plate shelf Mug shelf , REDUCE as necessary to have a small enough keep pile to fit in the space , PROCURE necessary storage tools ie shelves, bins, hangers, etc, they don t need to be fancy, just functional , RETURN appropriate items to the space , PUT AWAY CLEAR AWAY all other piles to elsewhere in the house, trash, etc BASK in my hard work and lovely space


  2. Mariam Mariam says:

    Somehow, I missed the subtitle for people with Attention Deficit Disorder, when I bought this bookthan a year ago Consequently, I never tried reading it Last night while going through one of my shelves, I picked it up and began browsing through the pages To my amazement, this book is exactly what I NEED


  3. Sarah Sarah says:

    Susan Pinsky s other book pretty much changed my organizing life and I still follow many of her principles, so I was excited to read this book, even though I don t have ADD ADHD In some ways, it s a shame that this book is directed toward that subset of the population, because really, it s useful for anyone desperate to stop the endless organizing that never ends up solving the problem.I think Fast and Furious 5 Step Organizing Solution was a better book, but there are plenty of useful tips in Susan Pinsky s other book pretty much changed my organizing life and I still follow many of her principles, so I was excited to read this book, even though I don t have ADD ADHD In some ways, it s a shame that this book is directed toward that subset of the population, because really, it s useful for anyone desperate to stop the endless organizing that never ends up solving the problem.I think Fast and Furious 5 Step Organizing Solution was a better book, but there are plenty of useful tips in this one too The one that s really sticking with me is her instruction to look at decluttering projects as an extra job For example, if you are holding on to a bag of clothes to consign, you are taking on the job of clothes retailer Is that a job you have space for in your life I already have a regular full time job in addition to being a parent, cook, maid, chauffeur and all the rest I don t need to be a clothes retailer too, or a furniture consigner, or a seamstress I feel a sense of relief when I consider letting go of these jobs and just donating the clothes dresser whatever


  4. kris kris says:

    I m always looking for techniques to better organize my life see hot mess and this book definitely had some interesting elements to it.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 I m always looking for techniques to better organize my life see hot mess and this book definitely had some interesting elements to it.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 things to make your organization systemeffective which can work, maybe, but doesn t sit well with someone who doesn t need these solutions in a bad way The black and white nature of the solutions are a little harsh for someone who just wants to handle her paperwork in a slightlyintelligent manner, you know Also, the over reliance on put it by the phone in the room was a major tell that some of these solutions aren t going to work for younger adults who have one phone that s always in their hand Not a jab my phone is literally 3 from my left hand AS I TYPE THIS, so


  5. Erin Erin says:

    Before I met my husband, it never occurred to me that doors can double as towel racks, checkbooks can also be used as coasters, and that Tupperware lids make acceptable plates I am a Type A neat freak who tends to hoard books, and my husband is an easily distracted I ll clean when company comes type who would rather throw things out than organize them Like, filing cabinets, for instance So a friend of mine loaned me this book so I could come up with some compromises that would help me keep t Before I met my husband, it never occurred to me that doors can double as towel racks, checkbooks can also be used as coasters, and that Tupperware lids make acceptable plates I am a Type A neat freak who tends to hoard books, and my husband is an easily distracted I ll clean when company comes type who would rather throw things out than organize them Like, filing cabinets, for instance So a friend of mine loaned me this book so I could come up with some compromises that would help me keep the house presentable and him from having to deal with unpractical organization methods Here are just some of the useful tips we implemented that have been successful so far 1 We ve started using a tall canister on the kitchen counter so we can easily find every day utensils like whisks, spatulas, and wooden spoons 2 When the lid to our laundry hamper was on, it became an extra counter to put things on and instead of clearing it to put his dirty clothes in the hamper, my husband would just drop his clothes on the floor in front of it The hamper would be empty, but there d be a pile of clothes on the floor We solved the problem by simply removing the lid 3 The bathroom counter was always cluttered, and I would find my husband s deodorant, razor, and cologne all over the house Now, we have a small basket for things we use every day That way they re within easy reach, and the basket serves as a reminder to put things back 4 We purge before Christmas and birthdays to make room for our daughter s new toys, but it never occurred to us to do the same for ourselves I made two big trips to Goodwill this year right before the holidays, and it made all the difference 5 We ve been giving our 3 year old daughterspecific chores like pick up your books instead of a vague instruction to clean up her room.And we re not done There was a useful suggestion on nearly every page So next on the list of things for us to try are 1 On garbage day, we throw out the contents of all Tupperware containers in the fridge We re pretty good about this one, but it still isn t an ingrained habit 2 Banning all paperwork from the kitchen to prevent pile ups next to our messy cooking areas 3 Buying open bins for the floor in our closet It ll be easier to find and put away winter necessities hats, gloves and sporting gear cleats, Underarmor without having to put them in storage during off seasons.This is one of the few books I ve read that preaches practicality above beauty, simplicity above complication when it comes to organization And I have to say, it s working really well for us so far


  6. Ilias Ilias says:

    This book was a lot less helpful than I thought it was going to be I guess just because it came SO highly recommended, but 1 I don t actually have add, just a bunch of similar symptoms, and 2 I live in a studio apartment, something which it s unclear if the author has ever heard of.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 This book was a lot less helpful than I thought it was going to be I guess just because it came SO highly recommended, but 1 I don t actually have add, just a bunch of similar symptoms, and 2 I live in a studio apartment, something which it s unclear if the author has ever heard of.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 only ever had to put them away once after they get washed That would probably be super helpful for me But also That doesn t exist and if it did I wouldn t have room for it.Like, the idea of having only as many pans as fit in your cabinets I have literally 2 shelves in my kitchen cabinets, and they hold both my dishes and all my dry goods I can t There isn t a way to downsize my life such that there s only one sort of dish in each cabinet I guess I could get eat every food out of mugs But that s not realistic at one point she s specifically talking about small bathrooms and says you should keep one of every cleaning product in every bathroom it s like I have one v shallow bathroom cabinet where I literally don t keep all my bathroom stuff bc it doesn t fit But there were some things that I can see being helpful ideas if I could make something of them The idea of never taking dishes out of the kitchen It s good It s impossible bc the rice cooker and the toaster have to be plugged in on the other side of the book shelf But I can see that eating within arms reach of the sink would make melikely to wash the dishes This is mostly abt dishes bc that is my 1 household failing also when I don t do the dishes I stop eating which is v bad there were some things I d already been thinking about, like I ve been increasing the number of trash cans to make it easier to throw things out It s a balancing act, and I am working on it So I am thinking about some things, and maybe I had unrealistic expectations shout out to psychiatric medication without which I was unable to even consider solutions to these sorts of problems SSRIs the real mvp


  7. Becca Becca says:

    So I didn t realize, when I picked this book up at the library, that it is for people with ADD So imagine my initial skepticism, then alarm, then giddy delight at seeing my very house nay, my very SELF described on every page.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 So I didn t realize, when I picked this book up at the library, that it is for people with ADD So imagine my initial skepticism, then alarm, then giddy delight at seeing my very house nay, my very SELF described on every page.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 practical and user friendly Basically 1 Reduce inventory via BRUTAL purging and 2 have a place for everything and 3 minimize steps Take lids off of bins, take doors off of cupboards, take toilet paper rolls off of spring loaded booby traps Also, establish routines, and have realistic expectations.And I am quite happy to know that I am not hopelessly disorganized, lazy, or slack jawed I just have ADD Yaaaaaaay


  8. Carolynn Carolynn says:

    I read this book with the idea of finally discovering why I do things the way I do I have ADD , and finding ways to change the way I operate, so I havecontrol of my life Well, this book helps, but not that much This author gives some good advice, such as using hooks, and not storing things behind doors or in opaque, lidded containers, but some of the rest of her suggestions just don t seem like they would work for me Things like, don t owndishes than will fill your dishwasher, I read this book with the idea of finally discovering why I do things the way I do I have ADD , and finding ways to change the way I operate, so I havecontrol of my life Well, this book helps, but not that much This author gives some good advice, such as using hooks, and not storing things behind doors or in opaque, lidded containers, but some of the rest of her suggestions just don t seem like they would work for me Things like, don t owndishes than will fill your dishwasher, or don t havefood in your cupboards than for one week at a time, or don t havethan three magazine subscriptions, and toss out last month s edition when the new one comes in, whether the old one has been read or not No, I don t think this is a book that I will be buying I may check it out of the library to skim it once in a while for good ideas to use, but it is not a keeper for me On to the next organizer book Sigh


  9. Rosa, really Rosa, really says:

    Well, I m not sure how much good it really did, but the fact that I spent 10 bucks on a self help book seemed to spur me to actually organizing my office Well, my version of organized anyway So 4 stars just for that


  10. R R says:

    I have NO IDEA what it says about me that I had this book out from the library from September until April I may have renewed it 9 times I can neither confirm, nor deny 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 I have NO IDEA what it says about me that I had this book out from the library from September until April I may have renewed it 9 times I can neither confirm, nor deny 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 your storage bins are if your children, or spouse, or you, constantly dump things on the floor I still found a few items were dated, but still, so much useful stuff I might get this from the library again Reading about organizing is practically the same thing as being organized, right Right