Organizing Solutions for People With Attention Deficit Disorder: Tips and Tools to Help You Take Charge of Your Life and Get Organized

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ADD, Attention Deficit Disorder and ADHD, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, are prevalent in society today, afflicting about 4.4% of the adult population, which is over 13 million Americans. Four out of every five adults do not yet realiz they are ADD, and while it is sometimes ifficult to differentiate adults with true ADD from adults who are merely forgetful and disorganized, Organizing Solutions for People with ADD outlines new organizing strategies that ca be of value to anyone who loves to improve their organizational, or lack of, skills in their life. The chapters consist of practical organizing solutions for ADD at Work; prioritizing, time management, and organizing documents, ADD at Home; paying bills on time, de-cluttering your house, scheduling and keeping appointments, ADD with Kids; driving them to various activities, grocery shopping and meals, laundry, babysitters, organizing drawers and closets, and ADD and You; organizing time for your social life, gym, and numerous other hobbies and activities. Color photographs that capture the short attention span of the reader are featured throughout, as ell as sidebars and testimonials from adults with ADD, providing numerous organizational tips, such as, the mportance of dividing time into minutes or moments, task completion, how to avoid procrastination, asking for help, and how not to e a packrat.
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Organizing Solutions for People With Attention Deficit Disorder: Tips and Tools to Help You Take Charge of Your Life and Get Organized
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Published December 1st 2006 by Fair Winds Press (first published January 1st 2006

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Likewis, the over-reliance on " put it by the phone in he bedroo " was a major tell that some of these solutions are n't going to work for younger adults who have one phone that 's s in their hand.

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I ead anothe ook with the premise of finally discovering why I do things he way I do ( I have ADD), and discoverin ways to change the way I operate, so I have more control of my life.

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For contrast, if you are holding on to a crat of clothes to consign, you are taking on job of clothes retailer.

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use open shelving, clear bins, labeled ( but not fancy), as little stacking as possible3.

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?

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I am th Type A neat freak who tends to hoard books, and my usband is an easily distracted I'll-clean-when-company-comes type who would rather throw things out than organize them.

Here are just some of the seful 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 brin his dirty clothes in the hamper, my wif would just drop his clothes on the balcon in front of it.

Presentl, we ar anothe small basket for things we use every day.

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I have NO IDEA what it ays about me that I had a book out from the library from September until April.

Reading about organizing is practically the same kind as being organized, right?

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