“[V]alue the ease of putting something away above the ease of finding it…” – Organizing Solutions for People with ADHD by Susan C. Pinsky
Stuff to Set Up
- Name the kitchen shelves
- Install hooks for jackets / hats / robes / towels in bedroom, bathrooms, by front door
- Create an Active Paperwork area
- Replace toilet paper holders with ones without a spring to load
- Get lidless, clear plastic tubs or open- front stacking bins to corral items
- Designate a spot in the house that’s allowed to always be messy
- Buy only items for which you have an imminent plan or need
- Designate a weekly time for admin
The Art of Showing Up by Rachel Wilkerson Miller:
- What messy, cluttered, or dirty areas in your home make you feel bad or make life more difficult?
- What specifically makes you low-key mad every single day?
- What gets in the way of cooking?
- What causes tension?
- What makes it harder to engage in or enjoy the other things you care about?
- Rate how you feel about each chore on a scale of 1 to 10
Organizing Solutions for People with ADHD by Susan C. Pinsky:
- Can I find what I need? Where would a stranger look for this?
- Is this storage conveniently located? Where does this item most often get used?
- Is it easy to retrieve and put away? How can I make it more visible?
- Does this storage require little or no maintenance?
- How can I change this room so I can tidy it in 2 minutes?
- What kinds of moments do I want more of in my life?
- Where specifically do those happen?
- How can I change my house to create opportunity for more of those moments?