Organizing Solutions for People With ADHD

Organizing Solutions for People With ADHD

Tips and Tools to Help You Take Charge of your Life and Get Organized

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Organizing Solutions for People with ADD, 2nd Edition outlines new organizing strategies that will be of value to anyone who wants to improve their organizational skills. This revised and updated version also includes tips and techniques for keeping your latest technologies in order and for staying green and recycling with ease.

Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) are prevalent in society today, afflicting about 4.4% of the adult population--over 13 million Americans. Four out of every five adults do not even know they have ADD.

The chapters, organized by the type of room or task, consist of practical organizing solutions for people living with ADD : At work : prioritizing, time management, and organizing documents At home : paying bills on time, decluttering your house, scheduling and keeping appointments With kids : driving them to various activities, grocery shopping and meals, laundry, babysitters, organizing drawers and closets And you : organizing time for your social life, gym, and various other hobbies and activities
Color photographs that capture the short attention span of the reader are featured throughout, as well as sidebars and testimonials from adults with ADD, providing numerous organizational tips, such as the importance of dividing time into minutes or moments, task completion, how to avoid procrastination, asking for help, and how not to be a pack rat.

Get your life in order with this witty and sympathetic guide to organization.
Publisher: Gloucester, Mass. : Fair Winds, c2012.
Edition: 2nd ed.
ISBN: 9781592335121
Branch Call Number: 616. 8589 PIN 2012
Characteristics: 207 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.

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lovebombki
Mar 31, 2018

An amazing resource, filled with photos and ideas that I have never heard anywhere else. The temporary paper toss bin alone was worth the price of the book. (I purchased it after borrowing it from the library.) Other advice, like how to keep your pots organized in the cabinets, were not intuitive to me. But they are life changing!

While I have no ADHD diagnosis, this book helped explain several of my quirks - like only buying 1 pair of shoes and socks, over and over - and I am so grateful for it! It is also enlightening to learn why other techniques just don’t work for me.

Definitely pick this up if you have always struggled with keeping everything simple and clean. Whether you have ADHD or not, you will feel better after implementing a few of these ideas.

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gkitty
Jun 09, 2014

It's rare - even in the field of ADHD books - for an author to understand that if a solution is too complex or time-consuming, an ADHD patient won't use it.

This is one of the few books that offers solutions that are simple and practical enough to be useful and make a difference.

JCLLisaJ Apr 10, 2013

Author Pinsky brings to this topic real life experience. She is not only a professional organizer and member of the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO), but she is also a parent of a child with ADD. These two roles converged and lead to the creation of simplified organizational systems that were responsive to the specific needs of the individual with ADD. Pinsky has divided the book into two sections. The first explains the organizational methods she uses and which can be applied by the reader to any aspect of their life. The second targets specific areas, rooms, or events that are common to most everyone and typically present a challenge to organize and keep organized. The author uses an abundance of color photographs showing before and after pictures. She also uses yellow “sticky” notes to highlight tips for organization. Pinsky’s organizational philosophy can apply to everyone not just those with ADD. This book is easy to read and the pictures make it easy to see what organization looks like.

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Cannes
Mar 20, 2012

I know most of this already. Didn't help me but then I'm closer to death than birth so maybe I should know this all by now.

Note to authors: When writing for the adult with ADD try shortening your book by 100 pages put sentances in bullet form and have alot (think lots then double it) of pictures. Make sure the pictures are relevant not pictures of some perfect table with ridiculous plants that take up 1/3 of that table on the table...

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cpneil
Jun 17, 2011

If you have ADD or ADHD, or you are not sure, this book is for you. Very simple and practical.

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KTBGOODE
May 24, 2010

Ironically, I lost this book. I'm sure I wasn't the first.

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