Perfect Is Pointless: 16 Organization Rules You Can Follow

Counterintuitive as it sounds, many ADHD organization challenges stem from perfectionism — the common, learned belief that things must be done impeccably. It's an impossible standard that leaves many of us with cluttered homes, out-of-control finances, and exhausting schedules. These 16 organization rules can help change the tide.

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Organization problems in ADHD adults and could point to more than attention deficit disorder - a learning disability may be to blame. © istockphoto.com/turbinado

De-cluttering and organizing your ADHD life is a key step in reaching bigger, better goals. So why do so many adults with attention deficit disorder fail to seek the help we need to get organized with adult ADHD and achieve a simpler, more streamlined life?

Judith Kolberg suggests it's a matter of perfectionism: We're unable to do what it takes to get even a bit more organized because we worry that we won't become perfectly organized. And as Kolberg, author of Conquering Chronic Disorganization, points out, there is no such thing as perfect organization. Life is capricious, and get-it-done strategies that work well today may prove useless tomorrow.

The good news, says Kolberg, is that seemingly small changes can bring big improvements in your life – less clutter, fewer hassles, and greater tranquility.

Read on for easy ways to get your life in order.

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