ADHD-Approved Tips for Staying Organized and Getting Things Done

The best advice for adults with attention deficit disorder often comes from fellow ADD adults. These nine strategies for staying on track have been real-world tested and proven to work by others with adult ADHD.

Arranging your clothing by color and season will help ADHD adults stay organized. stock.xchng/remind

Organizing and Cleaning

Organize your closet by color (red shirts together, blue sweaters and jackets together) -- and by season.

Place every “out of place” item in each room in a separate garbage bag. Label each bag “living room,” “master bedroom,” “family room,” and so on. Line up the bags in the hall. If a family member is looking for a particular item, have them search the bag for the room where it was left. Items remaining in the bags after one week should always be thrown out.

Put an extra set of bed linens inside a pillowcase, and store it in the bedroom in which they’re used. Then, ADHD adults won’t have to search through a disorganized linen closet when changing the sheets.

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This article comes from the Winter 2009 issue of ADDitude.

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TAGS: Organization Tips for ADD Adults, ADHD Time Management

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