Get Organized: The ADHD Experts on Time Management and Decluttering

Manage time, battle clutter, fight forgetfulness, and be as organized as experts with these 40 tips!

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Terry Matlen

Terry Matlen, Author of Survival Tips for Women with AD/HD and director of MomsWithADD.com

Stuff goes here. I use one spiral notebook for brain dumps -- notes, plans, phone numbers, reminders -- instead of scraps of paper that I will lose. I date each page, so I can find important information quickly. Once the book is filled, I date the cover and store it for future reference.

Arrive on time. When heading out for appointments, I focus on the time I need to leave in order to get to my destination on time, not the time of the appointment. Example: I tell myself I have to leave at 1:45 p.m. (for a two o'clock appointment), instead of focusing on 2 p.m.

Don't lose important papers. I keep a small plastic baggy in my purse for receipts and one in my glove compartment for directions.

Memory trick. When ADD/ADHD medications are running low, I turn the bottles upside down in the cabinet as a reminder that I need to call soon for refills.

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