“Organizing Solutions for People with ADHD: Tips and Tools to Help You Take Charge of Your Life and Get Organized”
by Susan Pinsky“Pinsky brings real-life experience to her topic. Not only is she a professional organizer and member of the National Association of Professional Organizers, but she is also the parent of a child with attention deficit disorder (ADD). These two roles led to her creating simplified organizational systems specific to the needs of those with ADD. The book’s first section explains her organizational methods; the second targets specific areas, rooms, or events that are common to almost everyone and typically present a challenge to organize and keep organized. Pinsky uses an abundance of before-and-after color photographs as well as yellow Post-its®–styled notes to highlight tips for organization. Her organizational philosophy can apply to everyone, not just those with ADD. This book is easy to read, and the pictures clearly depict the look of organization. Highly recommended for all public libraries.”
– Library Journal
Full Product Description
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.