Please print this handout before you begin the tutorial.
ADHD Friendly Ways to Clear Clutter and Organize Your Home
- Start Small
- Plan your time
- Challenges of Perfectionism and procrastination
- Emotional attachments
- Financial attachments
Organizing strategies for your stuff
- Plan your work and work your plan
- Letting go (consignment, Facebook Marketplace, philanthropies)
- Categorizing and organizing
- A “Home” for your items
- Organizing products
- Working your plan and keeping organized
Tips for Getting and Staying Organized
- Create routines for you and your home (Admin Day, Decluttering appointments)
- Tricks and tips of labelling
- Strategic work zones in your home
- Finding a partner with a clutter buddy, body double, or paper partner
- Make it fun with a playlist or reward
ADD Friendly Ways to Organize
The Magic of Tidying Up
Professional-Organizer.com Ellen’s Blog
Decluttering questions to ask yourself
Questions about use
- Questions about use help you determine how often you use an item and if so, whether to keep it.
- Do I love it or use it?
- When was the last time I used it?
- If it is less than $20 and it takes less than 20 minutes to get it again, can I let it go?
- If you could fit in this right now, would you wear it?
Questions about quantity
- Questions about quantity help you let go of excess.
- How many of these do I need?
- Would I buy this again today?
- Where do I store it to find it again?
Questions for lifestyle
- Questions about lifestyle help you acknowledge your feelings about an item.
- Does this help me be my best self?
- Will my future self use this?
- Is this holding me back?
Questions about emotional attachment
- Questions about emotional attachment define whether to keep an item or let it go.
- Is this something that makes me sad or reminds me of a sad time?
- Does this make me smile?
- Do I honor it as a keepsake?
Questions about finances
- Does this have value greater than $50?
- Should I sell this or donate it?
- Can it be a blessing to others who have great need?