One of the challenges of having Attention Deficit Disorder is keeping up with all the stuff in our lives. Not just material stuff, but things like appointments, errands, and even the work we have to do.
It feels to me sometimes like I’ve got this orbital path circling around my head – kind of like the rings around Saturn – and in it is everything I need to do and remember. Kind of like this, but with way more stuff:
Since all of us with ADHD experience the same kind of thing, I’m always looking for new ideas and ways of doing things.
Today I found an article on the Real Simple website that says you can keep a clean house in less than 20 minutes a day. Real Simple Magazine owns the site, and it’s full of great ideas and information. Well worth a look.
The ideas aren’t bad, and are very easy to do. I’ve already put a few of them to work for me. And if you’re one of those people with a lot of clutter in your house, I say try these ideas anyway. Once you start doing 20 minutes a day, you might find your cleaner home is motivation enough to work on that clutter.
Oh, and if you’re one of the lucky people who isn’t the one in charge of keeping the house clean, these ideas can easily be adapted to other areas of your life: your bedroom, your car, even your job.