Have you ever worked with a coach or designer on better home organization? I get so overwhelmed by piles of mail, bills, unfinished projects, etc. but I feel like I don’t have the skill set to organize things in a way that makes sense.

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Following bc I’m looking for the same. I want my whole house organized professionally bc it’s such an ADHD-cluttered mess all the time! I want my pantry and fridge organized, paperwork, closet, etc. My brain just cannottttttt process how to do it! As simple as it may be for others, it’s a very difficult and straining thing for me anytime I try to tackle it.


No but i've worked with a therapist on these things. I have generally found that to be the most helpful.


I think with stuff like the container store, the impulse is to be hyper organized. That's a lot of mental energy for me, though, so my therapist just suggests i keep all important documents in one place and keep tax documents with them, but in a separate folder. So yeah i have a big box of random "important" docs where only tax documents are in a separate folder, but you know what? It works. I always know to check that box if i need to find an insurance policy or something. So i guess the organization strategy is more like knowing when to stragically phone it in


Just signed up for coaching, hope it goes well. I feel like I can only do one thing at a time - right now it’s career stuff. So all my life stuff falls by the wayside


Where did you find your coach? Some info would be greatly appreciated!

Try and let go of the drive to come up with the most perfect, logical organizational system from the outset. Spend some time just paying attention to yourself and your living habits first. Then, you'll start to figure out how things need to be organized for *you*. My husband and I fight about this all the time because he can't stand the mess I have lying around, but for me it's "out of sight, out of mind," so I tend to keep things in purposeful piles until I have the lightbulb moment about the most efficient way for me to systematize the space. And it does have to be a system. Like goes with like, so I never have to remember exactly where something is, only where it should be, because everything else like that thing goes in the same spot.
My husband also has ADHD, but he's from Europe and so wasn't diagnosed and never learned any (healthy) coping mechanisms, and he just stuffs things anywhere to get them out of sight so things *look* neat, but he never knows where anything is.


I'd heard about Marie Kendo (creator of the Konmari cleaning method), and finally got around to reading her book on my recent self help kick.

Basically, the premise is if something you have in your home does not inspire joy - get rid of it! Its easier to organize when you don't have as much stuff....make room for the things you will actually go back to.

I'm not emotionally ready to get rid of my clothes and books though, so im a work in progress lol!!!


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