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Home Organisation Classes and Tips for ADHD Adults

Do you often find yourself struggling to keep track of belongings, forget important tasks, or feel overwhelmed by clutter? Managing clutter, creating routines, and maintaining a functional home can be challenging, especially for adults with ADHD. In this article, we will explore home organisation classes for adults and offer tips specifically tailored to help ADHD adults conquer clutter and regain control of their living spaces.

Home Organisation: The Key to Managing ADHD

 

For adults with ADHD, maintaining an organised living space is essential for managing daily tasks and reducing stress. However, traditional organisation methods may not always work for individuals with ADHD due to difficulties with executive function, impulse control, and decision-making.

This is where home organisers and home organising services come in. These professionals specialise in providing home organisation classes for adults, catering to the unique needs of individuals with ADHD.

By simplifying choices, minimising clutter, and implementing practical solutions, home organisers can help ADHD adults create a more structured environment conducive to productivity and well-being.

Tips for ADHD Adults: Creating an Organised Home

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  1. Simplify Choices

Too many options can overwhelm adults with ADHD. When organising your home, streamline your belongings and focus on keeping only what you need and love. Consider decluttering regularly to prevent accumulation.

 

  1. Establish Routines

Routines provide structure and predictability, which can be beneficial for ADHD adults. Create daily routines for tasks such as cleaning, meal preparation, and self-care. Set specific times for activities to help you stay on track.

 

  1. Utilise Visual Cues

Visual cues can help ADHD adults remember tasks and stay organised. Use labels, colour-coding, and visual schedules to make it easier to find items and follow routines. Consider incorporating visual reminders into your home organisation system.

 

  1. Break Tasks into Manageable Steps

Large tasks can feel overwhelming for ADHD adults. Break down projects into smaller, more manageable steps to make them feel less daunting. Set achievable goals and celebrate your progress along the way.

 

  1. Designate Specific Spaces for Items

Designate specific areas in your home for different categories of items, such as keys, paperwork, and clothing. Use containers, shelves, and storage bins to keep belongings organised and easily accessible. Encourage family members to respect these designated spaces to maintain organisation.

 

  1. Minimise Distractions

ADHD adults are easily distracted, making it challenging to stay focused on tasks. Create a distraction-free zone in your home where you can work or relax without interruptions. Consider using noise-cancelling headphones or white noise machines to block out distractions.

 

  1. Seek Support

Don’t be afraid to ask for help when you need it. Enlist the support of family members, friends, or professional home organisers to assist you with home organisation tasks. Working with others, as well as attending home organisation classes for adults can make the process more enjoyable and effective.

Last but not least, working with home organising services can provide valuable insights and accountability to facilitate lasting change. These experts offer hands-on assistance to individuals struggling with home organisation.

Home organising services often include personalised consultations, clutter buster sessions, and ongoing support to help ADHD adults create functional and clutter-free environments.

Home Organisation Courses Online: A Convenient Option for ADHD Adults

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For ADHD adults seeking to improve their organisational skills, home organisation courses online offer a convenient and accessible option. These courses provide practical strategies, tips, and resources tailored to the unique challenges of ADHD.

Whether you’re looking to declutter your home, establish effective routines, or design an organisational system that works for you, decluttering courses online can provide valuable guidance and support. Plus, you can learn at your own pace and from the comfort of your own home, making it easier to incorporate new habits into your daily life.

Also, personal organiser courses teach effective organisational techniques tailored to your specific needs. A personal organiser course often covers topics such as decluttering methods, time management strategies, and creating systems to maintain organisation.

 

Hence, by attending a personal organiser course, ADHD adults can develop sustainable habits that support a more organised lifestyle.

 

Read on or listen to the Radio Podcast featuring Bonnie Black for additional expert insights on home organisation classes for adults.

Transcript

Susie:

 

Luke and Susie with you for Faith Family Culture, and we love catching up with our next guest because she inspires us to get organised, but has got some great strategies available to help us do that in a way that works for us and for our family, whatever our family circumstance is. Her name’s Bonnie Black, she’s Little Miss Organiser, she’s all set to join us, Luke.

Luke:

 

Well, and it’s interesting, Susie, because so often we talk about some stuff and if this is the help that you need and you’re not really on it, it can sound like, oh yeah, that’s utopia.

But you’ve got to be able to duck and weave with the punches as they’re coming through, and Little Miss Organiser’s had to do that herself recently and understand what the future looks like, and we’re going to explore how to stay organised under the pressure.

 

Luke:

 

A very personal subject for you right now, Little Miss Organiser’s Bonnie Black is our guest right now, and Bonnie, there’s been a diagnosis for your four-year-old, which is I guess the centre of this conversation, and one that is a very worthwhile one for us to have to understand that things aren’t always easy, but we’ve still got to be able to take control somehow.

Bonnie:

 

Yes, that’s right. So, my four-and-a-half-year-old has been diagnosed with ADHD and DCD, which is a developmental coordination disorder, and the last probably six to eight months have been particularly trying for our family as behaviours have kind of escalated and we’ve sought lots of help from different professionals to try and work out exactly what has been going on, and obviously when you add in COVID and then you add in selling your house, moving house, you know, new businesses, it has been a really tricky time.

So, I was really grateful that on the Little Home Organised podcast we were able to have a chat a few weeks ago with a world expert on ADHD, and the episode will come out later in October, about how to help kids with ADHD because the last kind of four months has been a crash course in learning all about it.

 

Susie:

 

But in a sense, I imagine you do have a bit of a head start on a lot of people in that surely it must help someone with ADHD to have some sort of organisation and structure in the home.

Bonnie:

 

Oh, it definitely does. And kids in particular, whether it’s ADHD or ASD or something else, they really get overwhelmed with too much choice. It’s a bit like if we go out to a restaurant and there’s 40 meal options, we as adults even feel overwhelmed and it’s far easier for us to have, you know, six or 12 options. So, yes, it is much easier for our kids to have a more clutter-free environment to be able to find what they need because some of the traits of ADHD is that when the kids are not medicated, their frontal lobe capacity decreases by 30%.

So my daughter is actually operating at a three-year-old level in terms of her impulsivity and her decision making. And so you add that in with the coordination disorder where things are really difficult for them to do and even simple task of folding clothes and putting things away becomes really hard. So we’ve had to really lower our expectations because she’s the middle child and the older child can do a lot of things.

And we’ve had to really step in beside her and kind of support her at her level rather than expecting her to rise up.

 

Luke:

 

So in some ways, we can often take it easy on yourself, but you’re a little misorganised. You’ve got to stay organised and you’ve got to have a house that is in function. That’s who you are. And yet there’s greater challenges, there’s greater exhaustion, there’s greater obstacles for you to be able to do that. So where’s the line between letting it go and letting some form of disorganised happen and actually making it organised and being obsessive about it?

Bonnie:

 

That’s a really good question because I’m very well known for being more on the particular side of things and liking things the way that I like them. I think since having kids, I’ve learned to let a few things go because when you’re pregnant and you’re tired or you’ve got a newborn, you’re pretty emotionally tapped out anyway. But I think the last six months has really shown me how much more important it is to let that stuff go and don’t sweat the small stuff.

And the relationship’s more important with your child than having a beautiful home. So it’s kind of about compromise and sacrifice on both sides of the coin because you don’t want a child to grow up who’s anxious and has low self-confidence because you’re constantly harping on at them to tidy up.

When you say tidy up to a child with ADHD, their brain explodes. Like, what’s tidy up? What does that mean? It’s far easier for you to say, okay, we’re finished with the Duplo now, we’re going to pack it up together and then we’re going to move on to craft.

 

Luke:

 

This is a massive conversation and that’s why it’s well worth to explore the Little Home Organised podcast, Bonnie Black, Little Miss Organised. There is so much we can touch base on and we probably should come back onto this and dealing with keeping your home under control, especially with challenging needs in the family. But thank you for your time for now.

Bonnie:

 

Thank you for having me.

Conclusion

Managing ADHD and staying organised can be challenging, but with the right strategies and support, it’s possible to create a functional and stress-free home environment. Home organisation classes for adults, organisation tips for ADHD, and online courses offer valuable resources for ADHD adults looking to conquer clutter, establish routines, and reclaim control of their lives.

Remember, small changes can lead to big improvements, so don’t hesitate to take the first step towards a more organised and balanced lifestyle.

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