ADD-Friendly Ways to Organize Your Life: Strategies that Work from a Professional Organizer and a Renowned ADD Clinician Paperback – Aug 30 2002
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About the Author
Judith Kolberg is a Professional Organizer in Atlanta, Georgia and the founder of the National Study Group on Chronic Disorganization.
Kathleen Nadeau, Ph.D. is a Clinical Psychologist and the Director of Chesapeake Psychological Service in Bethesda, Maryland.
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Use of color, flexibility, and multiple ways of conquering disorganization are explained. Having a "support" person is a tremendous help I found personally, but I did get a good start on my own.
This is the best book I've found on organization period!
Then, perhaps a year ago, I picked up this book and what a transformation. Even the structure of the book is to capitalize on the attention span of those with ADD as each chapter is broken up into short pieces to make its point and then move on to the next one.
Like anyone with ADD, I find that while doing some of the work on my own has been helpful, I definitely need to follow up with some of the "other support people" that the book describes. I might carry through one day or even for a string of days, but can quickly slip back into old, inefficient patterns (that often have been habit forming over a lifetime of being disorganized).
I find that this book is very positive and makes you feel like having ADD can be a strength rather than a weakness.
I hope you find it helpful.
I was pleasantly surprised that the size of the book is larger than many other ADD books and so is the Print itself.
The set up of the book is VERY "ADD Friendly". Main ideas are bulleted and highlighted. There are also review sections at end of each chapter. There are some very useful charts and even some a few pictures of specific organizing tools.
The ideas and suggestion given in this book may be be very helpful to people with ADD. There are some great suggestion that seem too easy to help but as somebody who has used many of them, they do help.
The book seems most helpful for those who have roommates or family to provide support during the process of setting up new systems. Or for those with the money to hire a professional to work with them on this process. I have friends who want to help me make more life more livable but none has the kind of time that this book requires.
I picked up a book called Outwitting Clutter by Bill Adler. It may be simplistic for some of the readers here. I found it very helpful. It's the first book that actually led to organizing action on my part.
Most recent customer reviews
OMG! This book is so, so easy to read and follow. I'm already two-thirds of the way through it in a day and a half. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
Well written. Easy to read and understand. Very helpfulPublished 9 months ago by Jewell or Ben Wolgram
Case Vignettes at the beginning of each section are interesting to read and help you relate to the problem, especially, if you have the same challenges. Read morePublished on Oct. 10 2013 by DP
As an Organizer Method it is a lot easier to apply than other strategies out there. I am more hopeful and forgiving of my organizing attempts now and calmer when certain trials of... Read morePublished on Oct. 1 2013 by Allswell
Concrete suggestions and strategies to deal with my husband's ADD. He is 70 - can you teach an old dog new tricks?Published on Sept. 16 2013 by marcellecoutts
Clear,concise,extremely valid for those of us that have a different brain style.
Awesome,informative and highly practical,useable strategies. Read more
This book has been wonderful in helping me get my life organized in an ADD friendly way! It has many great tips and suggestions. It's an easy read! Read morePublished on Feb. 16 2011 by TA
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