Do you walk in a room to organize and find yourself paralyzed and overwhelmed?
Do you find yourself spending money on organizing solutions that don’t work?
Do you feel like you put in effort but never make any progress?
Or maybe you know exactly what you want to do, and yet for some reason, you just can’t get started.
Organizing isn’t easy. And having ADHD doesn’t make it any easier.
But it doesn’t have to be impossible.
If you have ADHD and you’ve been struggling with organization, it doesn’t mean there’s something wrong with you. It just means it’s time to try working with your brain instead of against it. That means:
- Understanding how your mind works
- Recognizing your strengths and weaknesses
- Finding the strategies that work for you
About the author:
In her latest book, Lisa Woodruff explores the executive functions of the mind that directly affect your ability to organize your home: flexible thinking, working memory, self-monitoring, task initiation, planning, and organization. Along the way, she provides tips and strategies for overcoming obstacles—tools you can use to get the organized house you’ve been dreaming of.
A professional organizer, productivity coach, and former teacher, Lisa Woodruff knows that organization is more than just 15-minute daily tasks or cute ways to use fun containers. She’s successfully parented, taught, and professionally organized people who struggle with ADHD, and she has been able to help hundreds of women in Cincinnati, Ohio—and thousands of women around the world—get their homes organized and keep them that way.
How does someone without ADHD write a book that is completely relatable to those who have it? She gives clear explanations, real-world examples, and a solution or resource on just about every page. When an organized person wants to help disorganized people, we need to get fluent in their language. And there are a thousand dialects of the language of the disorganized.The language of the person with ADHD who struggles with executive function and organization are on every page of this book.
Lisa Woodruff makes it very clear that she does not have ADHD, but has been surrounded by it throughout her life and careers in service to others, and finding ways to help those with ADHD move forward. This immersion, and helping understand challenges and collaborate to develop solutions has led to this easy to read, easy to use book. Lisa offers clarity, support and guidance to help her readers take a step back, consider what progress would look like, and take action to tackle the areas in their home that have left them feeling defeated.
Oh, and here’s the real secret: Even if you don’t have ADHD but struggle with organization, you’ll learn plenty reading this book!
As a professional organizer, I plan on sharing this with my ADHD clients, so that they may have access to the understanding, ideas and resources that this book brings.
Kathy Vines, Certified Professional Organizer®, Clever Girl Organizing
Clearing clutter and getting organized are healthy goals for millions of homeowners, as it can not only reduce stress, but generally help your home life run more smoothly. But for those with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), it can be an overwhelming and emotional struggle.
In “How ADHD Affects Home Organization,” professional organizer Lisa Woodruff explores the executive functions of the mind that directly affect one’s ability to organize the home: Flexible thinking, working memory, self-monitoring, task initiation, planning and organization. Along the way, she provides tips and strategies for overcoming obstacles — tools you can use to get the organized house of your dreams.
Published in May, Woodruff’s book appears to have struck a chord with readers. The Kindle version is the No. 1 Best Seller in Do-It-Yourself Home Improvement on Amazon, where it also ranks among the Top 20 Most Wished-For titles. In addition, the Audible audiobook edition currently sits at No. 2 on the list of Top 20 New Releases. It has earned five-star reviews from 90 percent of Amazon customers, with one stating that it “reaches far beyond just helping people with ADHD.”
Anne Hammock, Book of the Week, The Florida Times-Union