Hi @ConfusedbutADHDandLD , thank you for the welcome.
I just learnt about this forum today and when I read this post and saw you talking about boxes I just had to sign up and share my “boxes”.
They work great for me and I wonder why it took 32 years and a ADHD Diagnosis to accept that I will never be able to put everything back where it belongs immediately, neatly folded and perfectly organised. I’m working on it and am improving but I’m quite convinced this will never come very easily to me.
I also love your idea with the sections! Break a big task up in multiple easy and short tasks.
@shep I totally understand the let me put it here for now, I have the same problem But the boxes motivate me a lot more to put the things away when I see them laying around later, since it only takes a couple of seconds.
Just grab everything and dump it in the box.
Since the box is a unit with things I use at the same time, the many small items kind of become one item. So I’m not putting away shoes, clothes, towel, gear, shower items, and other knick-knack, I’m putting away my climbing unit, which to my brain is one thing.
Bonus: If you have a car and are really really running late, you can just put the whole box in the trunk and you have everything you need
About duplicates: My coach recently explained to me that a lot of her patients with ADHD (including me ) tend to go overboard with what actually is a great idea. It’s great to hang a post-it note to remind you of something but if you write one for everything and then have 20 post-it notes hanging, the purpose is lost.
I guess it’s the same with duplicates. If you have a hat at home and a duplicate at work like @shep, that works great. If you have a ton of hairbrushes like @ConfusedbutADHDandLD probably not so much, because where you put your brush isn’t as important anymore, because that specific brush (or hair ties for me ) is not as important anymore.