For those living with ADHD, you know it can be difficult just getting out of the house in the morning. ADHD comes with a set of challenges, including (but not limited to) trouble concentrating, being fidgety, acting without thinking, and being unable to sit still. It also means there is often so much going on inside your brain that you can easily become distracted. While it’s manageable with medication and other coping skills, setting yourself up with a good routine at home can make all the difference between a morning spent running around in circles and things running smoothly. One TikToker with ADHD shared her four tips for making things easier at home through home design—these home decor hacks are simple, easy to follow, and can make a big difference.
TikToker The_avantgarde (Julie Sousa) posted the video sharing her tips and tricks, and it’s easy to see why so many people have liked and commented. Her first tip for staying organized is one we can all use—ADHD or not. Instead of throwing clothes (both clean and dirty) on your bedroom chair or floor, buy a two-sided laundry basket. One side is for dirty clothes that need to be washed, and the other is for clean clothes that need to be put away. It makes hectic mornings a little bit easier to manage and you can guarantee you won’t wear yesterday’s socks.
The next tip on Sousa’s list is an easy trick to make sure she takes her vitamins. We’re all guilty of getting to the end of the day and wondering if we remembered to take our daily vitamins. She puts them next to her toothbrush so when she wakes up in the morning, she’ll see them and get an instant reminder to take them before she brushes her teeth.
The next tip is for getting a good night’s rest. Sousa said she uses ambient lighting on either side of her bedroom mirror, in her living room, and near the front door so she can get a good night’s sleep but still have light to find things in a rush.
Finally, and most importantly, establishing one station for keeping the most important items is key. She puts them on hooks on the back of her bedroom door, so she can easily locate keys, wallets, purses, umbrellas, and other items she may need before she leaves the house. This saves time and frustration from wandering around the house trying to locate missing items.
The key to managing some of the stress that comes with ADHD is staying organized and knowing that when you go to look for something, it’s there waiting for you. Following Sousa’s home design tips is a great way to stay on top of things at home and set yourself up to have a good day.
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