ADHD Specialist

Discover an ADHD-friendly Approach

When you welcome a professional organizer into your home, you won’t just be freeing yourself from clutter. You’ll also learn how to organize while receiving coaching along the way. This way, you learn the patterns that get in the way of getting things done.

I recognize there’s a reason behind every home organization problem. Whether things just got too out of hand and you can’t catch up, or an attention disorder is at odds with your organization goals, Order in the House is here to leave a lasting impression.

Does any of this sound familiar?

  • Trying all of the popular organizing and time management strategies, only to end up more frustrated than you were before
  • Wondering if you could have occasional amnesia, because you just can’t figure out how you manage to accomplish so little every day
  • Procrastinating so much you’re always apologizing for being late
  • Being teased by friends and family when you mention a new idea and they bring up the dozens of ideas and projects you’ve never completed
  • Feeling embarrassed when people are coming over because of all the clutter strewn about your home and office
  • Seeing big goals go unfulfilled year after year, buried by the challenges of day-to-day life

You’re not alone

There are biological differences in the brains of people with ADHD that automatically make organization and time management difficult at best.

A point of clarification about the language I’m using regarding ADHD vs. ADD…

Both ADD and ADHD are considered subtypes of the same condition and the same diagnosis, according to the DSM-5. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is the preferred medical term for the biologically based neurological condition that was once called ADD (Attention deficit disorder). It’s symptoms fall into with one of three quantifying subtypes:

  • Primarily Inattentive
  • Primarily Hyperactive-Impulsive
  • or Combined

You’ll notice I try and just use the term ADHD now.

Regardless of your subtype or how your ADHD presents — The good news is there IS hope! Your ADHD doesn’t just provide challenges; it gives you unique talents and capabilities as well. We will harness those qualities to craft strategies that fit you like a leather glove.

Wake up to a neat, organized home every day and reach your goals with ease.

A passion for helping those with ADHD

Some of my greatest joys have come from working as a coach with clients who have ADHD. Our sessions are often filled with stories, creativity and laughter as we work together to design the perfect solutions for them.

I’ve taken more than 150 hours of training with the Institute for Challenging Disorganization (ICD) on Chronic Disorganization, which focuses on the particular needs of people with ADHD. I love staying up-to-date on ADHD research. I have the latest information and strategies to help you better accomplish your goals.

I’ve also trained in a comprehensive coach training program – Coach Approach for Organizers – which is accredited by the International Coach Federation. I use what I learned to get better results. I am trained to listen for critical insights and keep you motivated throughout the process. I am specifically trained in coaching ADHD clients.

Even more important, I’m practiced at pulling answers out of you, rather than pushing them onto you. That makes a BIG difference because the more involved you are in designing the solutions, the more effective they’ll be and the more likely you are to keep using them.

So there’s no need to worry—no matter how “bad” you think you are at staying organized and managing time, I’m sure I can help!

“Two dear friends gave me the most amazing gift—two days with a professional organizer/coach Deb Zechini. I have very bad ADD, which makes it challenging to create order in my life and home. Dear Deb was brave enough to enter my home with the right tools & skills and worked her magic. We purged, tossed, filed, and called 1–800–GOT–JUNK. My house is more of a sanctuary than it has ever been. I can now focus on my health rather than the hotspots in my home.” — Heidi T.

How You Will Benefit

Just getting started organizing is hard for those with ADHD because the more clutter you have, the more overwhelmed you get. You may try to escape it by immersing yourself in TV, leaving the house, gluing yourself to the computer, or even holing up in the one room that’s “not so bad.” But it just becomes a vicious cycle because avoiding the clutter only leads to more clutter–and overwhelm!

Staying focused on the organizing project is tough too because your brain is wired to react more strongly to impulses, moods, and other stimulating distractions like a ringing phone. I understand these tendencies and have a toolbox of creative strategies to keep you focused on the task at hand.

Let’s work together to get organized, doing things like:

  • Springing to the finish line
  • Turning the project into a game
  • Turning on music to have some fun
  • Dividing the project into “micro-moments”