Do you find yourself asking this question a lot? Is it usually while you're running around your house frantically clawing through piles of stuff while keeping one eye on a clock seemingly ticking away the time at a breakneck pace while the chronological window in which you have to leave your house and still get to work on time (barring the teeniest bit of traffic) is closing like an ancient stone gate in an Indiana Jones movie?
ADHD or not, I know there a tons of folks with the same issue. As I type this blog post there is someone right now looking for their keys, remote control, cell phone, other shoe or ADHD meds.
I found a great solution for my key dillemma and it's worked pretty well. It comes courtesy of organizing expert, Andrew Mellen, and his audiobook "Unstuff Your Life!". Andrew's rule is "One Home for Everything," which basically means, relating to keys, if you're not using them they should live in one place. So if your looking for them there should only be one place to go.
Sounds nice, but will it work for someone with ADHD? Mr. Mellon says yes, but I decided to try it and see.
First, I needed key receptacles. The had to be easy to use, stylish and of course, affordable. And I needed two.
I found these on etsy and I fell in love...
but they were sold out. Photo via.
So I decided to make my own version with these bowls from Ikea. I chose Lilac for mine (naturally) and blue for my boy. Inspired by this post I found via Pinterest I used a sharpie to write mine and Ed's name on the bowls and baked them for 30 minutes at 350˚. It makes the ink permanent.
You try it and let me know what if it works for you.
By the way: Here's another his & her key holder idea I thought was cool:
That's all for now.
Thanks for tuning in.
Until Next Time...
Keep Adding Bliss!