will provide us with ADD-friendly tips for organization and clutter containment.
is a professional organizer, who became fascinated with clutter ever since her
graduate student days in Seattle when she
helped put herself through school by developing a small housecleaning business.While she
dusted and scrubbed she
had plenty of time to meditate on how people inhabited their spaces, and on how they dealt with their time and possessions.She
learned very quickly that she
was not the only one struggling with clutter and paperwork.
Several years later she
formed a group of women who focused on procrastination, resistance to change, making choices, moving through transitions, and other underlying issues of clutter.Every time she
has offered this class, Carolyn
noticed, it seemed to attract bright, engaging, but also overwhelmed women, who felt ashamed about not having it all together. Eventually Carolyn realized that many of these were women with ADD.Carolyn
will write a regular column on confronting and containing clutter, offering inspiration and guidelines to develop better control over our cluttered and complicated ADD lives.She
invites you to send letters with requests for topics you would like to see her
cover in her
column.You can e-mail Carolyn
To order Carolyn Koehnline's 48 page booklet Confronting your Clutter : Writings to assist in addressing the challenge of physical, mental and emotional clutter, send a check for $ 11.00 to Carolyn Koehnline
, PO Box 6091, Bellingham, WA 98227.