If I happened to stop by, would you be embarrassed?
Do you feel like you never have enough time to keep it even partly clean?
Maybe you have a job or go to school, maybe you have small children. And maybe no one helps.
By the time I had my third child, my oldest was four.
My house looked like a tornado went through it all the time.
My mother (and my husband) couldn't understand why I couldn't keep the laundry caught up and the house in order.
After all, I didn't work.
Oh, and I lost things. Important things.
Once my husband sold one of our cars - luckily it was to his brother - and I couldn't find the title. We had to order another one and wait for it to come.
And we won't even talk about the time I lost the tickets to the circus.
I found a book called "Sidetracked Home Executives: From Pigpen to Paradise".
I must have read that book a hundred times. But even more importantly, I put it to use.
And for the first time ever, I had a clean, organized home.
I even knew where things were.
(To be honest, I've fallen off the wagon a couple of times. When I started working 50+ hour weeks and my youngest was only 3, things sort of fell apart. But once I got back on my system, I was able to pull things together again)
I've been successfully cleaning this way for over 30 years!
Pam and Peggy's book was written a long time ago, and to be honest, I was surprised to still find it on Amazon. (That's an affiliate link up there; if you use it to buy the book, I get a little bonus from Amazon at no extra cost to you.)
Sidetracked Home Executives used a card file and 3 x 5 cards to work their magic.
Today, I've simplified their system, adapted it to fit our ADHD brains, and created a digital outline in an app that you can use to get your home into shape!
I call it From Chaos to Clean.
Let me tell you a little bit more about it:
That sounds like a weird thing to say.
But here's the deal: I know what you're like, because I'm like you.
We have ADHD.
We get excited about something new, something that's going to solve a big problem of ours.
And we jump into it with both feet. We read it in 2 seconds flat.
And we try to implement it.
We really do.
Until (after about two or three tries), it becomes just like all the rest and it doesn't work like it said it would.
But the problem isn't the book or the course or the product we bought.
We have to do the work.
And then do it again. And again.
And again until we get it.
So here's the thing:
I mean really.
Because I've spent more hours and days and months creating this than you will ever know.
I did it for you.
And I don't want you to waste your money (and my time) by buying this if you're really not going to put it to use.
And that means it might take you days and weeks and months of doing it over and over again until you get it. Until it's a habit. Until it works for you.
You see, if you buy it and don't use it, we both lose.
You lose out on an opportunity to learn a new set of skills that might make your life a whole lot better. And even though you pay for it, I lose too.
I might lose you as a reader. I might lose the opportunity to ever help you again.
You might even tell people about how this didn't work for you, and then I could lose my reputation.
So don't buy From Chaos to Clean.
Not unless you're really, really going to use it.
Hi - I'm Brenda and I'm your guide for this course.
I write a blog called An ADD Woman, and I've been doing it for almost 12 years!
I've been studying ADHD for over 30 years, and was diagnosed myself at age 42.
(In case you didn't know, my whole family - me, my husband, and all 3 kids have ADHD. I've learned a lot!)
My blog and I have received many recognitions:
I've consulted with 3 major pharmaceutical companies on ADHD.
I started an ADD Coaching program at Schoolcraft College in Michigan when I was working there. It was funded through the state and the college and was very successful.
I consulted with the staff of the Anderson Cooper Show and have also been mentioned in an article on ADHD in Time Magazine.
And finally, I'm a real person, just like you, trying to figure it all out and keep it together - with ADHD.