We often hear people say in passing "I must have ADHD" when they do something that they think is an ADHD tendency. The reality is that ADHD is different for everyone who has it. Some people with ADHD will have a hard time focusing, some will have a hard time stopping their focus, and most [...]
Do you find yourself constantly opening 20 windows on your computer and flipping between them over and over all day long? It may not feel like you're losing productivity while that's happening, but you could be losing several minutes every day as you bounce around to find what you're looking for. This adds up to [...]
We've all had the problem of creating several versions of a document and then digging through them to find the one we're looking for, right? The best way to solve this is through the use of naming conventions. You need to assign categories, dates, and other specific identifying data to files to easily keep track of [...]
Why do we spring clean our house, our Facebook friends, and our yards but not our technology? We spend time going through paperwork and clothes to get rid of the old and make way for the new, and we should do the same with electronic files (documents, photos, etc.), email and apps. Electronic files Documents: You [...]
This is a question I get asked by almost every client I work with. They want to know if I’ll make them “go electronic.” The answer is that everyone’s needs are different. The first thing I ask clients is “Do you gravitate towards paper” (for calendars, to-do’s, etc.) If the answer is decidedly “yes”, then [...]
Shelly Collins, Productivity + ADHD Coach and founding partner of Gateway Productivity (formerly Gateway Organizers), appeared on the ADHD reWired podcast to discuss organizing techniques for those with ADHD. Listen to the podcast.
So many of us resolve to get organized each year, but it feels impossible to get started. Here are the basic steps that almost every organizer follows, and if you take it slowly, you can make it happen! Have a vision for the space you’re organizing (even your computer). Make sure it’s a realistic vision [...]
After months of work behind the scenes, we are thrilled to introduce you to Gateway Organizers. We are an organizing team founded by three experienced professional organizers, and we want to be your gateway to success! Who is Gateway Organizers? Gateway Organizers is a three partner team: Shannon Tamme (formerly of Shannon Tamme, LLC), Shelly [...]