Ah, you left the house without that package you wanted to send... again. Oh well, maybe you will remember it next time. Pause. What if you had a spot right by the door where you place the package right when you're done preparing it?

Let's look into the idea of creating a 'launch pad' by your door where you can get ready before you head out for the day. It might just save you from running around the house trying to remember everything you need to gather before leaving.

Living with ADHD can present unique challenges in organizing daily routines and managing time effectively. Leaving the house on time can become overwhelming, leading to frustration and stress. By implementing this key strategy and creating a designated space such as a "launch pad" by the door, you can greatly simplify your daily routines and ensure you have everything you need before heading out.

Here are some tips for doing just that:

Embracing the Launch Pad Concept: A launch pad is a designated area near the door that serves as a central hub for organizing and storing essential items required before leaving the house. It acts as a visual reminder and a tangible system that helps you remember important tasks and collect necessary items before heading out. The launch pad serves as a powerful tool for promoting organization, reducing stress, and facilitating smoother transitions.

Choosing the Right Location: Selecting an appropriate location for the launch pad is crucial. Ideally, it should be near the primary exit that you use. The area should be easily accessible and highly visible to ensure that it catches your attention and serves as a reminder when leaving. Common locations include an entryway table, a dedicated shelf, or a wall-mounted organizer near the door. Bigger items like parcels can be placed on the floor, so it's twice as rewarding when taking them out and "tidying" the floor at the same time.

Components of a Launch Pad:

Key Hooks: Install sturdy hooks to hang keys, ensuring they are always accessible and in a designated spot. Consider using colorful keychains or labels to make them easily identifiable.

Bag or Backpack Area: Dedicate a space for bags, backpacks, purses, or briefcases. Use hooks, cubbies, or designated shelves to keep these items organized and readily available.

Personal Items: Allocate specific compartments or trays for personal belongings like wallets, cell phones, sunglasses, and any other items frequently used while leaving the house.

Refill Bin: Having a designated area to place items that you need more of can really help. Leave that box of cereal you love or the empty milk container and throw it away when you come back through the door with its refill.

Charging Station: Set up a designated area with chargers and cables to ensure electronic devices are fully charged before heading out. This helps prevent the frustration of leaving with a dead battery.

Organizational Strategies:

Visual Cues: Utilize visual cues such as color-coded labels, pictures, or reminders to help yourself remember the sequence of tasks or items to collect before leaving.

Routines and Checklists: Establish a consistent routine with Brili for using the launch pad. Try following a step-by-step checklist to ensure that nothing is forgotten.

Minimize Clutter: Keep the launch pad area clutter-free to avoid overwhelming yourself. Regularly declutter and organize the space to maintain its effectiveness.

Additional Tips and Considerations:

Customize the Launch Pad: Tailor the launch pad to suit your specific needs and preferences. It should be a reflection of your unique routine and must-have items.

Flexibility and Adaptability: Be open to modifying the launch pad over time based on the changes needed. What works today may need adjustments in the future as routines and requirements evolve.

Creating a launch pad by the door is a practical and effective strategy to streamline your daily routines and minimize stress when leaving the house. By implementing this simple organizational tool you might just remember that package next time. We like your odds!