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Cleaning with ADHD or Autism: My Top 3 Resources

If you’re overwhelmed at home, please know that cleaning with ADHD or autism isn’t straightforward. There are a lot of neurodivergent people who struggle with organizing because the systems that work for most neurotypical people don’t usually work for us. Here are some resources that I’d recommend for getting organized with ADHD or autism (and of course we’re always happy to help you develop specific goals and accountability too!)

First of all, have you checked out our blog? Sophia and Caden have put together some amazing resources, including:

Still need support? Check out these other amazing resources!

(Affiliate statement: I’m recommending these resources because I’ve actually used them and found them helpful myself. If you click on one of our affiliate links (like Amazon or Bookshop) and make a purchase, we may receive a commission for referring you.)

1. Unf*ck Your Habitat

unfuck your habitat adhd autistic cleaningThis resource was originally put together for drastically overwhelmed neurodivergent folks and is an excellent place to start. I especially recommend their mini-challenges and/or their “emergency” cleaning method as great ways to get something done you can feel good about as you get on the road to routine. Learn more at, or check out the book on Amazon or Bookshop.


2. Judith Kolberg

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Judith Kolberg is credited with launching an entire field of professional organizing specifically dedicated to addressing the needs of individuals who are challenged by chronic disorganization (CD). She’s a professional organizer who’s worked on cleaning methods with lots of ADHD people and has written a few manuals on organizing for neurodivergent brains. I especially recommend Conquering Chronic Disorganization (Amazon) and/or ADD-Friendly Ways to Organize Your Life (Amazon or Bookshop), whatever’s easier to get into your hands/ears.


3. KC Davis

KC Davis is a licensed professional counselor, author, speaker, and the person behind the mental health platform Struggle Care. We love her TEDx talk here:

We strongly recommend her book, How to Keep House While Drowning: A Gentle Approach to Cleaning and Organizing which is written in a neurodivergent-friendly style and has cheat sheets specifically for ADHD and autistic readers. Buy on Amazon or Bookshop.


What are your favorite cleaning or organization resources for neurodivergent people? Leave recommendations in the comments!

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