Monday, February 02, 2009

Adult ADHD Tip: Lost Your Keys Again?

Few things are more stressful than running out the door (late as usual...), only to realize you have misplaced your keys, again. Or worse yet, you are running out the door (late as usual...), only to realize you have locked your keys inside the car (again) and have misplaced the second set.

It is a rare adult ADDer who goes an extended time without playing the "Where are my keys?" game. Most play this game on a regular basis. The best way to stop playing this game is to make duplicates or triplicates of all keys.

Carry a duplicate car key in your wallet, separate from your key ring. Leave another spare car key with someone who is generally available. Bury a house key in a secret spot near the house. Better yet, avoid the house key issue altogether by installing keyless door locks. Keyless entries are reasonable in price and often offer a higher measure of security over keyed entries.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I clean and organize for a wonderful lady that suffers with adult add. She has played the hide and seek game over keys, purse, etc. Everything she needs (essentially) to walk out the door. So we made her a "special spot" ( a little table) near the door, a convenient location for when she comes in (and this can amount to multiple times a day) to place those items. It only took twice, from then on it had become a habit. We are working on the putting everything away that you bring home issue now. I have faith that she will adapt and overcome this obstacle as well.