it's nice to see that there is a community of us dyspraxics that are talking about this kind of stuff.
I was lucky enough for my behaviour to be noticed by the special needs assistant teacher at primary school. I was always wondering the classroom, being disruptive and could never concentrate for more than a few minutes at a time before my mind wandered or I started doing something silly. On the spectrum I come in fairly low being diagnosed with 'dyspraxic tendencies' when I was ten.
These days I have overcome the disruptiveness and making stupid noises in public (although I still sing comedy songs repeatedly to myself at home much to the dismay of my understanding girlfriend).
These days the way it affects me is forgetfulness and my mind becoming overloaded when given a large set of tasks to do. As someone mentioned earlier on this thread, people have tried buying notepads/diaries for me but I forget to write things down in the first place. I can stick to writing things down for a short time but then I just fall out of habit.
I count myself fortunate to have done something about my inability to work in an office environment. For a couple of years after I left university I wound up in those horrible work places to find I was often not trusted with tasks beyond the bare basics of the job while other people moved forward within the business. Getting fired or leaving just before I got fired was commonplace as well as I would often not tell the employer I had the disability for fear of not getting the job. This would usually result in me appearing as slow and dozy as I couldn't keep up with the learning rate of my peers, the usual making daft mistakes repeatedly, turning up late.
Oddly enough as I also have a mild level of asperges I can remember fine details (weather, what shoes or nail varnish people were wearing) from months even years ago about situations/dates but forget things told to me five minutes ago.
As I didn't fit into the office culture (which I have now learnt isn't the place for a dyspraxic unless you have very understanding employers) I retrained and moved into a job that is hands on. I'm now working as a tree surgeon which I find incredibly satisfying and luckily the company I work for, the bosses are very chilled out and patient people.
Generally day to day I will remember where I put things (keys, wallet etc) by having a place in my flat where they 'live' so to speak. I'm sure people without this condition do this as well, it's just a fruit bowl by the front door I put things in on the way in/out so I always see them and therefore don't forget or lose them.
Keeping the place tidy is hard. Our flat is usually a bit of a mess, with this me and my girlfriend (who is also messy) just let it all hang out during the week then blitz the place on a Friday night.
I count myself as incredibly lucky as my girlfriend is so understanding of my condition. She takes care of a lot of things for me like remembering to buy milk for example or reminding me of important dates as she has an amazing memory. I basically use her as a Dictaphone; if I need to remember something important I will just say to her 'oh by the way, I have such and such a thing booked in on this date. Remind me about it a few days beforehand.'
I understand that some people won't have these things at their disposal but I thought I would share anyway