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Saturday, August 27, 2011

OCD or just Neat and Organized.

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My husband says I have OCD tendencies. He says this because I like my towels folded a certain way in the linen closet, because I have my cupboards and pantry organized by categories and items. I have a baking cupboard, I have a canned goods cupboard, with food organized by item. Beans in one row, tomatoes in another. Jams in one, soups in another. YouIMG_4429 get the idea.
I like my closets neat and orderly. Everthing has a home and a place, and it makes sense, at least to me. It makes my life easier. I now instantly by opening a cupboard what I need when I go grocery shopping. This alleviates stress for me. I hate grocery shopping. I am not very good at meal planning, nor am I consistent at it. So how does someone like me who eats Real Food manage? I have a basic list. I replenish my pantry on a regular basis. I simply look to see what is empty, after checking the list on the white board in the kitchen.  My husband grew up in a house where appearances matter, but what things looked like in closets did not. It was a if the door is closed no one will see it, so it does not matter.
In my world I like things neat and orderly. However having children has gotten me off track. Funny how that happens. It took my highly structured tendencies and relaxed them. So if anything after being a mother for 13 plus years I am more laid back then I was before, or am I really? Maybe I have been bottling up my tendencies all this time, just a couple of days ago I went in my son’s room (age 7) and reorganzied and sorted through his toys, storing some of them.

editors note- for some reason I already had this picture, the top shelf is not organized because it is over flow. That is because, I can’t reach the top shelf without a stool.

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