1. Ipheuria's Avatar
    So I'm wondering just how OCD are other people? Put up your OCD habits and even screenshots if you want. Lets see what common traits emerge.

    My closet is organized by color and in the following way winter clothes- left side, t-shirts and jeans, casual clothes, dress clothes

    All towels must be in the center of whatever it is hanging on. All cloths in my house must be wrinkle and line free. I iron my table cloths, shower curtains, towels, sheets, hand towels.

    I re-read text messages, forum posts, emails, etc. to correct spelling mistakes.

    My emails, files, photos, etc are all organized by some type of system ie. date, color, occasion, etc. (screenshot to follow)

    I have to do all or nothing. So if I'm going to sync my iPhone I check for updates on my Mac, iTunes, iPhone and iPad. Then I check for new podcasts, then sync iPhone, then iPad.

    My iPhone has an Otterbox Defender case. I clean it once a week, I have white cloth gloves to handle the phone outside the case
    08-04-2011 06:05 PM
  2. Fausty82's Avatar
    My biggest OCD issues are based on household items.

    • Toilet paper MUST roll off the holder over the top (not under from the back side of the roll).
    • When the mini blinds are closed in the evening, they have to be closed "up" meaning that if you stand immediately in front of the closed blinds and look out, you must be looking down at the ground not up at the sky.
    • Where ever there are multiple light switches together they must me "uniform". If there are 2 switches, the must both be on/off in the same position. If there are 3 switches they must be either all the same or in a pattern - left/right must be the same and the middle one can match or not.


    After rereading this, not sure if I'm OCD or just anal.
    Last edited by Fausty82; 08-04-2011 at 09:35 PM.
    08-04-2011 06:48 PM
  3. accessoriesguy's Avatar
    check that my car is locked no matter how well i remember locking it !!!
    It annoys even me!
    08-04-2011 07:09 PM
  4. Ham Solo's Avatar
    I wouldn't even know where to begin. :o
    08-04-2011 07:27 PM
  5. BLiNK's Avatar
    ^LMAO

    well.. for starters at night i will check my alarm clock, during the week, 3-5 times. make sure it is indeed ON, is it set correctly? time? AM? been doing this for years. just part of life haha

    more to come!
    08-04-2011 08:44 PM
  6. Alli's Avatar
    I only check my alarm clock once...but I have 3 set, cause one might fail.

    I wake up extra early so I can show up early - not just on time. If I don't get where I'm going at least 15 minutes early I feel late.

    I have parked in the same spot at work for 16 years - we don't have assigned spots, and I'm the first one there so I have my pick. I am a creature of habit.

    The key has to be on the hook by the door, and the door is deadbolted when it's closed, whether I'm in or out.

    Yea...I could go on, too.
    08-04-2011 10:06 PM
  7. BrindawithanI's Avatar
    I will remove staples from files at work and re-staple with the flat side of the staple on the outside of the file. (keeps my hands from getting sliced!) I also take everything out of the files and make all of the papers uniform. :facepalm:

    Not so OCD at home because it's fighting a losing battle with a husband and 2 kids. Although, i will periodically double check cabinets and drawers to make sure everything is in it's proper place... That is to say, on the RARE occasion that anyone else bothers to put anything away.
    08-04-2011 10:19 PM
  8. Ipheuria's Avatar
    wow so cool I do ALL of those things. I can't wait to get home and post the screen shot of my GMail labels lol
    08-04-2011 10:19 PM
  9. verwon's Avatar
    Tooooo long of a list!


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    08-04-2011 10:21 PM
  10. BrindawithanI's Avatar
    Oh and the tp thing too. Not just at home either! LOL!!
    08-04-2011 10:25 PM
  11. Ipheuria's Avatar
    stop with the cop out too long of a list the thread sucks if there is nothing in it share people.
    08-05-2011 12:06 AM
  12. Ipheuria's Avatar
    Ok so here are screenshots of my GMail labels that I use to organize my emails. I never have more than 3-5 emails in my inbox and then I start to organize them by labels. Sorry it might be a little long











    08-05-2011 12:11 AM
  13. fmflex's Avatar
    My biggest OCD issues are based on household items.

    • Toilet paper MUST roll off the holder over the top (not under from the back side of the roll).
    • When the mini blinds are closed in the evening, they have to be closed "up" meaning that if you stand immediately in front of the closed blinds and look out, you must be looking down at the ground not up at the sky.
    • Where ever there are multiple light switches together they must me "uniform". If there are 2 switches, the must both be on/off in the same position. If there are 3 switches they must be either all the same or in a pattern - left/right must be the same and the middle one can match or not.


    After rereading this, not sure if I'm OCD or just anal.
    Holly cow batman! The first two, my wife has as well. I thought she was the only one. Lol. Honestly the toilet paper bothers me. I prefer it the other way. Blinds don't care.

    Someone else also mentioned the car locking. That's me! I lock my car like 4 or 5 times as I walk away. Don't know why. Just can't help it.
    08-05-2011 12:40 AM
  14. Fausty82's Avatar
    One more... I check the mailbox twice... I stick the key in, open the box, pull out the mail. Close the box, then open it and check one more time to make sure I didn't leave anything in the box.
    08-05-2011 02:10 AM
  15. BrindawithanI's Avatar
    Ok so here are screenshots of my GMail labels that I use to organize my emails. I never have more than 3-5 emails in my inbox and then I start to organize them by labels. Sorry it might be a little long
    Hahaha! My boss HATES me because I do this!! He has 4000+ emails just sitting in his inbox. My co-worker has multiple screens on her desktop because she keeps EVERYthing on it versus folders... Drives me nuts!!!
    08-05-2011 07:17 AM
  16. Alli's Avatar
    Hahaha! My boss HATES me because I do this!! He has 4000+ emails just sitting in his inbox. My co-worker has multiple screens on her desktop because she keeps EVERYthing on it versus folders... Drives me nuts!!!
    OMG That drives me insane! Our librarian has never installed a program that she didn't put a shortcut on her desktop, or saved a file anywhere but...the desktop. I'm not sure why she bothers with wallpaper, cause you can't see it through the icons! I freaked her out once by hiding all the icons. She hasn't a clue how to use the Start button on Windows to get to anything.

    Ipheuria has the right idea with Gmail labels. Everything must get sorted. (Although I dare say, I've never seen that many labels! I don't get that much email!)
    08-05-2011 08:40 AM
  17. Ipheuria's Avatar
    OMG That drives me insane! Our librarian has never installed a program that she didn't put a shortcut on her desktop, or saved a file anywhere but...the desktop. I'm not sure why she bothers with wallpaper, cause you can't see it through the icons! I freaked her out once by hiding all the icons. She hasn't a clue how to use the Start button on Windows to get to anything.

    Ipheuria has the right idea with Gmail labels. Everything must get sorted. (Although I dare say, I've never seen that many labels! I don't get that much email!)
    LOL it bothers me if I see more than 3 emails in my inbox. So about 20% of those labels have only 1-10 emails.

    Tell me about the screen full of icons and files, working in IT I see that every freaking day. I have many users with 10GB desktops because of all the files they store there. I tell them over and over that it can become corrupt from such a large size and it makes Windows open so much slower but do they listen NOO not until their profile becomes corrupt I've seen icons organized in boxes, spirals, pacman eating pellets(that one was pretty cool).

    The toilet paper and the blinds I'm the total opposite the roll has to go downward and the blinds have to close downward it just feels like that's the right way to me LOL.
    08-05-2011 09:34 AM
  18. BrindawithanI's Avatar
    Ipheuria...I really didn't consider myself "all that" OCD until you started this thread....thanks buddy! :facepalm:
    08-05-2011 09:58 AM
  19. Fausty82's Avatar
    Ipheuria...I really didn't consider myself "all that" OCD until you started this thread....thanks buddy! :facepalm:
    No kidding. This thread is a real eye-opener...
    08-05-2011 10:03 AM
  20. Ipheuria's Avatar
    Hey atleast we all have company Besides it's fun seeing the things others obsess over.
    08-05-2011 11:20 AM
  21. Alli's Avatar
    And the toilet paper thing? I have even changed the roll when I'm at other people's homes just so it hangs over, rather than under.

    Blinds? I don't want people outside to be able to look up into my house, so they go down. Although I largely solved that issue by installing vertical blinds.
    08-05-2011 11:54 AM
  22. Fausty82's Avatar
    And the toilet paper thing? I have even changed the roll when I'm at other people's homes just so it hangs over, rather than under.

    Blinds? I don't want people outside to be able to look up into my house, so they go down. Although I largely solved that issue by installing vertical blinds.
    Yeah, I've done the switch-a-roo with the TP in other people's houses, too.

    On the blinds, my thinking is that if they're going to stand against my window and look in, let 'em see the ceiling. It's very nice shade of white. I don't want them looking down to see my stuff.
    08-05-2011 11:57 AM
  23. grunt0300's Avatar
    Wow, a shrink would have a field day with this forum. A built-in client base for sure. I, on the other hand, have no problems, and i'll kill anyone who says that i do!
    08-06-2011 11:33 AM
  24. BrindawithanI's Avatar
    I don't want them looking down to see my stuff.
    "Man, that water's cold... and deep too!" Say the two men peeing off the side of the ship.

    Wow, a shrink would have a field day with this forum. A built-in client base for sure. I, on the other hand, have no problems, and i'll kill anyone who says that i do!
    Looooool!!! But is it really US who have the problem?! I think not!
    Last edited by BrindawithanI; 08-06-2011 at 12:55 PM.
    08-06-2011 12:51 PM
  25. Ipheuria's Avatar
    Yeah, I've done the switch-a-roo with the TP in other people's houses, too.

    On the blinds, my thinking is that if they're going to stand against my window and look in, let 'em see the ceiling. It's very nice shade of white. I don't want them looking down to see my stuff.
    you guys switch the roll lol I thought I had a problem when I ironed my best friend's tablecloth before we ate. Everyone was looking for me they walk into the kitchen as I finished ironing lol
    08-07-2011 12:49 PM
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