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Post# 427743   6/26/2020 at 23:38 (205 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        

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Do you have a "pattern"? I do, about certain things. For instance, if I have M&Ms, Skittles, etc, I line them up in color groupings. I like to put things in columns. One might call me a "columnist."

Post# 427749 , Reply# 1   6/27/2020 at 07:43 (204 days old) by suckolux (Yuba City, CA)        

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Well of course John! It's almost like you know me!

Post# 427758 , Reply# 2   6/27/2020 at 10:49 (204 days old) by JustJunque (Western MA)        

Oh, yes.
One of mine is that everything with a label has to be faced forward. In the cupboard, the refrigerator, etc.
And all of the cereal boxes on the shelf are arranged by height.
As many "idiosyncrasies" as I have, I'm having trouble thinking of examples!


Post# 427761 , Reply# 3   6/27/2020 at 13:05 (204 days old) by fan-of-fans (USA)        

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I'm the same way with boxes and such in the cabinets all facing the same way and also lined up with oldest date first.

Also all of my yogurt containers I have to have upside down so the expiration date is showing and again lined up in order of date with oldest first.

In my clothes closet I put all my clothes together, like button up shirts, then polos, long sleeve T shirts and thermals, short sleeve T shirts and then tank tops. Though sometimes it goes for a while out of order until I get it sorted out again. Then within groups like t shirts with logos go together, sports team shirts together, etc.

I've never worked in a store but I think I'd enjoy stocking shelves from how I am at home!

Post# 427764 , Reply# 4   6/27/2020 at 14:21 (204 days old) by JustJunque (Western MA)        

I love it. You reminded me of how I hang my shirts. I had forgotten about that.
My bedroom closet is quite small, so all I mainly have in that one is polo shirts.
But, I have them arranged by color, solids vs stripes, etc.
I did briefly work in retail, including an old-school variety store, where the owner wanted everything "faced". I used to think that's where I picked that up, but I was probably already like that, and just fit right in with doing it at work too.


Post# 427766 , Reply# 5   6/27/2020 at 14:27 (204 days old) by kirby519 (Wisconsin)        

I'm another one. I like to put "things with things" and or by shape and size.

Post# 427770 , Reply# 6   6/27/2020 at 16:14 (204 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Well, I feel "better" now.

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One drawer is for white socks, one for colored socks, one for "argyle", (yes, I have THAT many) one drawer for briefs, one boxers, etc.Suits hang perfectly.
Labels face one way, soap faces one way, Lysol cans, etc................I don't have a junk drawer. I put those plastic organizers in the kitchen drawers. BUT, some things are not always in place. Odd, I know,but, hey, we could all be worse, right?

Post# 427792 , Reply# 7   6/28/2020 at 00:45 (204 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
And, I love symmetry

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I like matching things, as a rule. end tables, lamps, etc. Unless, it's a certain, special, unique table, chest, etc.
Then, I 'live on the edge".

Post# 427923 , Reply# 8   6/30/2020 at 06:05 (201 days old) by kirbyklekter (Concord,Ca.)        
And then there is...

The Grand Hoover Staircase!

Post# 427926 , Reply# 9   6/30/2020 at 08:56 (201 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Yes! That.....................STAIRCASE!! lolol

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When I hosted mini meets, I'd have a nice 'array' of uprights on it.
Sometimes they were n 'order', other times,I threw caution to the wind.
I'm thinking about lining it with just all of one model, color, year, or, I may alternate, 69,70,69,70......
It's an 'empty palette". I'm preparing the "cats' apt" A.K.A., The Hoover Gallery, for renovations. Who knows what will happen up there.
It's a world gone mad!!!!!!!!!!

Post# 427929 , Reply# 10   6/30/2020 at 12:09 (201 days old) by texaskirbyguy (Plano, TX)        
Glad we are not the only ones...

Just like many here, I like sorting things by type, color, etc. I also have set routines that save time in my day.

Stuff in the garage I like contained by type and have it labeled. Car parts are sorted for what car they go to. Generic stuff is sorted as that. Kirby parts are sorted in categories, too.

I like to try displaying my collectables in groups which would all be from a certain time period. Of course with limited room, this gets tough. Hard to see a 50's fan next to a 30's radio. lol...

When vacuuming I always start with hose and dusting brushes, using a top-down approach, using one clean brush for upper dust-only areas and another brush for areas down low that may have had food crumbs, dead bugs, etc. After All rooms are done, the floors are done, then the carpet. This makes it easier to not have to change attachments too much, and dust that is knocked down from above has a chance on still getting picked up.

When lawn mowing, I used to alternate patterns, making marks from the wheels create unique patterns in the grass. Now I have one set pattern that I use all the time to get my mowing complete in only 20 minutes or less. After my recent surgery, my neighbor mowed for me and he spent almost an hour since I have so many trees and odd-shaped gardens and buildings.

I sort my clothes in the closet by type, sleeve length, colors, etc. Therefore I know where to go when seeking something.
My ladyfriend, a big vintage clothing collector, takes most of my closet space and my techniques passed on to her as well. First rod, tops - camis, tanks, sleeveless, short sleeve, long sleeve. Then short sleepwear and robes. Other rod is dresses (short, then long), pants, skirts, and long sleepwear and robes. All had solids and prints segregated as well. She did well with color groupings like I did, too.
BUT THEN---- I introduced her to ROY G BIV. She went nuts... I told her I was kidding but no, she was in the closet for hours, hehe... BUT, then she dragged my engineering experience into it. 'Where does black, white, gold, grey and silver fit in?" I regretted starting this, but it was good time together - we figured it all out. So now the closet is a big rainbow of color - beautiful!
She has one separate closet for lame-fabric stuff (pronounced la-may). She tried moving me out due to overcrowding, but no - my paltry six coats stay. :o)

I can go on and on - OCD all the way...

Post# 427931 , Reply# 11   6/30/2020 at 12:22 (201 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
or, if you like alphabetical order

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I've lined up crackers or chips at lunch. I can see people looking, lol. One day, my boss said, "I'm not sueprised anymore about anything you do. I've seen you eat"

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