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1. Posted by Wocca (Inactive 3745 posts) 11y

Do you believe that every thing has its place in its place? Are you very aware of when something has been moved?

2. Posted by noemagosa (Full Member 355 posts) 11y

haha, not at all !!
I mean, something can change of place, no problem, the problem is when somebody (or even me, myself or I) move that thing and I cannot find it!! And that always happen when I'm in a rush, have to run to catch the bus, or have particularly no time to look for it!!

That said, concerning music and the times when I was preparing concerts or recitals, I tend to be quite perfectionist (one is never ready enough to show off the best of him/herself...)

So I guess, we all have our little speciality field! ;)

3. Posted by Cupcake (Travel Guru 8468 posts) 11y

Quoting Wocca

Do you believe that every thing has its place in its place? Are you very aware of when something has been moved?

With every fiber of my being-YES!

4. Posted by Brendan (Respected Member 1824 posts) 11y

depends on the context, but generally no.

5. Posted by s0f (Full Member 163 posts) 11y

YES!!! I am the first (usually the only) person to pick up on things that have changed/been moved/been touched etc...

I think it has to do with trust issues I have stemming back to my teen years when my mum would go through my schoolbag and read my diary.

I've developed a sense of knowing when something has changed or something is up. I don't know if it's about being a perfectionist but I am one of those as well...

If I believe something is not being done right then I'll take over and do it myself. I can spend hours longer than anyone else on a particular project because I think it needs to be done perfectly. I am pendantically (sp?) organized as well.

I think I'm slightly insane.

6. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 11y

People who are uber fussy and tidy about their house and personal belongings dont believe those of us who claim that we too have our own order within our chaos.

I'm not immediately aware that something has been moved because my things do not have specific "homes" but in my head I have a pretty good idea of the general area where I have left things.

I grew up in a house where you had to take your shoes off going into every room. My Mum was neurotic about housework. I think that's why I'm a bit untidy

7. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 11y

Quoting samsara2

People who are uber fussy and tidy about their house and personal belongings dont believe those of us who claim that we too have our own order within our chaos.

I'm not immediately aware that something has been moved because my things do not have specific "homes" but in my head I have a pretty good idea of the general area where I have left things.

I grew up in a house where you had to take your shoes off going into every room. My Mum was neurotic about housework. I think that's why I'm a bit untidy

I'm very much like Eve. There's a certain organization to the chaos and I can usualy put my hands on a needed item very quickly. I created the chaos so I understand it. I'm picky about certain things like kitchen utensils being on the correct drawer, but only because I use them and hate looking for them.

My mother was also a neat freak, with everything in it's place, no exception. I work within the "ebb & flow" theory - everything shifts position regularly, but I know where it went.

Quoting soapsuds

I think it has to do with trust issues I have stemming back to my teen years when my mum would go through my schoolbag and read my diary.

Mothers have a habit of doing that, don't they!! I would change my hiding place every day. It didn't always work - one day I found it with the lock broken though in the place I had stowed it away. I stopped keeping a diary after that.

8. Posted by Cupcake (Travel Guru 8468 posts) 11y

That is awful, for both of you. I can't believe your mothers did that!
I am a neat freak...but I have decluttered in the past few years like you wouldn't believe. I probably have 1/10 of the possessions that I used to have. Stuff is just stuff...If something isn't used on a regular basis..OUT it goes...clothes don't get worn in the past 6-8 months OUT they go. BUT...my kids rooms are their rooms. I tell them no dishes piling up in there and make sure your dirty clothes are in the hamper. Other than that their rooms are off limits to me.

I am not saying I wouldn't pry...they have just given me no reason to suspect anything. Maybe I am just lucky??

9. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 11y

hey joz!

I'm laughing here because "declutter" is my Mum's buzz-word - she's always giving me magazine articles on how to "declutter my life" (now that would be a mammoth task!

I kind of like clutter as long as it doesnt get out of control. There is a certain comfort factor to your belongings...well, to my belongings, I mean. Dont get me wrong, I'm not much of a materialist, but I have certain things that I like around me...like my stacks of books in my bedroom or little trinkets or weird objects that I picked up on my travels...or my photos....stuff like that....If I let my Mum at them all, she'd bin them in favour of minimalism!

10. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 11y

I like my clutter too. There are times it gets out of control and then it's time to "bin" things. People love coming to our house - they think of it as a museum with ever changing exhibits. Besides, we have painted each room with a different theme and pseudo-murals on walls, doors, etc. It's a very ecclectic (or eccentric) place.

Most of our friends are minimalists and see this place as a cleaning nightmare. Well, it's my nightmare and it doesn't keep me awake at night. When we finally find a new place to live, then the "binning" will have to start, but until then...