Ways to make yourself OCD

I am aware this is a very real and serious disorder.  I know people who have this who swear that they just “love to organize,” yeah, to death.  However, I’m not making fun of them, but I am going to tell you that I am definitely not clinically OCD, but I am clean, organized and I enjoy any excuse to buy cute organizational crap.  I am not a hoarder. I am an organized hoarder.

Just kidding, I’m a crazy purger but I do like having every thing in its place.

Anyway, after replacing and organizing this weekend – it is definitely spring cleaning in my life, I have realized what the culprit was that started this insane nonsense.  It all started with a Martha Stewart magazine.  Go figure.

Here are some ways to make yourself OCD:

  1. First, buy The Best of Martha Stewart Living – Organizing 2012 magazine at the grocery store to get ideas, then realize you need to organize every part of your house, so then you make a list of some of her suggested items she gave in the magazine and then,
  2. Visit Staples and load up on all Martha Stewart Home Office accessories, including the Avery ElastiNote Tags for all of your cords, chalkboard labels and proceed to label every single one of your bins including the storage bins with the new labels,
  3. Then visit the Container Store online’s site to buy 5 hooks to install behind closet doors to hang more bags, medicine cabinet organizers, magnet hooks for behind the medicine cabinet, and realize you need more organizing bins to organize your stuff and put more stickers on,
  4. Which then leads you to examine your closet and want to go to Bed Bath and Beyond to buy chrome hangers for your skirts so they don’t touch the floor any longer,
  5. Then you decide hey, why not organize the storage room more and buy more 4-shelf steel shelving units from The Home Depot,
  6. Then you see random unmatched boxes so you decide to go to Staples and order not only the Velcro Brand Reusable Ties, Black & Gray 50/Pack and decide to “tie” every one of your cords around the home with them, but also buy four plastic hinged  file boxes with lids so you can stack them and put on those Martha Stewart chalkboard labels that were seen in the Martha Stewart Organizing magazine you bought.

Oh sure, it starts with $9.95 to get organized.

Diana Elizabeth says by the way, The Container Store is having their Spring Organization Sale until May 6.  Eeek!

Diana Elizabeth is an author, photographer, and obsessive thrift shopper. You can typically find her in the garden wrist deep in dirt, at a local estate sale or planning her next epic party. She continues to blog weekly.



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