How extreme are you when it comes to organizing?

I am a very neat, organized, efficient type of person. I have had positive and negative comments from people about these traits. For example " Why do you fold your socks and underwear?" or " Please come to my house and show me how you can fix my closet mess!"
Are you a neat freak?
  7 answers
  • Lucy Marie Bernier Lucy Marie Bernier on Feb 05, 2017
    What's wrong with folding socks and underwear? I do too! Hobby Lobby on occasion have these storage boxes. Pretty colors. I put sweaters in there. Paper boxes decorate them in a color you want. Neat and tidy. Double your hanging buy using soda tabs on the metal clothes hangers. Need more ideas , just drop me a line...
    • Jennifer Jennifer on Feb 05, 2017
      "What do you mean, you don't fold your socks and underwear? I thought everybody did!" I have seen some of my friends bedrooms and I was way wrong. Even my trash is neat and tidy.
      I reuse, re-purpose and re-design with almost anything and try very hard not to waste stuff. I also purge once a year and give to a local church that helps the homeless.
      Everything has a place and everything in it's place.
  • Hillela G. Hillela G. on Feb 05, 2017
    I always wish that I was more naturally neat. My cycle is a slow mess that grows for no more than 2 or 3 days and then a big, perfect clean. As if it was always that way. At least I don't let it get too bad...
    • Jennifer Jennifer on Feb 05, 2017
      Well I don't if it is natural, I think of it as being more logical. Beside all that, my mother drilled it into my head growing up!
  • Janet Laughlin Janet Laughlin on Feb 05, 2017
    I to am a neat organizer, I use two drawers in my lingerie cabinet one for wired bra one for the other. dark socks in one drawer, mixed colors for another.same for underwear, cotton in one, polyester in another. I like everything in it's place. that's just me.
    • Jennifer Jennifer on Feb 05, 2017
      I also color coordinate all clothing, switch out for different seasons, can't stand stuff just sitting on a side table that I think doesn't belong there.
      Always use coasters and bottom sheets must be folded not rolled up in a ball and always cleanup your mess when you are finished. Again just logical.
  • Sandra Allen Sandra Allen on Feb 05, 2017
    I too hate clutter. If I put things back I know where they are when I need them.

    Recently, I decided to move back to where I moved from to be closer to my kids and people more like me.
    In trying to "unclutter" and still keep some things, I found that boxes, basket and tins that keep things I want to save do a great job. It's out of site "and" out of mind but never gone. Instead of having 100 of my collections, I now show about 20 and 80 is tucked away ready to move.

    A messy desk is a real bane to me, too. I have things in wooden organizers and bins on top of my work table (just a table no drawers). I find the little plastic drawer units are great for keeping like things together. The 5 shelf units you get in white or black plastic are perfect. I often put another shelf from one and use the now shorter one for other places I don't have much room for.

    Under the bed, on top of the fridge, and hanging on hooks makes my life so much easier.

  • Jennifer Jennifer on Feb 06, 2017
    Clutter is not good . It will drive me crazy until it is put away.
    I really dislike dusting!  I know it must be done but it is just a pain in the butt to me so to keep that chore to a minimum I try to keep knick knacks behind glass doors. Less cleaning.
  • Kref308 Kref308 on Feb 06, 2017
    I try to live by the rule, if one thing comes in the house, then one thing must go out of the house (thrown out, given away or donated).
  • Lisa Petersen Lisa Petersen on Feb 07, 2017
    I am the queen of organized - in fact, I almost scared my now-husband off the first time he visited me when we were first dating, he said my kitchen reminded him of the Julia Roberts movie, "Sleeping With the Enemy," as every cabinet was filled with Tupperware, all labeled with a Magic Marker (before the days of Brother label-makers, which is what I use now). Mostly it was necessary - in apartments, if one unit gets sprayed for bugs, the bugs just move to another unit, and I did not like bugs, still don't! But I label everything, even in the garage, with that label maker, and I still swear by my Tupperware, even though in our house we don't get bugs. I guess most people would call it OCD, but I just like to think of myself as super-organized, lol!
    • Jennifer Jennifer on Feb 07, 2017
      Yep, I've been called anal for keeping dry goods in seal tight containers because of living in apartments. People move in and out and bugs just spread! So funny I still do that to this day.
      I'm not so much a label er, I like things I can see through but sealed tight.
      Yuck! Bugs!
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