(Closed) whats the slightly OCD thing that you do…..

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Post # 3
2395 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

I check all doors/windows atleast 3 times per night to make sure they are locked.

I eat my skittles the same way you eat your M&Ms (only I eat blue raspberry skittles last)

I’ve been known to drive 20 miles back home just to check to make sure I turned off the iron….that I know I already checked atleast 3 times.

I always make sure the oven/stove are turned off..even though I don’t cook a whole lot anymore.

And I always check underneath my bed before going to bed (3 times)…a habit I had as a kid that never died. lol

I could go on and on about my OCD tendencies, but I think I’ll stick to the calmer ones that make me seem less wierd. LOL

Post # 4
7053 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I check my alarm twice before going to bed b/c once after a late night of emergency call at the hospital I forgot to set it b/c I was so tired.

My other thing is I double check before I walk out and poke my head back in my bathroom in the morning to make sure the flat iron is unplugged. I just love my pets so much and want them to be safe when I’m at work.

Post # 5
14186 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I set my alarm in the morning, but don’t 100% remember hearing it (i usually say something out loud to tell myself i set it) and then end up halfway out of the subdivision before i turn around “just to check”

I’ve done it for curling irons and coffee makers, too. And the stove. I like when things beep on and off.

Post # 6
79 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

@ eloping and JsDragonfly: I thought I was the only one! That’s how I eat my M&Ms and Smarties. Rockets, too.

I also eat all the outer chocolate covering off my Kit Kat before eating the crispy inside part. Yes, I know I’m weird.

Post # 7
3098 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

Ah! I’m a hand washer. Fanatically weird about it. I’ll wash them, then re-wash them if they don’t feel clean enough. I’ve always been odd about my hands being dirty – my mom said I would freak as a kid if I got sticky stuff on my hands.

Cooking takes me FOREVER, since i have to wash my hands everytime I touch something new.

Post # 8
141 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

i check to make sure i shut off my hair iron a hundred times! im so paranoid that ill burn the house down!

Post # 9
937 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

K I have a problem with your subject: first of all you said “THING” so that implies that I only do one OCD thing and then secondly you said “SLIGHTLY” and I wouldn’t call some of my habits slight, LOL

I check my flat iron a bunch of times before I leave the house to make sure it’s unplugged. Sometimes I’ll walk past the bathroom and I’ll think “yeah it’s unplugged”. I’ll come back later and think “wait was I really paying attention before when I checked it? I better check it again!!” I’m glad I’m not the only one who does this!

I organize my clothes in my closet first by color and then each color group is organized from most amount of fabric (sweatshirts, long sleeves) on the left to the least amount of fabric (camis, tank tops) on the right. And everything must face right. And my Fiance is incapable of putting them in this order so he’s not allowed to put away my laundry. I know it’s weird, but I can’t stop! They just have to be perfect!

I’m also a freak about the pantry and bathroom closets. They have to be well organized. I can’t really explain how I arrange the pantry, but it makes total sense. to me. 🙂

I also hate eating in most restaurants because I feel like there could just be so many germs around me. I mean, who’s to say that some kid didn’t just wipe his snotty hand all over the table and then I’m supposed to feel better when they come around with a wet rag and wipe it down?! That will just smear the germs! I’m not a total clean freak but I can’t get over this fear that the germs are attacking me when I eat out. There’s too many people who don’t wash their hands after using the bathroom and then they touch the tables and booths at restaurants. I know it!

Ok I’m done for now 😛

Post # 10
7082 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

I do the same thing with M&Ms (minus the twos… You have to eat them by splitting each one in half, getting the peanut out and then suctioning the candy/chocolate part to your tongue)… and green has to be last.  I still feel like blue is a cheater because it wasn’t there when I was a kid.

Also any candy bar (like shnoogles) has to have the chocolate/caramel part eaten off first.  This includes Kit Kat, Snickers, Twix and Milky Way…  Don’t even get me started about how I eat Pretzel Flips.  There’s definitely a way that involves chipping the chocolate off with my teeth first.

Also I don’t love it when my food touches and flavors mix, but I’m not so stressed about that anymore.

Oh, and don’t leave your stuff on my kitchen table.  It totally sends me over the edge!

Post # 11
54 posts
Worker bee

I check my alarm 3 times before bed.

Also, whenever I use the microwave, I end my cooking time with the number 2. So, if it’s supposed to be cooked for 2 and a half minutes I set it to cook for 2 min, 32 seconds. No idea why I do this or how it started. Very random.

Post # 12
623 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I have to absolutely make sure my doors are locked every night even if Fiance just locked them himself.

Post # 13
2725 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

My fiance and I both do the M&M thing!

All the bottles in the shower must be facing front-side out.

I do the dishes and stack them in the dish drainer in a very specific order. Silverware and utensils, cereal or soup bowls, plates, glasses and mugs, mixing bowls, containers, and then pots and pans. Always the same.

I know I have a few others I can’t remember right now.

My fiance has a few but the only one I can think of right now is when he makes tater tots, he puts them in very neat little rows on the baking pan. And if the rows aren’t complete, he will move them around or add/subtract tots to make all the rows even.

Post # 14
512 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I have to wake up in like 30 minutes intervals about three times before I actually get up. FH hates it b/c my alarm starts going off since about 6am just to get up at 8am….Im a deep sleeper. LOL!

I also press and flatten my hamburgers and stuff in restaurants – it’s kind of gross but I have to do it.

I cant stand when lights are on in other rooms people arent in in the house. I would put the clapper on our registry if it worked for switch lights.

Post # 15
155 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

@hcritton: i arrange my clothes by color and style, too!!

i cannot stand dirty dishes on the sink, so i wash them as soon as i finish eating.

every night, i clean our bedclothes to eliminate dust. this freaks out my husband!

i always use straws to drink any bottled/canned beverage.

when i’m nervous, i clean, clean, clean.


Post # 16
818 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

Hi my name is Samisomsam and I am slightly OCD (“hi Samisomsam”)

I have 6 calendars that all have the same information and are all updated to be exactly the same.

All of my books are in alphabetical order by author and then title, unless its a series.

All of my movies are in alphabetical order.

I wash the sink and mirror whenever I brush my teeth.

My shirts and dresses in my closet are arranged by length of sleeve and then by color.

I eat small candy (M&Ms, skittles, etc.) in twos, but they can’t be the same color.

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