I have many indicators that I am slipping to the other side:
- I’m scraping off the “dirty” part of the soap bar and using that when I wash my hands.
- I’m thinking that scissors and other tools with dark handles save cleaning fingerprints from them.
- When I toss something, almost anything, I think, “One less piece of clutter . . . “
- I started wrapping the cord to the upright vac with crossed loops. Fewer loops, much neater!
- Our TP holder has room for a 2nd roll behind. I stopped putting the 2nd roll hole forward and instead put it the same way as the roll we’re using… less visual clutter.
- I’ve been cataloging, pricing, and tagging items before I leave home. No more wondering if I’d paid $2 for something or $4? I know the mark-up is adequate, and since I know my pricing schema, I know enough when I start mark downs what I likely paid for the item. $3 is my bottom price, if I can’t sell something for $3 in a week, it’s not worth bothering with. That is the hard-won knowledge of years of retailing and my old inclination to keep things. I’m getting ruthless!
- Becoming OCD is catching, did you know? DH is reorganizing his workshop. He’s using a Space Budget (although he doesn’t call it that).
- I’ve decided that I love contractions, abbreviations, ampersands & question marks: shorter and tidier writing. (I really am OCD! Tidy writing??? )
Any minute now, I will become that monster: the woman who won’t go outside because her hair gets messed, who wipes the table whenever anyone lifts a cup from it!
If you know me IRL, please TELL me
if when I go too far. Please! How do you avoid falling off a cliff?