I'm not sure what to call this and it drives me crazy! I have anxiety/depression. I've had my depression since I believe I was in the 4th grade. The anxiety is new within the past 5 years.
I have this issue. I have been trying very hard to put things back in the place that makes the most sense every time I use them so that I don't have the issue again. But, I am only doing that from a point of about 2 months ago. Things that have been randomly placed are being placed "where they belong" as I come across them. This leads to my issue.
If I can't find an object I freak out until I find it. I always find it somewhere in my house but I tear my house apart trying to find it. MOST of the time its stupid stuff like this time it was my long afghan crochet hook. I looked in the most likely place and didn't find it. So, I sat down, and hubby said to just go and get a new one tomorrow. (They cost less than $10). But the longer I sat here doing other things, in the back of my mind it was nagging at me that I couldn't find it. So I looked in the same place I looked before only a little deeper and did indeed find it.
I've been known to search the house top to bottom room by room until I find something I thought I'd lost. The last big one was a necklace I had received after my nanny passed away. Completely tore the house apart only to end up finding it in the room it should be in.
I was in a major car accident 3 weeks ago. I thought I had lost my pain pills. I have had major back pain and was anxious/pissed off that I couldn't find them. Yeah, if I would have just stopped a moment and realized I was looking for the wrong name of meds, I found the ones I was looking for, in the exact place they were to be.
Then of course, there is always a big sigh of relief after I found a "lost" object. Hubby and I agree that when its stupid stuff, that its silly to worry and freak out over it, but he understands its something I can't really control. I REALLY wish I could figure out how to control that issue... yes, I am getting my house organized one item at a time. But even when its right in front of my face the whole time I don't always see it at first look!
Help!!! Someone please tell me I'm not alone, or at least that they understand!