I have a new post up at FWD, Ableist Language Profile: You’re so OCD! . My first all new content for the new blog piece:
Someone walks into my kitchen for the first time looking for something they will more than likely find the cupboards nicely arranged. I like things with the labels facing out, neatly lined up, dressed to the front. I like to have like items together (my cooking items are in a separate area from my baking items, and snacks, to begin to scratch the surface) to make it easier to find things. Our Korean apartment is smaller than we are used to in some areas, so being organized is a must when it comes to storage. We have Tupperware canisters lining the counter tops with frequent used and bulk items in easy reach, and also in the fridge w/ the produce already prepped. When we bring meat home from the market we divide it into portions and vacuum seal it before storing it. Some of this is for space sake, some of it is because I like to cook and will use spoons I sometimes steal from elsewhere to do so, and having the kitchen arranged as such makes that easier. I have had more than one guest wander through the kitchen chuckling and mention to me how OCD it is (which really doesn’t make sense if you think about the acronym).
Read the whole thing there.