Thursday, April 8, 2010

ROY G BIV is my friend

I don't even remember what grade I was in when I learned it, but I've never forgotten it.

The mnemonic for remembering the colors of the rainbow:


It's an obsessive-compulsive person's the closet.

For me, pink is a light shade of red, I don't wear yellow, and I don't wear purple. I don't wear many light colors at all. Neutrals border the edges of the rainbow.

After white I have beige (since I have long-sleeved beige shirts - see above) and brown. Then after the Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, Violet, of which there was no Yellow or Violet, I have gray and black.

But then with my short sleeves below, since I don't have any beige, I have the white, the rainbow, then brown and black. Since I don't have the beige to transition to brown, the brown has to go at the other end with black.

If I get any beige short-sleeved shirts, the brown would have to move.

Don't ask me why. I don't even know. It's just the way it has to be.

If I have identical colors, v-necks come before crew necks, and crew necks before mock necks before turtlenecks.

Do you organize your clothes by color and/or style?

My shirts always look like this. I didn't make them special for this post.

The end.


Bobbi said...

You don't wear YELLOW?? That's one of my favorite closet is full of it! Incidentally, my closet is also organized by ROY G BIV! HAHAHA!

onlymehere said...

I definitely organize by color. For me it makes it easier to find what I want. Also, all hangers must face the same way. I don't wear pink unless it was a super deal on clearance, lol!

Kristenph said...

LOL! I thought I was the only one who liked to organize in rainbow order :)

Mari said...

Not me - I just hang them in the closet. I'm thinking you are crazy, but I guess it's not just you~!

Betsy said...

I look awful in yellow, beige and I have the flu!

Really? I can't believe you organize your closet like that. haha. Does anyone mess up the order just to torment you? :)

Pat said...

Hi Kayren, stopping by via Mari's blog!
I don't organize my closet quite as well as you do, but I do keep it hung in sections, slacks, dress clothes, etc.... at least until it gets messed up!
It's nice to "meet" you!

Kayren, Pink Daisy Girl said...

Betsy, don't give anybody any ideas! I had a friend in Illinois that would turn one towel in my closet so that the edge showed, just to bug me.

Love Bears All Things said...

I never thought of it as a OC disorder. I hang mine according to color and style. I hang all shirts with 3/4 sleeves together and all long sleeved together. The latter are about to be swapped for short sleeve. I wear the 3/4 sleeves year round. I don't wear yellow,orange, or green. Red and Blue are the dominant colors.
I like things neat, too. All magazine have to have the edges lined up.
I have all of my shoes in plastic shoe boxes with labels on the front so I can spot what I want instantly.
I like all cabinet doors and drawers closed, too.
Mama Bear

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