I have what I think to be a unique "problem". This problem has to do with color, specifically several colors in "color order" like a color wheel.
I was the child who, when receiving a box of 64 Crayola crayons, rearranged them in "color order" before using them. And then, I would just look at them because the array of tints made my eyes happy.
I have not changed. If I am in the Office Supply store and some clever salesperson has arranged printer paper in waves of ascending color against one large wall, I am transfixed and just want to BUY. Worse, if there are reams of paper that have several shades available in that one package.....I cannot resist. I have to remind myself that I have more paper than I will ever use, thanks to years of this same issue. Next, there is the pen and pencil aisle, filled with even more danger. There is always a new company coming out with the ultimate gel pen or felt tip pen or artist's pen, and the packages are arrayed in blankets of surging color that literally call out to me, "Buy Me." I also have to restrain myself because I have a collection of colored gel, ballpoint and felt tip pens that fills my desk, having given into this urge many times in the past. I've taken to storing them by color, no matter what type or brand they are. All the greens together, all the blues together - and it makes my eyes dance with joy to look at them. Write with them? I'll probably never use them all.
That's only one store and only one genre of purchase. As you can imagine, every year at "back to school" time I can't resist buying some of the notebooks with beautiful colored covers when I see them displayed like this: