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If there's a name for the plastic band of shoelaces, a name for this should exist.

When I get into a new (public) place for first time and I know I'll return there a lot of times, I choose a site (that site is ever the same) where I put my things, and I never move my items to another place like normal people do. I do it constantly, like in the locker room of a swimming pool or of my school, I have a special place where to put my things.

In bars, I do the same, and in parks too (and at a lot of places also I do it).

Does it have a special name? What name does the person who does that get?

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    Sheldony? "You're in my spot." – Cascabel Jun 8 '16 at 21:56
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If you are looking for a medical term, Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) or Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder (OCPD) come to mind, describing a psychological conditition that forces the suffer to repeat actions or execute actions in a ritualized way.

A non-medical term, especially if you like things happening in always the same way or order, you would be a creature of habit.

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    I don't think the original post suggests disordered behavior. The tendency is quite natural. – sumelic Apr 9 '16 at 19:33

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