I couldnt help but laugh a little when I read your post as I sort of nag at my mom about her "idiosyncrasies" too. She is a nurse and works at the hospital in our town. She is always dragging home old magazines from work, from doctor offices and just about anywhere you can think of. She was getting better about not doing this as she had talked to her therapist about it and was resisting the temptation of it. But today I had pre-op at the hospital for surgery on monday and she went with me, she stuck 2 magazines in her purse as we were walking out. She also buys a lot of magazines and takes them to work too so maybe it balances out. I dont know. I told her once it was stealing and she was really upset and I felt really bad for saying that to her. She saves zip lock bags after they have been used already unless they are really bad then she will throw them out. There is a drawer designated in the kitchen just for the used ones. However, they never get reused! I just shake my head and keep my mouth shut, lol!!
Anyway, I am sure that we all have our little special ways of doing things. I know that I do. It is just when it becomes disruptive to your whole life or others that you should really have to worry.