One of my pet peeves when I am in my house (or one I am intimate with), is when someone comments on me fixing a picture frame, or tidying something that’s not directly in the way. It just feels good to do it, that’s all. It’s not a matter of dread, or obsession. It’s just a pleasing way to make things more pleasing.
The comic above says it all. The wonderful artist of the comic is David Malki, and you should check out his stuff on Wondermark. It’s amazing.