I just happened upon this forum since I was searching the internet to find out why I leave the kitchen cabinet doors open whenever I cook. I also jump out of my shoes when I come into the kitchen. I do not have ADHD at all. I know what ADHD is because my son has it. I am not forgetful. I am not a daydreamer. I do not lose things. I do not have any of the classic symptoms of ADHD and no one would ever suspect that it is something I have.
I am notorious for leaving my kitchen cabinets open all the time -- only when I am very busy in the kitchen. After I have finished cooking and when I clean up the kitchen, I close all of the cabinets and all of the drawers. Sometimes there can be 7 or 8 cabinet doors open.
I have done this from Day One of my marriage. I've always wondered why I do it. I think that I just get so caught up in my recipe and cooking that it is easier for me to reach in, grab an item and leave the door open. It has nothing to do with my having ADHD. As for my shoes, I often like to walk barefoot and will take my shoes off and usually leave them at the side of the entranceway. I sometimes leave them in front of the computer.
I was very surprised that this forum considers this type of behavior to be ADHD; it is not, in my case. I do not leave bureau drawers open - just kitchen cabinets. At the end of the day, everything is neat and tidy.
I just wanted to say that I do not think this should be considered as an ADHD issue.
Not long ago, I was talking to my sister. She told me her daughter-in-law drives her crazy because when she cooks, she leaves all of her kitchen cabinets open. Her daughter-in-law absolutely does not have ADHD. I think it is just a funny habit we cabinet-door-open people have.