I also like to make piles of things in order to clean up, it's never really actually putting things away just ordering them into neat little piles, thus everything LOOKS like it's been cleaned when in reality i've spent 5 minutes madly dashing about piling stuff up - or shoving things into draws. I've never been good at filing things unless i have time to go through an agonise about the BEST logical way to put things in order (by colour, alphabetised, date etc etc etc.).
I also replace when things are broken rather than fix, but that's because i have no aptitude for fixing things, and most of the time it will cost just as much to fix as it will to replace. That help at all?