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It seems they sometimes try to put TMs of the same type together, but that's obviously not true for psychic-type TMs. And the normal-type TMs always seem completely random. Please don't question my curiosity.

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Obviously somebody at GameFreak really enjoys annoying people with OCD. I actually went through my tms and organised them per type XD.
Yes, yes they do.
Apparently the TM numbers sometimes correlate to the moves' index numbers, but that's only sometimes.

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No, unfortunately there's no logic behind it. Basically, TMs are randomly sorted, however sometimes TMs change. For example, in Gen 1 TM01 was Mega Punch, Gen 2 it was Dynamic Punch, etc. Currently, it is Work Up.

Hope this helped :))
Source- https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/TM

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Both answers are the exact same, but I guess I'll select this one because you have less points.
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I tried doing some research on this for you, but there doesn't seem to be an exact reason.

Although I think it might be so that you can identify a given TM in your bag. In the original Gen 1 games, there doesn't seem to be enough room for text to spell out the name of the move that the TM teaches, so they had to number it instead.
The best image I could find for this is this one