Feeling overwhelmed? Nine tips for keeping your home feeling serene and organized.
Because of the subject of my next book, Happier at Home, I've been spending a lot of time thinking about-you guessed it!-how to be happier at home. Here are a few very simple suggestions. These aren't the most profound things you can do to make your home feel more serene and organized, but they're steps you can take fairly quickly.
1. Be wary of bargains, sales, hand-me-downs and give-away. Do you really need this thing? Or love it? Beware: because of the "endowment effect," we value things more once we own them. Once that thing enters your home, it will be tough to get it out again.
2. Never label anything "Miscellaneous."
3. Remember: most decisions don't require extensive research. Aim to be a satificer, not a maximizer.
4. Don't let yourself fall into "empty." Keep cash in the house. Keep gas in your tank. Keep an extra roll of toilet paper squirreled away. Keep your phoneRead More »from Overwhelmed? 9 Quick Tips for Keeping Your Home Feeling Serene and Organized