Update: A listener updates us on her theme for the year: “More Music.”
Try This at Home: Go on an “errand date.”
Happiness Hack: For people sharing a space, Erin suggests a hack that she used in college: each roommate had a bin, so when anyone wanted to clean up, stuff just went in the bins.
Happiness Stumbling Block: Dealing with the nasty, smelly, sticky areas of our home. I write more about this in Happier at Home.
Listener Question: Elena asks about how to deal with possessions that have a lot of sentimental value. Again, a big subject in Happier at Home. Here’s the link to the post I mention, about 7 Reasons I Disagree with Marie Kondo’s The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up.
Elizabeth’s Demerit: Elizabeth never got around to sending a package to her niece Eleanor at summer camp.
Gretchen’s Gold Star: I managed to give away our beautiful, beloved play kitchen.
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