Gretchen Rubin

Video: Plagued by Clutter? Clear a Surface.

2010 Happiness Challenge: For those of you following the 2010 Happiness Project Challenge, to make 2010 a happier year – and even if you haven’t officially signed up for the challenge -- this month’s focus is Clutter. Last week’s resolution was to Find an exact place for things. Did you try to follow that resolution? Did it help to boost your happiness?

This week’s resolution is to Clear a surface.

If you want to read more about this resolution, check out…
Clear a surface.
Why clearing clutter isn't as frivolous an occupation as it seems.
11 myths of de-cluttering.

If you're new, here’s information on the 2010 Happiness Challenge (or watch the intro video). It’s never too late to start! You’re not behind, jump in right now, sign up here. For more ideas, check out the Happiness Project site on Woman’s Day.

* I frequently see references to research indicating the children don't add to parents' happiness -- but I believe they DO! So I was very interested to read Bryan Caplan's Wall Street Journal piece, The Breeders' Cup.

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