Try This at Home
Toss unnecessary papers. For instance, consider:
- Do you actually need this piece of paper or receipt? What specific use does it serve?
- Have you ever used it?
- How easy would it be to replace it if you needed it?
- Will it quickly become dated—like travel or shopping information?
- Does the internet mean that it’s no longer necessary?
- What’s the consequence of not having it if you do need it?
- Was it once necessary, but now related to a part of your life that’s over?
- Never make a folder labeled “miscellaneous.”
Invent your own holiday.
Happiness Stumbling Block
Remember, you may not be as right as you think you are. To look at “the dress” to see if it looks white and gold, or blue and black, look here. To find out if you hear “yanny” or “laurel,” listen here.
Elizabeth’s Demerit: Elizabeth leaves her clothes crumpled, so they have to be dry-cleaned, even though they’re not really dirty.
Gretchen’s Gold Star: I’m so excited! I love scratch-n-sniffs, and the U.S. Postal Service is releasing the Frozen Treats Forever stamps, which will have a “sweet summer scent.” I can’t wait for this.