Outer Order, Inner Calm

Outer Order, Inner Calm by Gretchen Rubin arrives just in time for spring cleaning and decluttering. Her suggestions are extremely practical--she is thankfully not admonishing the reader to attain perfect order. What she does reinforce is the value of careful curating of objects and spaces so that inner calm is attainable. She recognizes many hurdles; our favorite was the “endowment effect” (it’s much harder to get rid of something once it actually enters your home). Don’t bring it in! She advocates a ten-minute "closer" at the end of each day; it’s a genius organizing step. (Non-Fiction)