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Friday Fave

Happy Friday!

As I am getting in the habit of blogging more frequently, I thought it would be fun to add a Friday series highlighting fun and interesting things (products, experiences and/or ideas) that I would recommend to others.

Here's what I am digging this week:

Outer Order, Inner Calm: Declutter and Organize to Make More Room for Happiness by Gretchen Rubin.   Outer Order  Inner Calm by Gretchen Rubin

I am a fan of Gretchen Rubin’s work.  She’s the author of many books, including the  New York Times bestsellers The Four Tendencies, Better Than Before, and The Happiness Project. I was happy to get my hands on an advance readers copy of her forthcoming book Outer Order Inner Calm (publishing March 5, 2019).
In the book Rubin shares how when we get in control of our stuff it can help us feel more in control of our lives. The book is full of practical tips and strategies on how we can get rid of things we don't use, don't need, or don't love, as well as things that don't work, don't fit, or don't suit, we free our mind (and our shelves) for what we truly value.  The big idea is that when create order in our lives (at home or at work) it can help make our lives happier, healthier, more productive, and more creative.
In the book Gretchen Rubin suggests dozens of manageable steps for creating a more serene, orderly environment with a sense of fun.  
It is a quick read (208 pages) and I envision it being a good book to go back to for clutter-clearing reminders and ideas.
I am starting with these three, recommended big ideas as I work through suggestions in the book:
Do I need it?
Do I love it?
Do I use it?
If you are interested, you can pre-order a copy here.