Want To Keep Clutter under Control? Follow the “One-Minute Rule.”

From Gretchen Rubin of The Happiness Project, here's a great video tip on organizing clutter.

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 theme is Order. Last week’s resolution was Don’t get organized. Did you try to follow that resolution? Did it help to boost your happiness?

This week’s resolution is to Follow the one-minute rule. This rule holds that if I can do a task in less than a minute, I should go ahead and do it—no procrastinating. Scan a letter and toss it, put a dish in the sink, hang up my coat, etc. Following this rule means that, to a large extent, the scum of clutter in my life is under control, and for me, as for most people, outer order contributes to inner calm.

By Gretchen Rubin of The Happiness Project. Buy The Happiness Project book here!