Simple Living

Simple Living and Minimalism

  • Want a Dreamier Bedroom? Clear the Clutter
    Take a look around. The room you are sitting in right now has a vibe—an intangible something about its condition and arrangement that creates a feeling in you. What is it? What is the vibe of the room you are sitting in right now? What feeling does it create?… ... read more
    Source: Becoming Minimalist Published on 2019-08-15
    4 days ago
  • 8 “Normal” Things You Don’t Have to Do Anymore
    Being normal is overrated. Sometimes we forget that we don’t have to do what everyone else is doing. We label what everyone else is doing as normal. And we think we should be normal. We think there may be something wrong with us when we aren’t doing the normal things,… ... read more
    Source: Be More With Less Published on 2019-08-14
    5 days ago
  • Do Good. You Never Know Who (or How Many) Are Watching.
    Yesterday was a fun day. The Becoming Minimalist Facebook page passed 1,500,000 followers. The milestone caused me to reminisce a little bit about the page. I can remember exactly where I was when I started it. I was upstairs, in my bedroom, in our house in Vermont. I had… ... read more
    Source: Becoming Minimalist Published on 2019-08-12
    7 days ago
  • Inspiring Simplicity. Weekend Reads.
    Fill your life with stories to tell, not stuff to show. The simplicity/minimalism movement is a beautiful community. And I enjoy any opportunity to promote writing that encourages people to live more by owning less. So fix yourself a nice warm cup of coffee or tea. Find a quiet moment… ... read more
    Source: Becoming Minimalist Published on 2019-08-10
    1 week ago
  • Weekend Favorites: because the best things aren’t things
    This is something new that will only be available to people who subscribe to Be More with Less. I usually send out one email a week after a brief welcome series, but lately I’ve been craving more connection. As Be More with Less heads into it’s tenth year, growing each… ... read more
    Source: Be More With Less Published on 2019-08-09
    1 week ago
  • Everybody is Minimizing Something
    Every time someone tells me, “I could never be a minimalist,” I think to myself, “But you are already are.” Because everybody is minimizing something. If you’re not minimizing your possessions, you are minimizing your money, time, and potential. ... read more
    Source: Becoming Minimalist Published on 2019-08-08
    1 week ago
  • How to Declutter Your Home (when you don’t want to)
    The basics of “how to declutter” are straight forward. Put clutter in a box or bag and remove it from your home by selling or donating it. But “how to declutter your home when you don’t want to” requires more direction and inspiration. How to Declutter Your Home When… ... read more
    Source: Be More With Less Published on 2019-08-06
    2 weeks ago
  • 7 Reasons I Wear The Same Thing Every Day
    When I first decided to become minimalist, I can remember looking in my closet and seeing 100, maybe 120 different articles of clothing. I cut my wardrobe in half to 60 items. But then I discovered Project 333 started by Courtney Carver. After trying it, I cut my closet… ... read more
    Source: Becoming Minimalist Published on 2019-08-05
    2 weeks ago
  • Waste Not, Want Not
    Currently, the average American household carries $137,063 in debt, but only makes $59,039 in income per year. In some states, the ratio is even worse. In California, for example, the per-resident debt balance is $65,740 while residents make about $28,000 annually on average. Debt to income ratio is an… ... read more
    Source: Becoming Minimalist Published on 2019-08-01
    3 weeks ago
  • 3 (Pretty Simple) Ways to Remove Yourself from Drama
    I was recently shredding old journals and was reminded of drama I’ve engaged in over the last few years. It seems to sneak up on us. I didn’t even realize I was involved until I was all in. The drama you might typically get caught up in is just regular… ... read more
    Source: Be More With Less Published on 2019-07-31
    3 weeks ago
  • A New Planner Won’t Change Your Life
    One reason, I am convinced, we overspend and overbuy is because we expect too much from our purchases. In a world of instant abs, one-day delivery, and get-rich-quick schemes, we often look for change outside ourselves. We are told this product or that gadget will solve our problems. That… ... read more
    Source: Becoming Minimalist Published on 2019-07-29
    3 weeks ago
  • Inspiring Simplicity. Weekend Reads.
    There’s more to life than buying stuff. There are many wonderful people pursuing and promoting simplicity. Fortunately, some of them are gifted in communication and choose to encourage and inspire us with their words. I enjoy reading their unique perspective. I’m sure you will too. So fix yourself a cup… ... read more
    Source: Becoming Minimalist Published on 2019-07-27
    3 weeks ago
  • Quotes About Boundaries to Help You Set and Honor Them
    These quotes about boundaries will do more than just help you set and honor your boundaries. They will help you understand why setting boundaries can feel uncomfortable and why we have to set them anyway. Boundaries have become an essential part of how I’ve simplified my life and how I… ... read more
    Source: Be More With Less Published on 2019-07-23
    4 weeks ago
  • How to “Sell Minimalism” to a Reluctant Spouse or Partner
    Years ago, I was listening to a radio interview with a particularly successful person. Most people I know would classify him as successful in about every possible definition of the word. During the interview he made a statement I found intriguing. Speaking of his children, he offered this insight:… ... read more
    Source: Becoming Minimalist Published on 2019-07-23
    4 weeks ago
  • Photos from The Minimalist Home Tour (East Coast)
    In July, my family embarked on a 1,600 mile trek from Burlington, VT to Miami, FL to celebrate the December release of The Minimalist Home. Along the 16 day journey, I held book signings in six cities and spoke at two conferences—with my wife and kids next to me the… ... read more
    Source: Becoming Minimalist Published on 2019-07-19
    1 month ago

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