Simple Living

Simple Living and Minimalism

  • The ABC’s of Minimalism
    Minimalism: A – Z Always be purgin’. Buy less junk. Clear surfaces. Digitize photos. Experiences over possessions. Forge your own path. Give to local charities. Healthy habits. Include your family. Joyful decluttering. Keep only the best. Live intentionally. Make room for what matters. Never organize what you can discard. Own… ... read more
    Source: Becoming Minimalist Published on 2019-06-17
    2 days ago
  • Inspiring Simplicity. Weekend Reads.
    For the last seven years, I have been compiling and publishing curated articles that inspire simplicity in life. At first, it was an exercise in communicating to Becoming Minimalist readers the most popular articles I sent out on Twitter. But over the years, it has become more than that. It… ... read more
    Source: Becoming Minimalist Published on 2019-06-15
    4 days ago
  • Decluttering is Great. Minimalism is Even Better.
    I’m a big fan of decluttering—it’s a word I use often. In fact, the online course I developed to help people own less and live more is called Uncluttered (clearly based on the word: declutter). “Declutter” is a perfectly-good word in the English language that communicates an important principle.… ... read more
    Source: Becoming Minimalist Published on 2019-06-13
    6 days ago
  • Simplify Your Life by Diving into the Most Important Thing
    Are you struggling to simplify your life? I get it. You’ve got a lot on your plate. You have a bunch of tasks, to-do’s, appointments, interests, and issues. Same here. We may be able to do it all, but we can’t do it all at once. Everything can’t matter at… ... read more
    Source: Be More With Less Published on 2019-06-12
    7 days ago
  • The Single Most Important Thing You Can Do To Simplify Your Summer
    Note: This is a guest post from Elissa Joy Watts of Simplify Magazine. “Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” —Mary Oliver, excerpt from The Summer Day What did you long for most from your childhood summers? For me, it was… ... read more
    Source: Becoming Minimalist Published on 2019-06-10
    1 week ago
  • Please Stop Buying Plastic Crap for Kids
    Note: This is a guest post from Denaye Barahona of Simple Families. I wrapped up a work trip to Los Angeles and found myself wandering the Santa Monica Pier. As I soaked up the warmth of the day, I found myself missing my kids. The ocean, the sun, the sand…… ... read more
    Source: Becoming Minimalist Published on 2019-06-06
    2 weeks ago
  • 7 Things Standing Between You and Joy
    Happiness is a state of mind but joy is an event. For instance, even when I’m not experiencing happiness, when I spend time with this guy, it’s all joy. Joy is here for you, but when your calendar is all booked up and your to-do list looks more like a… ... read more
    Source: Be More With Less Published on 2019-06-04
    2 weeks ago
  • Becoming Minimalist East Coast Book Tour
    In July, I will be touring the East Coast, stopping in 6 cities, to celebrate and discuss my newest book, The Minimalist Home. The book released in December—and this is my first opportunity to get out and hold events with the Becoming Minimalist Community. I look forward to meeting… ... read more
    Source: Becoming Minimalist Published on 2019-06-03
    2 weeks 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 2019-06-01
    3 weeks ago
  • Stick to Decluttering with The Becker Method
    I have recorded a series of videos about minimalism on YouTube. One of the videos explains the process for becoming minimalist I recommend in The Minimalist Home. It is the exact process I used to minimize the possessions in my home and the process I most often recommend to other… ... read more
    Source: Becoming Minimalist Published on 2019-05-30
    3 weeks ago
  • Declutter Your Life: Quotes that Will Help You Let Go
    It may take some time to declutter your life, but it will be time well spent. As you let go, you’ll begin to really understand what matters to you. You will likely notice that the stuff that surrounds you, and demands your attention and energy isn’t as important or meaningful… ... read more
    Source: Be More With Less Published on 2019-05-29
    3 weeks ago
  • 11 Better Places to Find Pride in Life
    Today marks 11 years since choosing to become minimalist. If you’re new to this site, you should know I didn’t start my life trying to own less. Quite the opposite actually. I chased society’s definition of success in most of the usual ways. As a result, pay increases resulted… ... read more
    Source: Becoming Minimalist Published on 2019-05-28
    3 weeks ago
  • The Case Against Extravagant Weddings
    According to a recent study, the average wedding cost in the US is $33,391—and that’s not even including the amount spent on an engagement ring. As you might imagine, the figures vary widely from state-to-state. Couples in New York City spend the most at $76,944, while couples in New… ... read more
    Source: Becoming Minimalist Published on 2019-05-23
    4 weeks ago
  • My Minimalist Approach to Books
    Books are a sensitive subject for aspiring minimalists. Some people assume because I recommend letting go of your books, I don’t like books. That couldn’t be further from the truth. I love books. I wrote a book. I love reading books, sharing books and giving books away. What don’t I… ... read more
    Source: Be More With Less Published on 2019-05-21
    4 weeks ago
  • What is Rational Minimalism?
    Some people I speak with get nervous when they hear the term minimalist. For them, it conjures up images of destitution, barren walls, and empty cupboards. Rightly so, they decide that is no way to enjoy life. Believe me, I agree—that is no way to enjoy life. They seem to assume that minimizing means… ... read more
    Source: Becoming Minimalist Published on 2019-05-20
    4 weeks ago

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