One of today’s most influential minimalist advocates takes us on a decluttering tour of our own houses and apartments, showing us how to decide what to get rid of and what to keep. He both offers practical guidelines for simplifying our lifestyle at home and addresses underlying issues that contribute to over-accumulation in the first place. The purpose is not just to create a more inviting living space. It’s also to turn our life’s HQ–our home–into a launching pad for a more fulfilling and productive life in the world.
Genre: NonFiction/Contemporary Romance
Publication Date: DECEMBER 2018 – AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER.
Date Finished: 23 September 2018
DISCLOSURE: I received a free copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
People might tell us why do we need a book/guide on how to get rid of stuff. It’s too easy! NOT! Purging is just part of the first act. But there’s a whole lot more than purging. So what happens next? That’s the concern. It’s always easy to begin, but the hardest part is how to maintain the lifestyle. Most of the time we succeed in the first few parts of the process. But after months, sometimes you forget why you started and the next thing you know, you’re cluttered. AGAIN.
This is a good book that serves as a guide on how to practice minimalism as a family. Trying to be a minimalist may seem easy in theory but the task is greater if you want your entire family to be involved. It can be easier if you’re decluttering and keeping everything at a minimum if your adults, but with kids? The toys, the books, the clothes. There’s a lot.
But no one expects us to be minimalists overnight.
But no one expects us to be minimalists overnight. It’s a process. A transition. And every person who undergoes this process needs a guide. Honestly, we do. And this book is a good starter. It’s also perfect for those who want to purchase a new home or thinking of having some changes overall. It makes you think and reassess.
Living a simple & uncomplicated life is one of the hardest things to do in our world today. A world with a society that lives on consumerism & materialism. Minimalism is a lifestyle; A state of mind. and it’s a family effort.
About the Author
JOSHUA BECKER is the founder and editor of Becoming Minimalist, a website dedicated to inspiring others to find more life by owning less. The website welcomes over 1,000,000 readers each month and has inspired millions around the world to consider the practical benefits of owning fewer possessions and given them the practical help to get started. He is the best-selling (Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Publisher’s Weekly, Amazon, Audible) author of The More of Less: Finding the Life You Want Under Everything You Own. Joshua’s writing has led to speaking opportunities all across America and internationally. He is a contributing writer to Forbes and has made media appearances in the Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post Live, and the CBS Evening News. Joshua and his young family live in Peoria, AZ. In many ways, they are just your typical middle-class, suburban family–minus the dog and relentless pursuit of physical possessions.
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