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Joshua Becker

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Becoming Minimalist
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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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Note: This is a guest post from Natalie Sisson, Suitcase Entrepreneur. Packing lightly and effectively is a desired art. Much like travel, the more you do, the better you become at it. Until one day you wake up and feel like a pro as you whip out your perfectly packed, minimalist suitcase, at the ready, with the essentials you need. My aim is to help you get to that point, one essential ...
Posted: Sep 18 2017 @ 1:57 AM
When decluttering expert Marie Kondo published her ground-breaking book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, hordes of grateful, stuff-encumbered readers around the world seized particularly on her question “Does it spark joy?” That was the criterion Kondo proposed for deciding whether to keep something. Does an item in your possession give you a little thrill when you hold it in your hands? If so, hang on to it. If not, then So ...
Posted: Sep 12 2017 @ 1:24 AM
On September 4th, the New York Times published an important opinion piece titled, “You’ll Never Be Famous — And That’s O.K.” It’s important. The article, written by Emily Esfahani Smith, author of The Power of Meaning should probably be required reading for everyone. So, before anything else, go read it: You’ll Never Be Famous — And That’s O.K. | The New York Times Assuming some of you might not actually make it over to ...
Posted: Sep 06 2017 @ 2:30 AM
“I’ve decluttered before, but never with such purpose, and never delving deeper into the why’s or how’s of maintaining and owning less. Your course has been a blessing to me.” —Prue Lewis Uncluttered Uncluttered is a 12-week online course that we developed to help you own less, live more, and discover the life you’ve always wanted. We offer the course only three times each year. Today, we are launching the Fall Edition. If you want to ...
Posted: Aug 25 2017 @ 2:26 AM
“Use for yourself little, but give to others much.” —Albert Einstein When I was in middle school, I flew with my brother and sister to visit extended family. I placed a backpack full of my stuff in an overhead bin and buckled up. My favorite cassettes at the time were inside, my favorite Minnesota Gopher t-shirt, my favorite sweatshirt, and a book. After arriving and walking through most of the airport, I ...
Posted: Aug 21 2017 @ 1:43 AM
Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Dori Cameron. It happens in an instant—the internal dialogue you have when considering an online or in-store purchase. For some people, it’s buying and restoring furniture. For others, it’s electronics. Whatever it is that you’re considering buying—bicycles, clothing, household items—here are five myths that encourage excess spending you may want to consider: 1. The “I can always return it” myth. The opportunity of returning an item ...
Posted: Aug 17 2017 @ 8:25 AM
Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Sandy Kreps of Modern Simplicity. One cold, drizzling night in January, I stood on the street watching in disbelief and shock as my house burned. We had just moved into our house three months prior, and we still had a garage full of boxes waiting to be unpacked. My family was safe, but my beloved pets were lost, as were the majority of ...
Posted: Aug 11 2017 @ 1:15 AM
From the outdated kitchen to the pastel-colored walls in the downstairs bedrooms, walking into my grandparents’ house was like entering a time machine. It was a world of midcentury furniture (not the kind from special art dealers or collectors; these were the default options, purchased mostly in the 50’s). There was a desk in the hallway, reading chairs in the living room, classic rugs, houseplants, and a grandfather clock in the ...
Posted: Aug 07 2017 @ 4:50 AM
Hello Everybody, Let’s try something different today and have a little bit of fun. This past weekend, Becoming Minimalist reached a significant milestone I wanted to share with you. We officially surpassed 100,000 email subscribers! That’s a pretty impressive accomplishment worthy of celebration. It means more and more people are being introduced to the life-giving benefits of owning less. And it means our community and our movement continue to grow in significant ways. Asking ...
Posted: Aug 01 2017 @ 3:26 AM
There are few places in the home that collect more clutter than the kitchen. Junk mail, groceries, backpacks, and contents from emptied pockets routinely add to the everyday collection of dirty plates, coffee mugs, and cooking supplies. Keeping a kitchen clutterfree requires action and resolve. But there is something entirely refreshing about a clean, uncluttered kitchen. It is inviting. It brightens the day. And it offers endless possibilities that any number of ...
Posted: Jul 28 2017 @ 2:39 PM


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