Inspiring Simplicity. Weekend Reads.


The simplicity/minimalism niche is among the most friendly, encouraging, and helpful communities you will ever find. There is a genuine understanding that any promotion of simplicity is good for society—and there is little concern about who gets the credit for it.

It is a pleasure to be part of such a wonderful group of people. And I enjoy every 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 this weekend. And enjoy some encouraging words to inspire more simplicity in your life today.

Hello 35!Rowdy Kittens by Tammy Strobel. Tammy takes beautiful photos and writes beautiful words. Happy 35th birthday.

I Want to Be a Millennial When I Retire | New York Times by Jim Sollisch. “Max, who has everything, is working his tail off, making maximum contributions to his 401k and buying rental properties, so he can afford to have the life of someone who has none of the trappings of success.”

Are Children Given Too Many Toys? | BBC News by Joanne Furniss. It was a pleasure to be interviewed for this helpful article.

Better Off Broke: Why Some Choose Poverty Over Wealth | Fox Business by Erica Sandberg. A shocking truth: Not everyone craves a high-powered job, big house, luxurious vacations, and stockpiled cash. In fact, some not only eschew such things, they’ve consciously chosen to both earn and spend far below their capabilities.

Consumerism in America: How Your Stuff is Killing You and You Don’t Even Know It | This Way to Paradise by Val. “We no longer live life, we consume it.”

Simplify: 7 Guiding Principles to Help Anyone Declutter Their Home and Life | Amazon Kindle by Joshua Becker. For the next 4 days, the digital version of our book is available for only $0.99. It is currently the 3rd most popular Self-Help book on Amazon.

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About Joshua Becker

Writer. Inspiring others to live more by owning less.
Bestselling author of Simplify & Clutterfree with Kids.

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  1. Otto Ruefrak says

    Congrats. Being quoted in an article by BBC News? You’re stepping up in the world. That’s great to see.
    Good luck with the book sale. I bought both of them for the Nook a long time ago and really enjoyed both.

  2. Mary Pauels says

    I am trying hard to wrap my head around this concept and begin the process of letting go of “stuff.” It sounds so liberating! I am tired of moving stuff around. Working 12 hr days to afford to keep the things I have, that I mostly don’t use. Wanting to believe to my core that this is the right way for me to go and have no regrets. Time is marching on. I want time to spend more time with the people I love, do all of those things and go to some of those places I always wanted to do someday. I want to feel simple happiness and peace in my heart.

    • joshua becker says

      That’s great Mary. You have definitely found the right place. In a world where we hear/see 5,000 advertisement each day telling us to buy more, we seek to be just one voice inspiring others to buy less.

  3. marion anderson says

    hello, i just declutter my home every time i have to move something in our tiny house, 54 m2 , we live here with 2 adults and 3 adopted greyhounds and 1 cat, we live in harmony in our little cosy house, we now work to pay our morgage off and hope in 10 years time to quit our jobs, i love your blog, a big inspiration. greetings from a little country called holland and yes i walk in clocks haha

  4. says

    Thank you for your thought provoking articles that work away on my unconscious. Since reading them I have been seriously decluttering all aspects of my life. I work on the principle of “if I wouldn’t buy it for 50p from a car boot sale then why am I keeping it.”. I’m gradually working through the house and have already finished my lounge/Consulting room where my clients have noticed a big difference. What do I do? I help people declutter their minds!

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