Inspiring Simplicity. Weekend Reads.


Fill your life with stories to tell, not stuff to show. The simplicity/minimalism movement is a beautiful community. It is friendly, encouraging, and helpful. There is a genuine understanding that any promotion of simplicity is good for … Read More

7 Tips to Help Keep Your Resolution to Declutter


There is a wonderful freedom in owning less. The beginning of every new year brings excitement, anticipation, and opportunity. It also brings resolution. People around the world will use January 1 as motivation to make changes in their lives. … Read More

Becoming Minimalist Top Posts of 2014


A special thanks to each of you for making 2014 an incredible year at Becoming Minimalist. This website continues to grow each month beyond my wildest expectations. This growth has occurred entirely from the support of readers like you—there is no … Read More

Giving the Gift of Christmas


“You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.” —Kahlil Gibran It is better to give than receive. We hear it all the time—especially this time of year. But sometimes I wonder if we … Read More

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 … Read More