For the last eight years, I have been compiling and publishing curated articles that inspire simplicity. 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 has become a place where people (every other week) come for a dose of inspiration. And it has become a place to promote and encourage writers around the world who are publishing content about minimalism, simplicity, and intentional living.
I think you will enjoy this collection of articles hand-selected for you this weekend. Grab some coffee, tea, or lemonade and be inspired to live a simpler life today.
My Family Had Way Too Much Stuff. Here’s How Becoming Minimalists Changed Our Lives. | Huffington Post by Christina Crawford. “Once we got rolling, it became intoxicating. After we finished a room, I would gaze at the pile of junk and shake my head. Why hadn’t we done this years before?”
Want to Spend Less Money this Year? Try a Minimalist Low-Buy or No-Buy Period. | CNBC by Trina Paul. Maybe you ate out too frequently last year and you’re still behind on paying off your credit card bills. For many, a new calendar year might be the time to save more, reevaluate spending habits and cut down on excessive shopping.
Why Those Pretty Bins Won’t Make You Organized | Rose Lounsbury by Rose Lounsbury. Fall not into the trap of thinking organizing products will organize your life. The only thing that will help you get organized is making no-nonsense decisions about your stuff.
11 Tips for Angelenos Who Made a New Year’s Resolution to Declutter Their Lives | The LA Times* by Jeanette Marantos. Are you inspired and ready to take the plunge? Here are 11 tips to help spur you toward less clutter and more time for the things that matter.
*The LA Times allows a number of free articles per month, but may require a digital subscription if you have exceeded that amount.
Enough | Maximum Gratitude, Minimal Stuff by Karen Trefzger. We live in a culture that constantly tells us we don’t have enough.
The Crucial Decluttering Question You’re Not Asking | Becoming Minimalist on YouTube. If the question can be answered quickly, it is not an item that you need to keep.
Uncluttered. If you’re looking for help trying to minimize your possessions, my 12-week course will help you own less, live more, and discover the life you want. But this is the last weekend to sign-up. Registrations ends Sunday, January 16. The experience begins on Tuesday.
The LA Times article is filled with great ideas. We have a buy something, donate something rule in our house and my 2022 goal is to clean out a single drawer/shelf each week. Much less daunting for me that way.
Thank you for this weekend reads, Joshua. Trina Paul article on Want to Spend Less Money this Year? Try a Minimalist Low-Buy or No-Buy Period, is so inspiring. No-Buy Period is a challenge and has already started for me since this winter. Just hoping this is an on going effort until next year.
T Paige says
There is hopelessly no where I could get a free access to the LA times. Is it the charged subscription service and has fees for long distance and takes extremely a long time to get back ? I have already sent out a formally expressed complain to this vendor and no surprise still not hear from them. Joshua, can you please help me get the access ? I am enjoying most of your inspiring week reading . And LA Times is the one I could not find.
joshua becker says
I can’t, sorry about that. I’m not associated with the LA Times (other than I sat down for this interview with them). I didn’t have any problem accessing the article and I know they provide a number of free articles per month for readers. To be fair, I wouldn’t post a link that bypasses their subscription process anyway – even if I had one.
T Paige says
This does help, thank you for responding.
Sally MacDonell says
Im not computer savy I gave u both addresses…… I need the billing to come to C anadian address and the book can come here too if possible or send it to USA address,,,,,, there was no other place to put this !!