My desire with each Weekend Reads is to provide you with articles and posts that encourage simplicity and minimalist living. Below, you will find links to blog posts and news stories that I hand-picked over the last couple weeks. I hope you find inspiration and practical help inside them.
But also, if you get a chance, share these posts with others via social media. With our efforts united, not only will each of us be inspired to own less and live more, but the life-giving message of minimalism will spread further and quicker, deeper and with greater effectiveness.
And that is my goal on Becoming Minimalist: to intentionally promote simplicity in a world that needs to hear it.
8 Ways Minimalism Can Help Your Finances | The Balance by Miriam Caldwell. Embracing minimalism does not mean that you stop spending money, but it can mean that you spend it on other things and your focus may change from making money to enjoying life.
4 Overrated Buzzwords in Minimalism You Don’t Need to Embrace the Lifestyle | Medium by Melissa Frost. There are, however, more than enough guides and how-to’s in minimalism, and you can always add some popular buzzwords here and there. Some of these words I would categorize as overrated, and here’s why.
Mum Overhauls Her Life by Clearing £35k Debt and Binning Most of Family’s Possessions | Mirror by Julia Banim. Along with her partner Robert, 34, the 29-year-old day-care owner completely reevaluated her family’s hoarding lifestyle, tossing out things they don’t use while limiting clothing to 14 items for each family member.