It is my passion in life to help people own less stuff and live more life.
When we have excess possessions in our homes and lives, they always rob us of money, time, and energy.
When we own fewer possessions, we can focus ourselves on the things that matter most.
My heart is to inspire people to realize that truth, and help them accomplish it in their lives.
I do that a number of different ways: There are thousands of free articles on Becoming Minimalist written over the last 13 years. I have hundreds of free videos on my YouTube channel. I’ve written four books on the topic. And am always willing to sit down for an interview—print or podcast.
But I discovered something very early on. Sometimes, people want or need a little bit more than a book, video, or podcast can offer.
For some people, reading an article is all they need to declutter their home. But often times people need more than that.
That is why I created the popular, online decluttering course called Uncluttered.
I’ve offered it three times each year since 2016. Over that time, 70,000 families have used the principles and outline to declutter their homes. It can help you too.
I created the course to offer everything a book or blog post cannot:
Joining a course and community like this offers the understanding that you are not alone. That there are other people, just like you, working together toward the same goal.
Like I mentioned, some people can read a book in their living room and declutter their home fully. But if that’s not you, knowing there are thousands of people working on the same decluttering project at the same time, is helpful and motivating.
To know that you can actually talk to others in a private setting (private Facebook group) is a gift that cannot be replicated reading a book alone.
People in the course talk to each other 24 hours/day, 7 days/week. It is incredibly powerful and inspiring.
2. A Week-by-Week Plan.
Another reason I created the course is to offer people a room-by-room, step-by-step, week-by-week plan for decluttering their specific home. My book, The Minimalist Home, and app, Clutterfree, also offer a strategy for working through your home, of course. But neither are tied to specific weeks, with two emails every week, quite like the course is.
When Kim and I first minimized our possessions 13 years ago, we just made up a process as we went along. “What room should we do first? What pile of things should we do next?,” were questions that we asked ourselves quite a bit.
There is no doubt, if we had had a specific and proven plan laid out in front of us, we would have been more effective and more efficient—and probably disagreed less. :)
That is what the Uncluttered course provides for people.
3. Opportunity to Ask Me Questions.
The third reason I created the online course is to provide an opportunity to ask questions.
That is just something that a book, a blog post, or a video cannot provide. At least, not in a meaningful and personal way.
But I can offer that opportunity in a smaller, more interactive community. I’m not saying I have all the right answers. But sometimes, just hearing how another person thinks about a specific issue can be all we need to adequately reframe our thinking.
And not just me, but you can ask questions of other people going through the course in a safe, encouraging group. We learn together, we grow together, and we all complete the same projects together.
That’s why I created the course, why I love it so much, and have committed to offering it for another year.
Not everybody needs it. But if you want to own less and want or need some extra help to get there, the Uncluttered Course was designed just for you. It will help you achieve that goal of decluttering your home (finally).
I offer the course only three times each year.
Registration for the New Year’s Edition just opened today at my.becomingminimalist.com.
Uncluttered costs $99 (USD). You can find more detailed information about the course and what to expect on the website (including when it starts and the full refund guarantee).
Also, just to let you know, anyone who joins the course has lifetime access so they can take it as many times as they want. I know life happens over the course of 12 weeks.
I hope you’ll consider joining us if you want to own less and live more. Register now to join me >>>
Peggy Lambdin says
Has the new online course started? I thought it was this month (May)?
Is there an online course that I can just start now?
Kathy Sayyad says
I’ve signed up for the course and am excited to get started for many reasons. I just have a question, maybe not best asked here but not sure where else to go.
We recently moved (a month ago) and I still have several boxes to unpack. Should I try and unpack them all right away to be able to go through all our stuff or just start the course with what I’m able to access and then apply the principles to the stuff in boxes as I unpack them?
I need up still chip away at them throughout the 12 weeks but want to avoid being derailed/discouraged from by the distraction of unpacking yet more stuff.
joshua becker says
Don’t unpack them if you don’t need them. That’s my suggestion for now.
Sheryl Fuller says
I cannot log into the class. It will not recognize my email. I have paid for the class for January.
joshua becker says
Oh no! Send us an email: email@example.com
We’ll get that figured out for you.
When do the sessions start? Are there specific times I have to be available? A little more logistical information would be helpful.
Bonjour, je suis francophone(unilingue malheureusement),votre cours serait-il facile a suivre en faisant un copier-coller dans un site de traduction? Ou je suis mieux d’attendre que vos livres soient traduit en français?J’ai lu beaucoup de commentaire en bien de vous. Merci!
Diane I live in Quebec and just moved from Toronto for my IT job. I din’t Know if you can take Joshua course from CA. I took the course in the past and copy and paste works well I believe is a good idea. Please use your translator. I use BabelFish for US . Good luck.
Amy J says
The thought of down-sizing my possessions makes me feel anxious. I think it’s the kind of anxiety that can be overcome…. with some help. Is this topic included in the course?
joshua becker says
Depends what you mean by anxious. The course is made up entirely of people who want to declutter, but for one reason or another, need some extra help getting there. I like to think the way I approach the process would help to alleviate your anxiety around the process. But there’s no specific psychological analysis that takes place individually during the course. If it’s a deep issue that requires more individualized attention from a professional, the 12 weeks does not include that component. Hope that helps.
Angelique Barber says
Question: How many sessions are there in your Uncluttered course and how long are the sessions?
joshua becker says
Sure, happy to help. The course is 12 weeks. Each week’s material is roughly 30-40 minutes long. The length of the weekly challenges vary greatly based on the specific weekly challenge, how much someone wants to declutter, and their starting point (also, any physical limitations). I usually recommend people plan to set aside 2-4 hours/week for the main decluttering challenges (Weeks 2-8). There are also three live group webinars during the course – those are 60-90 minutes long. Everything is recorded and made available to view when convenient for the participants. And like I mentioned, everyone has lifetime access to the course, so if they are unable to finish for any reason, the material is always available. Hope that helps answer your question.
Dianne Walters says
What time of day are the three live group webinars? I’m hoping they’re in the evening when more people can attend! Thanks!
joshua becker says
That depends on your specific time zone actually. They take place in the evening (Eastern Time Zone, US). But everything is recorded and made available afterwards for anyone who cannot attend the live event. Hope that helps.