As many of you know, I’ve been recording videos about minimalism and living an intentional life for the last two years on YouTube. I’ve really enjoyed it.
The channel has grown significantly. We have 125,000 subscribers—and over 13,000 hours of Becoming Minimalist videos are watched every single week. Crazy.
I know that some of you enjoy watching our videos. But for the most part, it is an entirely new audience of people being introduced to the life-giving benefits of owning less.
I am thankful for our producer Gabriella who works so hard to make each video impactful. And I am grateful for my wife Kim who appears in most of them.
If you’re looking for some inspiration in your journey to own less, here are some great videos to check out.
The 10 Most Popular Becoming Minimalist YouTube Videos:
In addition to a significant declutter purge that cleared the space initially, our family has developed simple habits to keep our home clutterfree. They are not obtrusive or burdensome in any way. Just the opposite.
Finding better ways to organize our stuff holds some benefit, but that benefit is fleeting at best. However, when we take the step of fully removing the items we do not need, we find permanent, longer-lasting benefits.
Years ago, we sold, donated, or discarded over 70% of our family’s possessions. We removed anything we could find in our home that was not immediately useful or beautiful. The result has been a completely transformed life and lifestyle. It is a decision we have never regretted.
The capsule wardrobe movement is not widely practiced. But, elevated in the social consciousness by some high-profile personalities, more and more people are applying minimalist principles to their fashion.
Decluttering is hard. Sometimes we have to make difficult choices, and sometimes it can be overwhelming. That said, some things are no-brainers, and here’s a list of the top ten things you can easily get rid of right now.
There is something entirely refreshing and life-giving about a clean, uncluttered kitchen counter. In fact, it is one of my favorite benefits of a minimalist lifestyle. It sets the tone and culture for the home. It communicates calm and order. Yet it is one of the most difficult places in the home to keep uncluttered.
Over the years, I’ve been blessed to have countless positive influences in my life. Their example and their wisdom have shaped me in every way—including my financial practices.
Most of the time while staging our home for sale, I wondered why we had never put in the effort to stage our home for living. Consider setting aside a weekend to stage your house for living. It will take some intentional effort. But in the end, your home just may look better than the day you bought it. And maybe, just maybe, it could be a little bit of fun too.
When we have more than we need, there is less incentive to clean up along the way. If your home feels messy all the time, you should try owning less.
When I discovered my own path towards minimalism years ago, every step brought new challenges. Now, our family has a system in place to continually manage our possessions. The Becker Method is what we found works best for us and most people.
The Becoming Minimalist YouTube channel is a combination of videos based on blog posts that first appeared here and brand-new original content. We put out new videos every Friday.
And let me know below in the comment section if you have any video suggestions.