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The Minimalist Home
by Joshua Becker
From the back cover:
A popular minimalist blogger and author of The More of Less shows you how to methodically turn your home into a place of peace, contentment, and purposeful living.
One of today’s most influential minimalist advocates takes us on a decluttering tour of our own houses and apartments, showing us how to decide what to get rid of and what to keep. He both offers practical guidelines for simplifying our lifestyle at home and addresses underlying issues that contribute to over-accumulation in the first place. The purpose is not just to create a more inviting living space. It’s also to turn our life’s HQ–our home–into a launching pad for a more fulfilling and productive life in the world.
About the author:
JOSHUA BECKER is the founder and editor of Becoming Minimalist, a website dedicated to inspiring others to find more life by owning less. The website welcomes over 1,000,000 readers each month and has inspired millions around the world to consider the practical benefits of owning fewer possessions and given them the practical help to get started. He is the best-selling (Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Publisher’s Weekly, Amazon, Audible) author of The More of Less: Finding the Life You Want Under Everything You Own. Joshua’s writing has led to speaking opportunities all across America and internationally. He is a contributing writer to Forbes and has made media appearances in the Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post Live, and the CBS Evening News. Joshua and his young family live in Peoria, AZ. In many ways, they are just your typical middle-class, suburban family–minus the dog and relentless pursuit of physical possessions.
Minimalism is trendy, but for someone who is just getting started, where do you even begin?
The Minimalist Home takes you room by room through your house, addressing many of the common clutter issues in each room and offering perspective on the decisions to be made. It won’t do the work for you, but it will give you tools to help you along the way.
So much of the decluttering process is mental: deciding what to keep and what to get rid of. The Minimalist Home does a great job of painting a picture of what your home — and life!— could be like while still maintaining your own uniqueness and style.
If you are ready to make some changes for the better (or even if you’re just thinking about it), this will be a wonderful resource to keep at hand.
(I received a complimentary copy of this book. The thoughts expressed here are entirely my own.)
**While this is not specifically a “Christian” book, decluttering our homes frees up our time and resources to pursue other things, including ministry. In this regard, I felt it still relevant to our purposes here to share this resource with you.