The Minimalist Home

The Minimalist Home

A Room-by-Room Guide to A Decluttered, Refocused Life

eBook - 2018
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USA TODAY BESTSELLER * 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.
Publisher: 2018.
ISBN: 9781601428011
Branch Call Number: eBook overdrive
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: Overdrive, Inc

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sjpl_rebekah Aug 26, 2019

Minimalism is all the rage right now. Whether it be your wardrobe or your home, there are many people who will espouse the principles of a more simplistic lifestyle. There is a lot of information and research that can attest to the benefits of minimalism (it’s cost-efficient, time-saving, environmentally friendly, etc.), but what I really liked about this book is that it thoroughly addresses the after of decluttering your life. Other books I have read on this topic take a similar approach to Becker and outline methods to declutter and minimize your possessions room-by-room so that you can focus your time and money on less tangible pursuits such as building a healthier, happier life; however, few address how to realistically maintain this change. Things have a way of accumulating, despite best intentions, and Becker outlines ways you can continue to live minimally well after the initial purge.

Overall, I found this book very easy to understand and very applicable to minimizing an average household. There were many personal testimonies and anecdotes interjected throughout the book, but I personally did not find them to be very useful and skipped through most of them. Others may find these enjoyable to read, but I personally do not need to be convinced that adopting this sort of lifestyle would be to my benefit.

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rain_chalice
Jun 30, 2019

I waited a long time for this book and it was a total disappointment. There is nothing here that is new. He seems to have done it all without consulting his wife. Grab Marie Kondo instead!

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writermala
May 14, 2019

Review This is a topic that Joshua Becker has written about before. It is a great concept and needs exploring. However, I felt that the book was too repetitive. I would say the subject matter was fit for an essay which was expanded for a book. Worth skimming over.

multcolib_karene Feb 12, 2019

And yet another book on minimalism...if I was going through a stack of books on minimalism and was deciding which of them brought me "joy", I'd be putting this on the "non-joy" pile. It's a fine book but I just didn't find myself connecting with it.

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Read1916
Dec 30, 2018

An excellent book that will get you thinking/dreaming about how your life could be different if you have less stuff to take care of, clean, and maintain. If you could save money and time with a simpler amount of possessions, and maybe even a smaller home, how would your life be different? Perhaps pursue a dream or career change, housing change or more time for what's most important to you! I especially enjoyed the latter part: after you've minimized your possessions, what would you Really like to do? Spend more time with family, or investing in others? Great book. I recommend it!

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carolefort
Dec 21, 2018

"The goal of minimalism is not just to own less stuff. The goal is to unburden our lives so we can accomplish more." This is a quote by Joshua Becker in The Minimalist Home. Minimalism in your home and life simplifies every aspect of living. The author offers room-by-room examples to streamline possessions and furniture. Objects that are not necessary can be relocated, sold, donated or recycled. This book is not for hoarders: minimalism could apply to most of our homes. Joshua Becker guides through the process to make life simpler and allow more time to do things that really matter. The Minimalist Home is well-explained and provides easy-to-follow suggestions on how to proceed. This is definitely an example of less is more. A useful tool.

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