The More of Less
By Joshua Becker
Creator of BecomingMinimalist.com
This is an easy to read 200-page book about the story of Joshua Becker and how after a conversation with a neighbour changed his life forever.
Most of us are guilty of accumulating “stuff” but having all this “stuff” in your house and garage means you have extra cleaning, spend lots of your time organising and cannot use our garage for the car.
After this interaction with his neighbour Joshua Becker and his family decided to remove all nonessential possessions from their home. After donating, discarding or selling, they were left with less than 50% of their possessions.
As you may know from my blog posts and tweets de-cluttering is one of my top priorities at the moment. It is however, going to be a long journey. My health means that I can only sort out in small doses and I have two major obstacles, 2 teenage daughters, who just don’t want to throw anything away.
My husband and I have a 5-10 year to downsize our home once the children have completed school, college and/or university. It is to this purpose that we are aiming to reduce our clutter.
This book has helped me to understand that minimalism does not mean living in a house with white paint and little furniture. Minimalism is there for you to adapt to your own needs.
I enjoyed reading this book and have since joined his website newsletter for more up to date information.
If you are looking to change your buying habits/remove clutter then this is the book for you.
One of the plus sides of not having as much in your home is that when you stop buying “stuff” it helps your wallet.
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