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5 Blogs To Help You Lead A Minimalist Lifestyle

Every January, people across the globe make a goal of living a more simple and clutter-free life. We all have our take on being minimalist and how best to achieve it. Here are five blogs you should be reading to help you on your way!      

 

The Minimalists - Josh and Ryan write about what it means to really live a better life by freeing yourself from all the possessions and items that make us seem happy on the surface. Read how they created a simple lifestyle in 21 days

Exile Lifestyle - Colin Wright keeps his life simple and his list of possessions a short one. His closet can fit into a suitcase and he moves to a new country every four months. And what's even cooler, he lets his readers choose where he goes! If you had the chance, where would you live? Would you let someone else decide where you go?  

The Minimalist Mom - Rachel and her family made a drastic change to their lifestyle including jobs, possessions, and debt. They paid off $80,000 in debt in just TWO years! This is a great blog to help you ease into a simpler lifestyle, rather than taking a plunge and quitting everything instantly. Reading how Rachel downsized and made it doable for her and her children gives me hope that I can make the changes, too!

Mr. Money Mustache - This is one blog that my husband started reading and I can say that it has changed how we manage our finances. In an amazing way. The author retired comfortably at age 30 on a normal income! In a society where we are taught to acquire anything and everything, it's refreshing to see a family spend less and be happy!

Unclutterer. - This is one blog that can motivate you to pack up the unwanted junk! With lists of how to pack or move, tips for organizing the home, and suggestions for products to make your life easier, this blog is a one-stop shop. 

Bonus - Have kids? Got clutter? Pick up a copy of Clutterfree with Kids and read all about how you can have happy kids without all the toys and all the (happy messes) that children sometimes bring!

Being minimalist means so many different things, but it's essentially all about living simply and enjoying your life immensely. Have you already made the transition? Thinking about it? We'd love to hear your thoughts and tips! 

 

 

 

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Valery Klein on Nov 02, 2014:

I love minimalism - so thanks for this post. But one blog is missing: leuchtend-grau.de 


Judy on Nov 01, 2014:

A year and a half ago, I decided to unclutter my life.  I sold my 3 story home and either gave away all the contents to my children or sold what was left on Craig's List.  My jewelry was sold on Ebay.  I then bought an RV and decided to travel, living with only the basics.  Because of the size of the closets in the RV, most of my clothing had to go too.  Of course, my friends and family thought I was nuts.  To this day, I have never looked back.  I am more at peace than I have ever been in my life.  My simple life gives me the privilege of doing whatever I feel like, when and where I feel like.  All those material things I collected through the years needed my attention and needed to be taken care of.  It is amazing how less is so much cheaper.  I regret that I wasted so much time accumulating "stuff" I thought I had to have since society dictated it.  After a long marriage (which ended in divorce) and 5 beautiful children, who I feel like I successfully raised,  I can finally focus on my own pure and simple happiness.     


Anonymous on Sep 09, 2014:

I believe that those of us who lead a life of so-called "luxury", should be blessed with the gift of losing everything.It happen ed to me and it was a cleansing in so many ways. I appreciate everything now, in a truly amazing way. It also sickens me how I wasted money. God bless!


Dale on Sep 03, 2014:

Ever since selling everything I owned and filling my backpack to travel back in 2012 I've felt more free than I could have ever imagined.

Being free of possessions and bills is something I'd recommend to everyone.


Graziella Giannini on Aug 30, 2014:

You also can read mine. Its in portuguese, but there's translator stuff from google: www.minimalismonapratica.com =)

Enjoy it!


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