I have been reading quite a bit about minimalism lately and what it truly means to embrace a minimalist lifestyle.  Many people hear the word minimalism and say that it is not for them. Some of us think of a typical empty house with white walls and no stuff.  But if I have learned anything lately from the various blog posts, podcasts and books I have read it is that minimalism is not easily defined.  There is not a right or wrong way to be a minimalist.  Minimalism can be defined by you and applied to YOUR lifestyle.  Anyone who is trying to rid their house of excess stuff and is willing to simplify is taking steps towards becoming more minimalist.

I just finished the book “The More of Less” by Joshua Becker. (Finding the Life You Want Under Everything You Own).  It was a great book and had some good insight into the benefits of owning less.  I would highly recommend it.

There are many resources available on the subject of minimalism, simplifying your life and intentional living.  All you have to do is have an open mind and be willing to make even one small change.  You just might surprise yourself.

Some of my favorite resources:


“Everything that Remains” by the Minimalists

“You Can Buy Happiness and its Cheap” by Tammy Strobel


Slow Your Home by Brooke McAlary

(her new book just came out “Destination Simple”)

Related to simplifying your wardrobe:

Courtney Carver and her blog Be More With Less

(Project 333 and The Tiny Wardrobe Tour)

You can also check out Pinterest and search my boards for Capsule and Minimalist wardrobes for some inspiration!