As regular readers will know, I have been reading (and thoroughly enjoying) minimalist blogs lately.
In the beginning, I think I started reading minimalist blogs out of curiousity.
Financially I was interested in being more careful about how I spent my money. I was seeking ways to become more frugal. I wanted to, at least in part, escape the crush of consumerism.
What I uncovered with minimalist blogs is so much more than simply being careful with money.
Now I am hooked.
The aspect that I have most embraced with minimalism blogs is the value of freedom. Freedom from debt. Freedom to pursue a career that you love. Freedom to be completely yourself.
Here are 5 minimalist blogs I am currently enjoying.
Courtney Carver is the author of Be More With Less. Read through Courtney’s about page to get a feel for her and her blog.
Courtney has a great series – How to Live in the Land of Enough.
For more from Courtney grab a copy of her eBook Simple Ways to Be More with Less
I found this blog by accident, which is ironic considering I now find references to it in a lot of other blogs in the same niche.
The writer, Nina Yau recently resigned from her job and is planning to travel and relocate in the new year.
This blog is fairly new, it started in July 2010. The writer, Matt Madeiro made three main changes in his life. He lost weight, started travelling and he embraced minimalism. Health and exercise are a feature of this blog, which makes it a little bit different from some of the other minimalist sites.
Start here for more information on Matt and his blog.
(As you may have guessed already, I am a huge fan of these start here pages. They give new readers a great chance to get an overview of the blog and to get to know the writer a little better. I must set up one of these pages on this blog!).
This site is run by Joshua Becker. I find this site particularly interesting, considering Joshua is part of a family of four. Throwing children into the mix, represents an even greater challenge for minimalists. Joshua however proves it can be done.
I also love Joshua’s down to earth writing style.
Looking for more of Joshua’s work. Read his eBooks Simplify for 7 Guiding Principles to Help Anyone Declutter Their Home and Life and Inside-Out Simplicity for Life-Changing Keys to Your Most Important Relationships.
This site has some fantastic minimalist images, not to mention many excellent posts.
I can definitely relate to the articles on living in a small space. My last rental, a one bedroom apartment was tiny. I am not sure of the exact measurements, but most people I know have larger lounge rooms, than the size of the whole unit.
When I finally bought a property, I went bigger with a 2 bedroom townhouse. By Australian standards, it would still be considered reasonably small, yet it is the perfect size for me. I love it!
Get better acquainted with Francine Jay, the writer of Miss Minimalist on her about page.
Need more help getting organised? Grab a copy of the Miss Minimalist eBook The Joy of Less, A Minimalist Living Guide: How to Declutter, Organize, and Simplify Your Life
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