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  1. says:

    4 StarsMy personal rating for this book as far as how much I enjoyed it would be a 3, but I am giving it a 4 star rating as I believe the book and its message has a lot to offer to anyone new to minimalism and the minimalism philosophy I have been on the minimalist journey geez, I sound like such a cliche, but whatever for over a year now and I went at it pretty much the same way I go at most thingswhich is to say HARD I have never been a hoarder except when it comes to book hoarding, obviously , and I was always that person who maintained a clean house, and who regularly went through clothes and other household items for donationbut I still always felt like my environment was cluttered and thus stifling mentally and emotionally After discovering minimalism and various minimalism blogs including the author s I felt inspired and completely overhauled my home, my belongings, and the way I spend, save, and donate my money As a result, I have already done all the work outlined in this book and I felt like it had nothing new to offer me HOWEVER, I went into this book knowing that might be the case and that does not mean I d...


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    Wow, this book helped me with a momentous move My husband and I are newly empty nested after decades of kids and a mother in law on board in a much larger house than our new 2 bedroom condo It s not easy to scale back That means you have to throw away things you thought you would always have But, as Joshua Becker so effectively points out, they are just things He made me realize that we should use things and treasure people Not the other way around A simple, yet revolutionary thought process Becker has a helpful step by step approach to achieving the minimalist home of your dreams He goes room by room and you better believe I used his method for cleaning out my house We couldn t be happier in our new urban, industrial loft It is easy to clean and entertain friends A real breath of fresh air in the city Becker gave me the courage to throw out recycle up anything that wasn t earning its space in our newly small ho...


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    I received an e copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.Short version don t do this to yourself, folks Just don t There are better books about minimalism and or decluttering out there.Long version the thing is, I actually usually like books about minimalism and about downsizing your life, particularly the ones that offer practical solutions with regard to decluttering one s life They can be very soothing They show the reader that change is possible, that others have been there before and that there is no shame in having clutter in your home now, because you can get better.This book isn t like that.I mean, I agree with the basic tenets of what Becker writes Having less stuff makes it easier to clean up, means fewer things to concern oneself with, means that looking for things is less complicated because you know where everything is, etc Having does not equal being happier Capitalism, as a system, incourages one to buy as much possible and places value on what one possesses and then, people tend to hold onto things they no longer need because they might be useful, but they rarely turn out to be And so on This is perfectly reasonable.But the book doesn t stop at that And it doesn t stop at painstakingly going over every single room in the house to basically tell you ...


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    The goal of minimalism is not just to own less stuff The goal is to unburden our lives so we can accomplish 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 a...


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    Mini Review to follow..


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    I received this book from Netgally in exchange for an honest review Have never heard of the author, I thought it would ve refreshing But sadly was not It was a very repetitive, and I found his writing style a bit messy He kept saying things like in the next chapter We ll talk in the coming pages etc. which really bother me He talks about how to declutter your house room by room, and its mixed With his experience and real life testimonies,he also added some data about the average American. so it s pretty much the same book as most of the subject This book would benefit from having some charts and images to help the reader visualising his home office, or his house and the kids rooms, etc I think this book is better suited for people who are a bit curious on the subject The structure of the text is also a bit strange, at 83% we read the acknowledgements, at 85% the notes from the chapters, at 93% there are testimonies, which could...


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    3 starsFor such a popular book, I found it about average in the world of home decluttering books It may have gone into a bit detail about where to clean and how to eliminate stuff than some other books It also did not lecture about what to keep and what to get rid of It kept referring back to a couple of questions to ask yourself if you had any hesitation between keeping or discarding I believe that the average American probably does not live in a home that limits their mobility or impedes their social life There are much larger causes that burden people than an extra picture on their wall, coat in their closet, or nicknack on their table Putting hoarders aside I believe that most people feel health, wealth and loved surrounded by those things that bring back good memories and resinate happiness in their life So, in my opinion, do your everyday house cleaning, clean a little deeper twice a year, discard stuff as you see that you no longer need it and in your leisure time re...


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    Many thanks to NetGalley, Waterbrook and Multnomah, and Joshua Becker for an ARC in exchange for an honest review My opinions are 100% my own and independent of receiving an advanced copy.Joshua Becker has been in the minimal business for about 10 years He has a website where you can get lots of tips and advice, including a newsletter sent to your inbox every so often He has written other books but this one is sort of the culmination of his life s work He has been on TV, speaks all over and I have been following him for the past couple of years In today s world of massive consumerism, we can all use a dose of paring down and keeping things simple We all have too much stuff We are promoted, advertised, propagandized into thinking that it s all stuff we need, what we have isn t the right stuff and that the stuff we have the happier we will be This has been going on for years, I mean George Carlin had a bit about Stuff in the early 80 s So I was excited to read what Becker had to say on what he promotes as a step by step, compre...


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    THE MINIMALIST HOME by Joshua Becker, considered one of the movement s gurus, provides a simple room by room approach to clearing your home of excess clutter and living happily with less I was struck by his assertion one I ve found true in my own life that by making literal space in your home, you make space in your life for untapped dreams to come forth He describes the benefits that he derived in his own life less financial outlay when you own fewer things, time for what matters, bette...


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    3 stars for those who have already downsized and don t need advice, but 4.5 for those who have a house full of stuff and need inspiration.I ve read so many books on minimizing belongings and housing that this seemed like a rehash of what been published only with theory and philosophizing and a smidge of a spiritual bend I felt the author sometimes got a little judgey when observing others households but there were a few insights I thought were valid For example, as one who goes to a lot of estate sales as entertainment, I m always astounded at how much stuff people have collected which seems to have absolutely no value to anyone but them This perplexed me until I read this from Becker In psychological theory, the endowment effect original text was italicized is our tendency to consider an object important than it really is simply because we own it It s OURS If you need a good nudge to get...


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The Minimalist Home A Popular Minimalist Blogger And Author Of The More Of Lessshows 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 Inviting Living Space It S Also To Turn Our Life S HQ Our Home Into A Launching Pad For A Fulfilling And Productive Life In The World.

  • Hardcover
  • 256 pages
  • The Minimalist Home
  • Joshua Becker
  • 02 February 2017
  • 9781601427991

About the Author: Joshua Becker

Joshua Becker and his young family were introduced to minimalism 6 years ago during a short conversation with their neighbor Since then, Joshua s story and writing have inspired millions around the world to find life by owning fewer possessions Today, based on his thoughtful and intentional approach to minimalism, he is one of the leading voices in the modern simplicity movement reaching ov