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Best Books on Minimalism

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The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up
The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing
Marie Kondō - Oct 14, 2014 (first published in 2011)
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Despite constant efforts to declutter your home, do papers still accumulate like snowdrifts and clothes pile up like a tangled mess of noodles?Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo takes tidying to a whole new level, promising that if you properly simplify and organize your home once, you'll never have to do it again. Most methods advocate a roo...
The Joy of Less
A Minimalist Guide to Declutter, Organize, and Simplify - Updated and Revised (Minimalism Books, Home Organization Books, Decluttering Books House Cleaning Books)
Francine Jay - Apr 26, 2016 (first published in 2010)
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Having less stuff is the key to happiness. Do you ever feel overwhelmed, instead of overjoyed, by all your possessions? Do you secretly wish a gale force wind would blow the clutter from your home? If so, it's time to simplify your life! The Joy of Less is a fun, lighthearted guide to minimalist living. Part One provides an inspirational pep talk o...
The More of Less
Finding the Life You Want Under Everything You Own
Joshua Becker - Nov 20, 2018 (first published in 2016)
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Don’t Settle for More  Most of us know we own too much stuff. We feel the weight and burden of our clutter, and we tire of cleaning and managing and organizing.   While excess consumption leads to bigger houses, faster cars, fancier technology, and cluttered homes, it never brings happiness. Rather, it results in a desire for more. It redirects ou...
Goodbye, Things
The New Japanese Minimalism
Fumio Sasaki - Apr 11, 2017 (first published in 2015)
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The best-selling phenomenon from Japan that shows us a minimalist life is a happy life.Fumio Sasaki is not an enlightened minimalism expert or organizing guru like Marie Kondo—he’s just a regular guy who was stressed out and constantly comparing himself to others, until one day he decided to change his life by saying goodbye to everything he didn’t...
Minimalism
Live a Meaningful Life
Joshua Fields Millburn - Dec 08, 2011
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Minimalism: Live a Meaningful Life is our finest, most important creation to date. It’s also the best thing we’ve ever written about Minimalism and will likely serve as the cornerstone to our work for years to come. It took us a year to write this book—a year of creating the best material possible and finding ways to relate it back to our lives so ...
Essentialism
The Disciplined Pursuit of Less
Greg McKeown - Apr 15, 2014 (first published in 2011)
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Have you ever found yourself stretched too thin? Do you simultaneously feel overworked and underutilized? Are you often busy but not productive? Do you feel like your time is constantly being hijacked by other people’s agendas? If you answered yes to any of these, the way out is the Way of the Essentialist. The Way of the Essentialist isn’t about g...
Everything That Remains
A Memoir by The Minimalists
Joshua Fields Millburn - Jan 01, 2014
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"Like Henry David Thoreau, but with Wi-Fi." — Boston Globe What if everything you ever wanted isn't what you actually want? Twenty-something, suit-clad, and upwardly mobile, Joshua Fields Millburn thought he had everything anyone could ever want. Until he didn't anymore. Blindsided by the loss of his mother and his marriage in the same month, Millb...
Clutterfree with Kids
Change your thinking. Discover new habits. Free your home
Joshua S Becker - Jan 18, 2014
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Children add joy, purpose, and meaning to our lives. They provide optimism, hope, and love. They bring smiles, laughter, and energy into our homes. They also add clutter. As parents, balancing life and managing clutter may appear impossible—or at the very least, never-ending. But what if there was a better way to live?Clutterfree with Kids offers a...
The Year of Less
How I Stopped Shopping, Gave Away My Belongings, and Discovered Life is Worth More Than Anything You Can Buy in a Store
Cait Flanders - Jan 15, 2019
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WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLERIn her late twenties, Cait Flanders found herself stuck in the consumerism cycle that grips so many of us: earn more, buy more, want more, rinse, repeat. Even after she worked her way out of nearly $30,000 of consumer debt, her old habits took hold again. When she realized that nothing she was doing or buying was makin...
Zero Waste Home
The Ultimate Guide to Simplifying Your Life by Reducing Your Waste
Bea Johnson - Apr 09, 2013
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Part inspirational story of Bea Johnson (the “Priestess of Waste-Free Living”) and how she transformed her family’s life for the better by reducing their waste to an astonishing one liter per year; part practical, step-by-step guide that gives readers tools and tips to diminish their footprint and simplify their lives.Many of us have the gnawing fe...
Simplicity Parenting
Using the Extraordinary Power of Less to Raise Calmer, Happier, and More Secure Kids
Kim John Payne - Aug 31, 2010
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Today’s busier, faster, supersized society is waging an undeclared war . . . on childhood. As the pace of life accelerates to hyperspeed–with too much stuff, too many choices, and too little time–children feel the pressure. They can become anxious, have trouble with friends and school, or even be diagnosed with behavioral problems. Now, in defense ...
Decluttering at the Speed of Life by Dana K. White
Digital Minimalism by Cal Newport
Spark Joy by Marie Kondō
It's All Too Much by Peter Walsh
Present Over Perfect by Shauna Niequist
Do Less by Rachel Jonat
Minimalism for Families by Zoë Kim
The Minimalist Home by Joshua Becker
Soulful Simplicity by Courtney Carver
The Minimalist Way by Erica Layne
Cozy Minimalist Home by Myquillyn Smith
Chasing Slow by Erin Loechner
The Joy of Missing Out by Tanya Dalton
New Minimalism by Cary Telander Fortin
Slow by Brooke McAlary
The Paradox of Choice by Barry Schwartz
Simple Matters by Erin Boyle
Essential by Joshua Fields Millburn
The Minimalist Mindset by Danny Dover
The Power of Less by Leo Babauta
Unstuffed by Ruth Soukup
The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin
The Simple Guide to a Minimalist Life by Leo Babauta
Stuffocation by James Wallman
The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning by Margareta Magnusson
A Guide to the Good Life by William B. Irvine
On the Shortness of Life by Seneca
The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
Meditations by Marcus Aurelius
The Miracle of Mindfulness by Thich Nhat Hanh
The Complete Adventures of Curious George by H. A. Rey
The ONE Thing by Gary Keller
Checklist Manifesto by Atul Gawande
The Quiltmaker's Gift by Jeff Brumbeau
The Gift of Nothing by Patrick McDonnell
How to Manage Your Home Without Losing Your Mind by Dana K. White
Odes to Common Things by Pablo Neruda
The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg
Silence by John Cage
7 by Jen Hatmaker
Cluttered Mess to Organized Success Workbook by Cassandra Aarssen
The Clutter Connection by Cassandra Aarssen
The Good Life Handbook by Chuck Chakrapani
Cami Kangaroo Has Too Much Stuff by Stacy C Bauer
Real Life Organizing by Cassandra Aarssen
Frank Lloyd Wright by Alan Hess
Little Bird by Germano Zullo
Less and More by Klaus Klemp
Agnes Martin by Agnes Martin
The Nesting Place by Myquillyn Smith
When Less Becomes More by Emily Ley
The Japanese Garden by Sophie Walker
Does It Matter? by Alan Watts
Donald Judd Writings by Donald Judd
This is Home by Natalie Walton
Adventures of Little Wombat by Vicki Churchill
I Am Here Now by The Mindfulness Project
To The Ocean Deep by Sarah Yoon
To the Moon by Sarah Yoon
In Praise of Shadows by Junichiro Tanizaki
Hygge and Lagom by Barbara Hayden
Chanel by Daniele Bott
The Art of the Good Life by Rolf Dobelli
The Perfectly Orderly House by Ellen Kindt McKenzie
Too Many Toys by David Shannon
Grace, Not Perfection by Emily Ley
Making Space, Clutter Free by Tracy McCubbin
More by I. C. Springman
Welcome Home by Myquillyn Smith
A Simplified Life by Emily Ley
The Underachiever's Manifesto by Ray Bennett
Off the Clock by Laura Vanderkam
Walden and Civil Disobedience by Henry David Thoreau
Agnes Martin by Nancy Princenthal
Essential Zen Habits by Leo Babauta
The Kinfolk Home by Nathan Williams