The Free Ultimate Minimalist Resource Guide (and a fond farewell.)
The Ultimate Minimalist Resource Guide
As I am making my exit from the world of minimalist writing, I thought it was best to leave you with a roadmap. From here on out, you are your own guide.
Here is your entire guide to everything minimalist. These link back to all of the best articles on the topics you’ve said you’re most concerned about.
Enjoy your minimalist adventure! Thank you for sharing it with me.
Download Conquer the Clutter for free here.
Get the worksheets here.
Steps to become a minimalist (in no particular order):
- Figure out why you’re doing it.
Redefine your needs.
Get rid of your crap.
Sell your crap for money.
Take the easy way instead.
Get rid of more crap you keep avoiding getting rid of for sentimental reasons.
Revel in the joy of less.
Become indoctrinated into Leo’s fan club.
Follow your passion.
Love your life.
Live more mindfully.
Major areas to address when entering the minimalist ranks:
- Create a minimalist home.
Live in a relatively normal house. (But do extraordinary things.)
Dream of tiny homes
Build a tiny home
Try location independence.
Stay in one place.
Go for less square footage.
- Kill your television.
Really. Kill your television.
Do something impossible.
Run a triathlon.
- Make a budget.
Download some free books.
Have some free fun with your kids.
Be romantic without an expensive dinner.
Be a cheapskate.
Set smart goals.
Get out of debt.
- Try Project 333
Realize how little you really need.
Quality versus quantity.
Reduce your fashion footprint.
Remember, clothes are not who you are.
- Be radical.
Don’t make excuses.
Get tips from the guy with six kids.
Pride yourself on being The Minimalist Mom
Realize minimalist living and kids is counterintuitive – but still doable and wonderful
Ignore your mom.
Realize they won’t die without a house full of crap.
Don’t feel guilty.
- Get rid of stuff, not your family.
Reboot your family!
Lead by example.
Let it go.
Focus on you.
Explain what you’re doing. Ignore their negativity.
You know you’re a minimalist when:
- You could walk away from everything you own – and know you’ll be okay.
You can’t walk through a big box store without a little disgust.
You really appreciate how little you own.
You tell your secrets freely.
Beyond the basics and what to do now – (Once you’re over decluttering, there is more.)
- Know this is just the beginning.
Go on digital sabbaticals.
Reclaim your mornings.
Watch Fight Club. Rejoice.
Uh, what you love, maybe?
Close the damn laptop.
Induce creative flow.
Stay motivated. Chase your dreams.
Minimalism: Decluttering or deeper meaning?
Become a happiness ninja.
Quit your job.
Live on the edge of your reality.
Do something you’ve always wanted to – and ignore the price tag on it.
Write an ebook. (Make sure it doesn’t suck.)
Stomp on a white picket fence just because you can.