I had heard about The Minimalists a few times before I went to my NAPO (National Association of Professional Organizers) conference in April. However to be honest every time I heard the word minimalist I would write it off as some kind of strange fad that I probably wouldn’t be interested in. I would visualize a sparsely furnished home with a bed and one nightstand, a lamp and maybe one picture. Cold. Impersonal. Boring. I simply didn’t like the word minimalism so I wasn’t interested in learning more about it.
Until one day in April, I went to conference and our opening keynote speakers were The Minimalists, Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus.
They both told their stories about what minimalism meant to them and why they embraced the lifestyle. It was so interesting to hear and it made me way more curious about that word. Minimalism. What exactly is it?
(Start here for the definition) Minimalism: An Elevator Pitch
These are just the tip of the ice burg of some of my favorite posts by these guys.
My hope with this post was to introduce you to The Minimalists, help you understand what minimalism really is, and to not be afraid of the ideas and the word like I was. Spend some time investigating their site and reading their books. You won’t regret it!
I would love to know the results of any of the exercises above if you try any of them!
What do you think of minimalism?