Giveaways and More

What a fun and busy book launch week! Thanks for all your sweet words and congratulations on my previous post; it’s been such a pleasure sharing this experience with you.

I’d just like to do a quick roundup of The Joy of Less giveaways that are going on. They’re all ending in the next day or two, so surf on over for a chance to win!

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The Joy of Less Book Release Day!

Today, the new edition of The Joy of Less is being released into the world!

And thanks to you—and all your pre-orders—The Joy of Less is now available in bookstores worldwide! Thanks to you, I got to experience a moment I’ll treasure forever: I took my daughter to our beloved Powell’s Books, where she spotted The Joy of Less on the New Arrivals shelf and shouted excitedly, “There’s mommy’s book! There’s mommy’s book!”

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Real Life Minimalists: Kate

Today, I’m happy to feature Kate, who tells us how she and her family completed overhauled their lives in pursuit of their minimalist dream. So inspiring! And do check out her website, Cohesive Home—while you’re there, you can enter her giveaway to win the new hardcover edition of The Joy of Less! Kate writes:

Hi, I’m Kate! My minimalist journey began, like many others, with the birth of my first daughter…

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A4 Printables for My International Readers

A special note for my international readers: my apologies for the US-centric paper size on my pre-order printables!

I’ve made a special set just for you, scaled for A4 paper. If you’ve already received your download link, simply reply to the email and let me know you prefer A4; I’ll send you a link to the new set…

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5 Days Left for Pre-Order Printables

I can’t believe the new edition of The Joy of Less will be published next week! (Where has this month gone?)

Today, I just want to post a little reminder that if you pre-order the book before next Tuesday (April 26), I’d like to give you a dozen decluttering printables to thank you for your support.

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The Joy of One: Handbag

Okay, everyone…are we ready to talk about One Handbag? This should be a good one.

I don’t know if I’ve ever told you before, but I’m a “bag person”—not a designer or novelty bag person, but a utilitarian one. I get excited about zippered compartments and adjustable straps and water bottle holders (be still, my heart!).

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Real Life Minimalists: Jessica

This week we hear from Jessica, who tells us how decluttering can lead to so many positive changes in life. Jessica writes:

Hi, I’m Jessica. My favorite mantra is “less is more.” I am truly a minimalist at heart. If I don’t love it or it isn’t useful, then it doesn’t deserve to take up space in my home. Hello, Thrift Store…

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The Joy of Less Book Update

In less than two weeks, the new edition of The Joy of Less will be released! I’m so excited and wanted to share some of the latest news surrounding the book. I’m putting it all in one update post—so if you’re interested, it’s all here, and if not, you won’t be inundated with multiple posts on the subject. Sound good? Okay, here we go… {Read full post…}

The Joy of One: Bath and Beauty


For the latest installment in my Joy of One series, I’d like to talk about cosmetics, bath items, personal care products, and the like. Though disposable in nature, we often don’t dispose of them—opting to buy a new color or scent or formulation before we’ve used up our old ones… {Read full post…}

Real Life Minimalists: Haley

Today, I’m excited to introduce you to Haley—she and her family have embraced minimalism to embark on a yearlong RV trip. I’m looking forward to following her adventures on her blog! Haley writes:

Nearly three years ago, with our second child on the way, my husband and I finally moved out of our small condo in Atlanta and into our 2,500-square-foot house in suburbia. It was just what I had always wanted…

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