Real Life Minimalists: Cecily

Today, we have an inspirational story from Cecily, who tells us how minimalism has given her the time, focus, and ability to pursue her dream of being a writer. Cecily writes:

Being a minimalist isn’t something new to me. It’s a habit, a part of my every day. I think about it little more than I think about eating well, or keeping the house clean, or putting clothes through the wash…

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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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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

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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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A Bouquet of Decluttering Inspiration

The new edition of The Joy of Less will be published 3 weeks from today!

To thank all those who pre-order the book before April 26, I’ve created a little bouquet of decluttering inspiration: a dozen printables with tips and photos to help you STREAMLINE your life…

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