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The Minimalist Home

A popular minimalist blogger and author of The More of Less shows you how to methodically turn your home into a place of peace contentment and purposeful living One of today's most influential minimalist advocates takes us I received an e copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest reviewShort version don t do this to yourself folks Just don t There are better books about minimalism andor decluttering out thereLong version the thing is I actually usually like books about minimalism and about downsizing your life particularly the ones that offer practical solutions with regard to decluttering one s life They can be very soothing They show the reader that change is possible that others have been there before and that there is no shame in having clutter in your home now because you can get betterThis book isn t like thatI mean I agree with the basic tenets of what Becker writes Having less stuff makes it easier to clean up means fewer things to concern oneself with means that looking for things is less complicated because you know where everything is etc Having does not eual being happier Capitalism as a system incourages one to buy as much possible and places value on what one possesses and then people tend to hold onto things they no longer need because they might be useful but they rarely turn out to be And so on This is perfectly reasonableBut the book doesn t stop at that And it doesn t stop at painstakingly going over every single room in the house to basically tell you to throw away donate recycle whatever what you don t need and declutter declutter declutter If the book consisted only of that it would be rather boring and very repetitive so many empty words but not uite so annoying Unfortunately the author peppers his text with much judgment and condescensionThe first instance where I actually stopped reading and looked sideways at the book was this I have a friend with a bookcase in her living room The last time I visited her I noticed the following on its four shelves thirty six books eleven figurines twenty four photos two souvenir coffee mugs ten snow globes and it wasn t even winter various flower arrangment in vases and a small sampling of candles Yes I actually wrote down the inventory when she wasn t noticing As I looked at her bookcase I asked myself Which of these things mean the most to her What is it that she values most I couldn t tell by looking at her bookcase it was too crowded with things that were unimportant I feel so sorry for that woman and her bookcase How could she not organize it thoughtfully for her friend s benefit I was at the house belonging to an acuaintance Mick one Friday afternoon It was a larger than average house with palm trees and a pool in the backyard Although it was undeniably beautiful it seemed a little excessive to me Of course I didn t say anything about that because it wasn t really any of my business Well thank you for considerately including this detail in the book then Our bathrooms and laundry room might not seem important but since we use them so freuently letting them stay cluttered would mean embracing aggravation and inefficiency every day This may not necessarily be so judgmental but what Not important How What Well perhaps because I don t know if it s about vanity or marketing but increasingly both men and women worldwide are buying products with the intention of making themselves look better 1 How dare they2 But also we do know that people have been trying to improve their appearance since forever basically It s not a new phenomenon 3 In conclusion how dare theyThis is followed by considering how many beauty products women have useThen this nugget of wisdom when it comes to using electronic devices I m told some people use their computer to play games Obviously they are not minimalists Minimalists do not have such trivial pursuitsAnd so on and so on Don t own stuff don t own mismatched stuff don t put it in a large although beautiful house because Mr Becker will be there to judge youThen there are some examples of truly horrible pieces of advice My favourite is probably the following bit The problem with most under the bed spaces is that they uickly become places for hoarding and unnecessary things Our closets are full our drawers are full and the next available space is under the bed So that space uickly collects countless items seemingly never to be seen again by human eyes I use the space under my bed for storing useful items that I do not want to leave out in the open Under my side of the bed I store the books I am currently reading This keeps them within arm s reach but does not leave clutter on a nightstand Actually there is no nightstand there I removed the one from my side of the bed I also keep some business files under the bed My wife keeps a few boxes of keepsakes under her side as well We live in a house with no basement or attic so using that space under the bed has been helpful to us Okay how does that make sense There is a point to having a nightstand and that is precisely to collect things you use while in bed I could maybe understand keeping one book or a magazine under the bed over night because maybe there is a glass of water on the nightstand and we were too sleepy to navigate around it but any longer Nope Business files Boxes of keepsakes Are you kidding How does one clean under the bed then I take the fragment above to mean they just lie on the floor This is exactly what pieces of furniture such as file cabinets were invented for There is also this You can make changes in your lawn trees and shrubs so that your yard will be simpler to take care of and create the experience you want Could you reduce the area of grass that you have to mow replacing the turf with hardscape such as gravel Please don t Please keep the grass Possibly some shrubs Do this for your planetThen there is a chapter dedicated to the idea that one should buy a small house rather than a large one because well you know minimalism and big spaces call for clutter I guessTwo uotes which are isolated in the text so that you could easily tweet them by the way Buy the house you need not the house you can afford At the same time our houses are getting bigger our families are getting broken Coincidence Wow Profound eyerollYou know I do get the thought process behind this concept I do Larger does not have to eual better Living in a smaller space may be comfortable it s easier to clean it up for example And in the later part of this chapter where Becker talks about considering downsizing one s house in response to changes in life children moving out of the house getting older and less mobile it s all uite reasonable But at the same time who are those people who just go around buying huge expensive houses Because in my generation in order to buy a house most of us have to go get a huge bank loan Who is this book even addressed to How wealthy do you have to be to afford Becker s kind of minimalismAs a side note maybe I don t get the big house thing because I m very much not American and most of us over here don t live in houses but in apartmentsTowards the end Becker explains that minimalism has made it possible for his life to be open to his family to thoughtful and mindful experiences and to Jesus I m sure there s nothing Jesus would appreciate than judging people on the contents of their bookcases folksIn conclusion not a good book Not a kind book A lot of what Becker says has already been said simply and elegantly in many Internet articles And there are a good few books on decluttering that give better specific tips than get rid of what is not necessary and are not so hollier than thou while doing so The Pastor Takes a Wife us I received an e copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest reviewShort version don t do this to yourself folks Just don t There are better books about minimalism andor decluttering out thereLong version the thing is I actually A Passionate Proposition usually like books about minimalism and about downsizing your life particularly the ones that offer practical solutions with regard to decluttering one s life They can be very soothing They show the reader that change is possible that others have been there before and that there is no shame in having clutter in your home now because you can get betterThis book isn t like thatI mean I agree with the basic tenets of what Becker writes Having less stuff makes it easier to clean The Calamity Janes up means fewer things to concern oneself with means that looking for things is less complicated because you know where everything is etc Having does not eual being happier Capitalism as a system incourages one to buy as much possible and places value on what one possesses and then people tend to hold onto things they no longer need because they might be Internal Affairs / Protector of One useful but they rarely turn out to be And so on This is perfectly reasonableBut the book doesn t stop at that And it doesn t stop at painstakingly going over every single room in the house to basically tell you to throw away donate recycle whatever what you don t need and declutter declutter declutter If the book consisted only of that it would be rather boring and very repetitive so many empty words but not Fallen Angel uite so annoying Unfortunately the author peppers his text with much judgment and condescensionThe first instance where I actually stopped reading and looked sideways at the book was this I have a friend with a bookcase in her living room The last time I visited her I noticed the following on its four shelves thirty six books eleven figurines twenty four photos two souvenir coffee mugs ten snow globes and it wasn t even winter various flower arrangment in vases and a small sampling of candles Yes I actually wrote down the inventory when she wasn t noticing As I looked at her bookcase I asked myself Which of these things mean the most to her What is it that she values most I couldn t tell by looking at her bookcase it was too crowded with things that were The Honor-Bound Gambler unimportant I feel so sorry for that woman and her bookcase How could she not organize it thoughtfully for her friend s benefit I was at the house belonging to an acuaintance Mick one Friday afternoon It was a larger than average house with palm trees and a pool in the backyard Although it was Duister kwaad (Maggie ODell undeniably beautiful it seemed a little excessive to me Of course I didn t say anything about that because it wasn t really any of my business Well thank you for considerately including this detail in the book then Our bathrooms and laundry room might not seem important but since we A Matter of Chance use them so freuently letting them stay cluttered would mean embracing aggravation and inefficiency every day This may not necessarily be so judgmental but what Not important How What Well perhaps because I don t know if it s about vanity or marketing but increasingly both men and women worldwide are buying products with the intention of making themselves look better 1 How dare they2 But also we do know that people have been trying to improve their appearance since forever basically It s not a new phenomenon 3 In conclusion how dare theyThis is followed by considering how many beauty products women have Mom Over Miami useThen this nugget of wisdom when it comes to The Latin Surgeon using electronic devices I m told some people Nanny in Hiding (The Hathaways of Morgan Creek use their computer to play games Obviously they are not minimalists Minimalists do not have such trivial pursuitsAnd so on and so on Don t own stuff don t own mismatched stuff don t put it in a large although beautiful house because Mr Becker will be there to judge youThen there are some examples of truly horrible pieces of advice My favourite is probably the following bit The problem with most The Ranchers Christmas Match under the bed spaces is that they Ranchers Perfect Baby Rescue uickly become places for hoarding and Pollinators & Pollinator Habitat on Federal Lands unnecessary things Our closets are full our drawers are full and the next available space is The Reunion (Mystere Parish: Family Inheritance, under the bed So that space My Favorite Earthling (Otherworldly Men, uickly collects countless items seemingly never to be seen again by human eyes I Miss Prim and the Billionaire (The Falcon Dynasty use the space Stranger in Town (Dundee, Idaho, under my bed for storing Snowbound with Her Hero useful items that I do not want to leave out in the open Under my side of the bed I store the books I am currently reading This keeps them within arm s reach but does not leave clutter on a nightstand Actually there is no nightstand there I removed the one from my side of the bed I also keep some business files Outback Bridegroom (Koomera Crossing) under the bed My wife keeps a few boxes of keepsakes A Royal Christmas Proposal under her side as well We live in a house with no basement or attic so The Texas Wildcatters Baby using that space A Royal Christmas Proposal / A Texas Rescue Christmas under the bed has been helpful to Sheer Pleasure us Okay how does that make sense There is a point to having a nightstand and that is precisely to collect things you The Sex Files use while in bed I could maybe Risky Reunion (Protecting the Witnesses, understand keeping one book or a magazine The Stud (Fontaine Khaled, under the bed over night because maybe there is a glass of water on the nightstand and we were too sleepy to navigate around it but any longer Nope Business files Boxes of keepsakes Are you kidding How does one clean The Promise of Happiness under the bed then I take the fragment above to mean they just lie on the floor This is exactly what pieces of furniture such as file cabinets were invented for There is also this You can make changes in your lawn trees and shrubs so that your yard will be simpler to take care of and create the experience you want Could you reduce the area of grass that you have to mow replacing the turf with hardscape such as gravel Please don t Please keep the grass Possibly some shrubs Do this for your planetThen there is a chapter dedicated to the idea that one should buy a small house rather than a large one because well you know minimalism and big spaces call for clutter I guessTwo Up In Flames (Nighthawk Island, uotes which are isolated in the text so that you could easily tweet them by the way Buy the house you need not the house you can afford At the same time our houses are getting bigger our families are getting broken Coincidence Wow Profound eyerollYou know I do get the thought process behind this concept I do Larger does not have to eual better Living in a smaller space may be comfortable it s easier to clean it Galon Ar gau up for example And in the later part of this chapter where Becker talks about considering downsizing one s house in response to changes in life children moving out of the house getting older and less mobile it s all My Life Crazy uite reasonable But at the same time who are those people who just go around buying huge expensive houses Because in my generation in order to buy a house most of American Cinema/American Culture us have to go get a huge bank loan Who is this book even addressed to How wealthy do you have to be to afford Becker s kind of minimalismAs a side note maybe I don t get the big house thing because I m very much not American and most of Ex On The Beach us over here don t live in houses but in apartmentsTowards the end Becker explains that minimalism has made it possible for his life to be open to his family to thoughtful and mindful experiences and to Jesus I m sure there s nothing Jesus would appreciate than judging people on the contents of their bookcases folksIn conclusion not a good book Not a kind book A lot of what Becker says has already been said simply and elegantly in many Internet articles And there are a good few books on decluttering that give better specific tips than get rid of what is not necessary and are not so hollier than thou while doing so

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That contribute to over accumulation in the first place The purpose is not just to create a inviting living space It's also to turn our life's H our home into a launching pad for a fulfilling and productive life in the worl 3 starsFor such a popular book I found it about average in the world of home decluttering books It may have gone into a bit detail about where to clean and how to eliminate stuff than some other books It also did not lecture about what to keep and what to get rid of It kept referring back to a couple of uestions to ask yourself if you had any hesitation between keeping or discarding I believe that the average American probably does not live in a home that limits their mobility or impedes their social life There are much larger causes that burden people than an extra picture on their wall coat in their closet or nicknack on their table Putting hoarders aside I believe that most people feel health wealth and loved surrounded by those things that bring back good memories and resinate happiness in their life So in my opinion do your everyday house cleaning clean a little deeper twice a year discard stuff as you see that you no longer need it and in your leisure time read something that fulfills you


10 thoughts on “The Minimalist Home

  1. says:

    4 StarsMy personal rating for this book as far as how much I enjoyed it would be a 3 but I am giving it a 4 star rating as I believe the book and its message has a lot to offer to anyone new to minimalism and the minimalism philosophy I have been on the minimalist journey geez I sound like such a cliche but whatever for over a year now and I went at it pretty much the same way I go at most thingswhich is to

  2. says:

    I received an e copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest reviewShort version don’t do this to yourself folks Just don’t There are better books about minimalism andor decluttering out thereLong version the thing is I actually usually like books about minimalism and about downsizing your life particularly the ones that offer practical solutions with regard to decluttering one’s life They can be very soothing They show

  3. says:

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️Wow this book helped me with a momentous move My husband and I are newly empty nested after decades of kids and a mother in law on board in a much larger house than our new 2 bedroom condo It's not easy to scale back That means you have to throw away things you thought you would always have But as Joshua Becker so effectively points out they are just things He made me realize that we should

  4. says:

    The goal of minimalism is not just to own less stuff The goal is to unburden our lives so we can accomplish This is a uote by Joshua Becker in The Minimalist Home Minimalism in your home and life simplifies every aspect of living The author offers room by room examples to streamline possessions and furniture Objects that are not nec

  5. says:

    Many thanks to NetGalley Waterbrook and Multnomah and Joshua Becker for an ARC in exchange for an honest review My opinions are 100% my own and independent of receiving an advanced copyJoshua Becker has been in t

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    Mini Review to follow

  7. says:

    I received this book from Netgally in exchange for an honest review Have never heard of the author I thought it would ve refreshing But sadly was not It was a very repetitive and I found his writing style a bit messy He kept

  8. says:

    3 starsFor such a popular book I found it about average in the world of home 'decluttering' books It may have gone into a bit detail about where to clean and how to eliminate stuff than some other books It also did not lecture about what to keep and what to get rid of It kept referring back to a couple of uestions to ask yourself if you had any hesitation between keeping or discarding I believe that the average American probabl

  9. says:

    Nah Boring imitation of Marie Kondo's philosophy but without her charm and excitement but with drive by Jesus stories I'm not amused with eva

  10. says:

    THE MINIMALIST HOME by Joshua Becker considered one of the movement’s gurus provides a simple room by room approach to clearing y

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