The Minimalist Home, by Joshua Becker, is a self help book to help clear the clutter from our home to help us make our home be the inviting, peaceful home that we will feel comfortable in. The book is divided into three sections, the first being an introductory to what a minimalist home really is about. The second section is a guide of going through each room in the house and gives tips of how to clean out the clutter. The third section covers moving forward after going through our home. The chapters end with minimizing checklists. The author also included statistics and input from others who have minimized their home.
While there are many book on this topic, this book shows the cost of having more stuff, either financially or socially. Having more stuff, requires more of our time to maintain it, taking us away from spending time with others. Also as we collect more and more stuff, we often find ourselves needing to have a larger home for it all. I especially enjoyed the section on minimizing our wardrobe. Just because we have professional jobs does not mean we need to have a big wardrobe. I also appreciate the author pointing out how the family is affected by clearing the clutter from our homes.
There were times while reading this book that I felt it was unrealistic to declutter to the extreme the author discusses. However, since reading this book, I find myself looking at the things in my home differently. When I see the clutter, I automatically ask myself if I really need different things. When shopping I ask myself if I really need items, not just want. I feel most people will benefit from reading this book.
I received a copy of this book from the publisher. This is my honest review.
To learn more about the author and his program go to: https://www.becomingminimalist.com/
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