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Minimalist Blogs and Resources
« on: February 23, 2015, 04:01:09 PM »
Spring has sprung in Florida /ducks and I'm in full spring cleaning mode.  It's time to continue with my reduction of things that constantly need organizing and cleaning.

I like the idea of "Capsule" or "French" wardrobes and have already started that initiative.

I also like the *idea* of the 100/75/50/etc things method of minimalist living, but these are a little too extreme for me at this point.

What are some good minimalist blogs/pod casts/message boards that you've found helpful as a beginner?

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Re: Minimalist Blogs and Resources
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2015, 04:52:25 PM »
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« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2015, 05:00:16 PM »
If you like the idea of a capsule wardrobe, I've enjoyed Project 333.  http://theproject333.com/getting-started/

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Re: Minimalist Blogs and Resources
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2015, 05:03:45 PM »
I really like becoming minimalist (Joshua Becker). He's a little more philosophical and comes off less harsh to me that a lot of minimalist writers do. If you like tiny living stuff, I recommend Rowdy Kittens (Tammy Strobel). Also, the Simple Living Guide is quite simply the perfect resource to start a simple living/minimalist journey in my opinion. Some of the tech references really date it, but that just means you can pick it up very very cheap off of amazon ;)

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Re: Minimalist Blogs and Resources
« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2015, 08:25:23 PM »
becoming minimalist  -- Joshua Becker

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Re: Minimalist Blogs and Resources
« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2015, 08:28:50 PM »
+1 for theminimalists.  It's really extreme (especially the packing party) but I get good ideas from it.

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Re: Minimalist Blogs and Resources
« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2015, 09:08:22 PM »
Recently watched a mini documentary on YouTube.  Think it was called Without Bounds. 

I'll second light by coco.

 I just put minimalism into youtube and checked out all the videos. 

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« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2015, 10:38:34 PM »
Miss Minimalist is good.  I recommend her book as well.

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« Reply #9 on: February 25, 2015, 07:28:18 AM »
Check this book out from your local library: http://www.amazon.ca/The-Life-Changing-Magic-Tidying-Decluttering/dp/1607747308

I'm picking away at this method now and it's amazing. The best advise I've ever had in regards to what items to keep and which to toss/donate has come from this book. It involves only keeping items that spark joy and organizing by category rather than area. My books are finally all together and I only own the ones that really matter to me.

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Re: Minimalist Blogs and Resources
« Reply #10 on: February 25, 2015, 07:50:51 AM »
Check this book out from your local library: http://www.amazon.ca/The-Life-Changing-Magic-Tidying-Decluttering/dp/1607747308

I'm picking away at this method now and it's amazing. The best advise I've ever had in regards to what items to keep and which to toss/donate has come from this book. It involves only keeping items that spark joy and organizing by category rather than area. My books are finally all together and I only own the ones that really matter to me.

+1  !!!

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Re: Minimalist Blogs and Resources
« Reply #11 on: February 25, 2015, 08:03:32 AM »
+1 for theminimalists.  It's really extreme (especially the packing party) but I get good ideas from it.

I did their packing party years ago and loved the results.  I didn't really how much stuff I had that I did not need.

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Re: Minimalist Blogs and Resources
« Reply #13 on: February 26, 2015, 07:35:28 PM »
Delurking because I've recently been enjoying this gal's series on building a capsule wardrobe that really reflects your personal style. Haven't really looked at her other minimalist topics, though. http://into-mind.com

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Re: Minimalist Blogs and Resources
« Reply #14 on: February 27, 2015, 08:33:02 AM »
Thanks for all the resources everyone!  To date, I've donated a car load of books, clothes, duplicate/redundant stuff to Goodwill.  I will be listing a few things on a facebook yard sale group this weekend.  I should be able to get an extra student loan payment or two out of the loot.  Woot!