Below I present the full list of simple living and minimalist blogs and resources such as books, courses, videos, podcasts etc. on the Internet. Many of them are websites to which I keep coming back for years. But it’s not my personal list. There are also places new to me, recommended by friends from minimalist FB groups (thank you for your help).
Best minimalist blogs and resources 2019
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Allie believes mothers need minimalism more than anyone else. Her blog is a community of moms who are ditching the clutter, getting intentional about how they spend their time and embracing simpler, life-giving motherhood.
Be More with Less by Courtney Carver
If you are looking for inspiration to simplify your life and infuse it with love.
Becoming Minimalist by Joshua Becker
The blog is designed to inspire others to pursue their greatest passions by owning fewer possessions.
See also Joshua’s books.
Break The Twitch by Anthony Ongaro
Anthony’s blog is about minimizing distractions and doing more of what matters.
See also his new book.
She originally started this blog (formerly titled Blonde on a Budget) to document her debt repayment journey, but this space has morphed into so much more than that. Each week, Cait shares stories and lessons she’s learning in her pursuit to become a more mindful consumer.
Here, you’ll find tools to help you simplify your schedule, your home, and your family, inspiration and ideas for decluttering distractions and organizing what matters most.
See also Emily’s books.
Miss Minimalist by Francine Jay
A beautiful life with less stuff. Being a minimalist isn’t only about white walls and empty spaces. It’s about eliminating the distractions that keep us from fully appreciating life.
See also Francine’s books.
mnmlist by Leo Babauta
It’s about minimalism, and why it’s important today. It’s about stuff, and how it has come to overwhelm us. It’s about distractions and commitments and a neverending task list. It’s about how less is the answer.
See Leo’s books.
Nourishing Minimalism by Rachel Jones
Rachel shares the methods of simplifying and the tools that she relies on to maintain a home that is easy to take care of and a joyful space to live.
Rowdy Kittens by Tammy Strobel
Tammy started her blog in 2007 to document her downsizing adventures. She lived with her husband in a tiny house on wheels for four years. She writes about living simply, creativity, everyday adventures, and more.
See also Tammy’s book.
It is a counter-culture blog designed to support you wherever you are on the screen spectrum. Screen-free, screen-limiters or screen-embracers all deserve research-based information to help them make the best tech-wise choices for their families. The site is also home to the research and practice of the child development-based S.P.O.I.L. system for prioritizing activities for your child’s day. They provide with a ton screen-alternative activities to keep kids happy and learning.
Slow and Happy by Ula
🙂 This blog is about finding happiness in life by regaining our resources: time, energy, attention, space, and money.
Evelyn and Dan are passionate about helping people who feel trapped by too much stuff and busy lives to find freedom in small. They encourage to live with less: less stuff, less obligations, less pressure, less mess, and show positive result of such a choice.
TheMinimalists by Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus
They focus on making room for more: more time, more passion, more experiences, more growth, more contribution, more contentment. More freedom. Clearing the clutter from life’s path helps us make that room.
See also their books.
The Simple Brief by Minimalist Melody
Melody’s goal is to make minimalism mainstream, not an alternative lifestyle. On the blog she focuses on housework and organization within minimalism, making the home beautiful, green, and smart.
Zen Habits by Leo Babauta
The blog is about finding simplicity and mindfulness in the daily chaos of our lives. It’s about clearing the clutter so we can focus on what’s important, create something amazing, find happiness. It has over a million readers.
See also Leo’s books.
Zero Waste Home by Bea Johnson
Bea has launched a global movement, inspiring people throughout the world to live simply and take a stance against needless waste. She proposes a simple guideline, 5R’s: Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, and Rot (and only in that order).
See also Bea’s book.
articles series to inspire minimalism
Here I’ll share with you series of articles that can influence and inspire you.
Slow Living Experiments by Cait Flanders
One year and ten areas of life in which Cait tried to live slower and more mindful. With examples of tasks/observations to take in the specific areas. Check the summary of the year of slow living experiments to get links to all experiments.
The Joy of One by Francine Jay (Miss Minimalist)
How lovely would it be to have One coat you could wear all year? One pair of shoes that worked with every outfit? One bag that filled all your needs? […] for me, that’s minimalist heaven. It’s the culmination of all the decluttering I’ve been doing. One is restrained. One is elegant. One is beautiful.
Inspiring Simplicity. Weekend Reads by Joshua Becker
Every other week Joshua publishes links to articles from around the web in subjects connected with minimalism, simple living, consumption, mindfulness, and values.
podcasts about minimalism
The Practical Minimalists podcast (a mom duo)
YouTube channels about simple life
Minimalism: a Documentary About the Important Things by TheMinimalists
It examines the many flavors of minimalism by taking the audience inside the lives of minimalists from all walks of life: families, entrepreneurs, architects, artists, journalists, scientists, and even a former Wall Street broker, all of whom are striving to live a meaningful life with less.
video about minimalism
top minimalist books
Most loved and recommended:
The Joy of Less by Francine Jay
The Minimalist Mom by Rachel Jonat
It’s All Too Much by Peter Walsh
Looking for more good books about minimalism?
courses in minimalism
Dress with Less and Create Your Capsule Wardrobe by Courtney Carver
A Year to Clear What is Holding You Back! by Stephanie Bennett Vogt
communities/services for minimalists
It is a movement of people who are giving (and getting) stuff for free in their own towns and neighborhoods. It’s all about reuse and keeping good stuff out of landfills.
Fat Lama (US and UK)
Borrow stuff you need. Lend stuff you don’t. Cameras, other electronics, travel gear, party gear, designer bags, kids’ toys and much, much more.
ecourse: The Art of Less Doing by Ari Meisel
digital library: Productivity Bundle 2019: ecourses, ebooks, printables
digital library: Master Your Money Bundle 2019
digital library: Healthy Meal Planning Bundle (courses to learn meal planning + ready recipes + ready meal plans for various diets) – time limited!