Although I had spent a couple years knowing that I had too much stuff, it wasn't until I read this book when I really became serious about it. My husband, who actually bought the book, did not read it until after I had. I suddenly picked up the pace and began really purging items that I no longer needed. Soon, he spent a day reading it and got on board. Since then, I have found a much fuller life by focusing on family and not on stuff. I am now able to find items I truly enjoy rather than rebuying them over and over, because my favorite things are lost somewhere in the abyss of my mess. I have to credit this book for pushing me over the edge to a more focused intentional life.
Joshua Becker, His Book, and His Blog
Joshua Becker, the author of the book, learned he needed to live the minimalist life after he spent an entire day cleaning his garage, when all he really wanted to do was spend time with his boy. It occurred to him, that his things were taking priority over his family and he needed to make changes.
Since then, he started the blog Becoming Minimalists. After having a following he then wrote the book, encouraging others to find the same quality of life by freeing themselves of the unnecessary.
Declutter Life; Live More Intentionally
How does decluttering your home make your life better:
Many of us know that we need to eliminate some of our clutter. It does not mean we all need to become a minimalist. Plus, being a minimalist is going to look different in every home. There are people who take it to the extremes and literally live out of their cars. Others will have a bookshelf full of books, a cupboard full of craft items, yet feel they are living with minimalist intentions. The idea is that your life is fuller. Do not minimize your items, if it causes stress among your family members. The point is to make your life richer, not harder. Becker does a great job of expressing this. If you would like to buy the book, please click on the affiliate link below.
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Angela Michelle Schultz
I am abnegating my possessions for the sake of the good things in my life like my church, my husband, my daughters, my family, my friends, and my writing. I am learning the joy of having more time and money for what matters by removing the stuff that doesn't.