I know I’ve talked about minimalist and how to get rid of the books- but actually, I have read more. Since I became a minimalist, I’ve found my life was surrounded by many inspiration books. These books on minimalism helped get me started.
These 3 helpful books show readers how having fewer material possessions can harmonize with a fuller life.
- The Life-Changing magic of tidying up by Marie Kondo, 2011. It is #1 New York Times bestselling guide to decluttering your home takes you step-by-step through Marie Kondo’s revolutionary KonMari Metho. The book teach you to tidying to a whole new level, promising that if you properly simplify and organise your home once, you’ll never have to do it again. I’ve mentioned on my pervious how this book changed my life
Tidying ought to be the act of restoring balance between people, their possessions and the house they live in”. “We should be choosing what we want to keep, not what we want to get rid of.” “The place we live should be for the person we are becoming now – not for the person we have been in the past.”Marie Kondo
- The Joy of Less: A Minimalist Guide to Declutter, Organize, and Simplify By Francine Jay It is one of minimalist books that people have talked about the most. Francine Jay applies this method to every room in the house, like Marie Kondo.
Remember, the things with which we choose to surround ourselves tell our story. Let’s hope it’s not “I choose to live in the past,” or “I can’t finish the projects I start.” Instead, let’s aim for something like, “I live lightly and gracefully, with only the objects I find functional or beautiful.”Francine Jay
The differences between Jay and Kondo is STEAMLINE method in the charpter 2, and it is my favorite part.
S – Start Over
T – Trash, Treasure, or Transfer
R – Reason for each item
E – Everything in its place
A – All surfaces clear
M – Modules
L – Limits
I – If one comes in, one goes out
N – Narrow it down
E – Everyday maintenance
“The most important reason to live in the moment is nothing lasts forever. Enjoy the moment while it’s in front of you. Be present. Accept life for what it is: a finite span of time with infinite possibilities.”Joshua Fields Millburn, The Minimalist
The book from two founders of The Minimalist, a very first minimalist blog. The book gives the audience advice excellently, start from simple living, decluttering, and finances, to passion, health, and relationships.
Reading is a way to find your inspiration for life. Nowadays, there are many good books for you to dig in and extremely to purchase by one clink. I would recommend to take some time, and read more.
Let me know what is your favorite minimalist books and share on the comment down below. I would love to hear that!
I also include the link of my previous post, Minimalist Fashion: What Is The Capsule Wardrobe?