The Minimalist Home by Joshua Becker

The Minimalist Home

A popular minimalist blogger and author of The More of Less shows you how to methodically turn your home into a place of peace, contentment, and purposeful living. One of today's most influential minimalist advocates takes us on a decluttering tour of our own houses and apartments, showing us how to decide what to get rid of and what to keep. He both offers practical guidelines for simplifying our lifestyle at home and addresses und...

Details The Minimalist Home

TitleThe Minimalist Home
Release DateDec 18th, 2018
PublisherWaterbrook Press
GenreNonfiction, Self Help

Reviews The Minimalist Home

  • j e w e l s [Books Bejeweled]
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐Wow, this book helped me with a momentous move. My husband and I are newly empty-nested after decades of kids and a mother-in-law on board in a much larger house than our new 2 bedroom condo. It's not easy to scale back. That means you have to throw away things you thought you would always have. But, as Joshua Becker so effectively points out, they are just things! He made me realize that we should use things and treasure people. N...
  • Lilithcarter
    I received this book from Netgally in exchange for an honest review! Have never heard of the author, I thought it would ve refreshing. But sadly was not. It was a very repetitive, and I found his writing style a bit messy. He kept saying things like "in the next chapter". "We'll talk more in the coming pages" etc.. which really bother me. He talks about how to declutter your house room by room, and its mixed. With his experience and real life tes...
  • Carole
    "The goal of minimalism is not just to own less stuff. The goal is to unburden our lives so we can accomplish more." This is a quote by Joshua Becker in The Minimalist Home. Minimalism in your home and life simplifies every aspect of living. The author offers room-by-room examples to streamline possessions and furniture. Objects that are not necessary can be relocated, sold, donated or recycled. This book is not for hoarders: minimalism could app...
  • Missy
    I thought The Minimalist Home was going to be about reducing clutter and organizing, which it is, but it's more. I was surprised at how much it got me thinking. Joshua Becker begins by having you think of your vision for your life - then think about your home and the purpose for each room. What do you envision doing there? Handle every item in the room and decide if it supports that purpose. If it doesn't, get rid of it. It's missional when you t...
  • Lorilin
    I first heard about Joshua Becker while reading Cozy Minimalist Home. In it, Myquillin Smith talks about Becker’s first (very popular) book, The More of Less, and how it inspired her to look at her house and her possessions in a new, more minimalist, light. I’ve never read The More of Less, but when I saw that Becker was coming out with a new book, I jumped on the chance to read it.The Minimalist Home is a helpful and motivational read, thoug...
  • Jana
    I received a free copy from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.After having read quite a few books on minimalism, decluttering etc., I think I can safely say that this is by far my favourite one of the kind that I have read. It goes through the home room by room, provides you with helpful checklists to find out whether you have reached a status of being comfortable with the progress you made in said room, all without...
  • Patty Smith
    Many thanks to NetGalley, Waterbrook and Multnomah, and Joshua Becker for an ARC in exchange for an honest review. My opinions are 100% my own and independent of receiving an advanced copy.Joshua Becker has been in the “minimal” business for about 10 years. He has a website where you can get lots of tips and advice, including a newsletter sent to your inbox every so often. He has written other books but this one is sort of the culmination of ...
  • Leslie M.
    I wasn’t sure what to expect from this book, but it’s written by a very popular minimalist blogger, so I was interested in participating in the launch team.The book begins by asking the reader to imagine a vision for their life and the purpose of each room in their house. Imagine the perfect room, in a way. The reader is asked to determine if every item in said room supports the purpose of that room. If it doesn’t, there’s no purpose for ...
  • Mai
    Thank you to the publisher and Edelweiss for providing me a free copy of the book. The fact that I got it for free does not influence my review in any way.Almost 10% of the book was taken up by introductions and "why"s. I swear, I read some variation of the phrase "before we start" at least 5 times. Then I just skipped to the second chapter.... oh wait, nope, that one's also pretty much the same. So now we're a fifth into the book and haven't eve...
  • Nathan Albright
    [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Multnomah/Waterbrook Press.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.]No one who knows my habits of book collecting would figure me to be someone who could argue for a minimalist home, and the only thing that keeps my clutter from being worse is a simple absence of space to fill with things rather than any sort of minimalist view towards the acquisition of possessions.  At times, my dutiful collect...
  • Monica
    For the past several years, I have been following Joshua Becker's blog. I have also read all of his books through this one. His new book, The Minimalist Home is full of great information for anyone wanting to declutter and re-focus their life.When I read Becker's first books, we were getting ready to move and I knew I needed to get rid of stuff. His encouraging books and blogs helped us pare down and make that move. What we didn't know then was t...
  • Book Chick (Tori)
    I am a fan of Joshua Becker. One of my favorite books of his, that I re-read often, is Simplify: 7 Guiding Principles to Help Anyone Declutter Their Home and Life. I've also read The More of Less: Finding the Life You Want Under Everything You Own & Inside-Out Simplicity- both great books.This book focused specifically on decluttering and minimizing in each individual room of one's home. I can see how this could be a fabulous reference guide for ...
  • Mollie
    An upbeat, comprehensive, step-by-step guide to creating a more fulfilling life by minimizing. Success stories, lists, and room by room suggestions enable the reader to feel inspired and not overwhelmed by what could otherwise be a daunting project..
  • Megan Ericson
    Joshua Becker took his 10+ years of experience writing about minimalism and packed it all into these 200 pages. I have never read a more practical, step-by-step guide to decluttering your home. I would recommend this book to anyone but especially to moms and dads who want to get a handle on their stuff so they can spend more time on what really matters.Some of my favorite quotes from the book:- Minimalism isn't about removing the things you love....
  • Theresa
    This book caught my eye because about 8 years ago, I was a homeschool mom blogger and I came across a 40 Bags in 40 Days Lenten challenge.  Each day for the forty days of Lent, you fill one bag with stuff to donate.  It changed my life!  Having less stuff was very liberating!  It was easier to keep my house clean which meant I had more time for other interests.A few years later, the Kon Marie Simple Art of Tidying Up came out and I spent hou...
  • Sarabi
    Before reviewing The Minimalist Home, I must admit that I have already made up my mind to minimalize my life. I'd lived in 6 different places in the last 5 years and each move was absolutely painful in terms of trying to get my stuff to fit into suitcases. I often left kitchenware, linens and other such things behind because I couldn't take it all. A few months ago, I decided it was time to get rid of all non-essential goods prior to my next move...
  • Yvette
    Whether you are ready to dive into the deep end or merely looking for inspiration, what Joshua Becker provides in The Minimalist Home is a practical approach to applying a minimalist's approach to your home. This is an evidence-based guide, applicable to a variety of homes and living situations, with practical lists, testimonials, and a great deal of the author's own experience.  Inspiration and application are combined and even the spiritual ...
  • Kimberly
    The Minimalist Home: A Room-by-Room Guide to a Decluttered, Refocused Life by [Becker, Joshua]I was given this book by Waterbrook in exchange for my honest review.I know that my life is filled with clutter. It seems that when I begin to get rid of some, I get distracted by other thoughts or memories. When I cam across this book The Minimalist Home, I thought why not give it a try. This book, by Joshua Becker, is a great way to motivate myself. I ...
  • Dana Portwood
    It's been five years since I first encountered Joshua Becker and the concept of minimalism. It has been a slow process and a life changing experience for me. What I love about this book is that is answers so many of the questions I too have answered over the years in a methodical and practical way. The difficult thing to convey about minismalism is that it looks entirely different for each family and for each person in a family. But Joshua Becker...
  • Sarah
    It's kind of ironic that I'm reading this book at Christmas time. For several years now, I've been getting more and more, I guess disillusioned with just getting things. I think I've been becoming frustrated with all the things I have, but I'm so sentimental about memories that I don't want to get rid of stuff.If you had asked me before reading this book, I would have told you that I wouldn't be a minimalist because it means that your home is spa...
  • My BookSwap Club
    I loved this book! it's short, and to the point. I recently moved house and realized how much stuff i have accumulated over the years....(books don't count as my stuff).I wasn't sure where to start....and so started following simple advise from this book! Two weeks later,..I've pretty much got rid of lots of duplicate in the house. I am more mindful about replacing those duplicates.I love the fact that after clean up, you've also got an advise on...
  • Bethwyn (Butterfly Elephant Books)
    Having read a few books on minimalism by this point, and having a favourite that I actually reread regularly for inspiration, a lot of this book felt a little re-hashed to me - stuff I've read before and know about fairly intimately.However, it was clear how much research had gone into the writing of this book, and the testimonies sprinkled throughout, and at the very end of the book, were absolutely wonderful.A definite winner for those new to m...
  • Katarina
    ***I received a free copy in return for an honest review***I enjoyed reading this book and learning about the minimalist approach to the home. I thought the room-by-room advice for minimizing possessions was helpful. In particular I found the section on downsizing the home and the many benefits that provides to be a fresh perspective I haven't read in other books about organization and minimalism. Overall, this book helped me take a good look at ...
  • Kristin Lee Williams
    I received an advance copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.This is a practical book with some good tips for creating a more minimalist home. I appreciate how the author was careful to draw a line between currently popular minimalist decorating/design styles and actual minimalist lifestyle/philosophy. Joshua Becker’s advice about involving the whole family and working room by room was helpful too. There are some aspects that remind...
  • Kate TerHaar
    I have read several decluttering/minimalist type books. This was a bit more in depth than others i have read. After all, how many ways to declutter are there. Most give the same advise but just packaged differently.
  • Claudia
    I need to do this. Becker's suggestions are solid and straightforward. Easy to follow, but with a greater reason than just getting stuff out of the house. I look at corners and I know I need to start. Really.
  • Leonard Davis
    Very practical adviceI appreciate that the author has divided the chapters into different parts of the house and has given lists on how to tackle them. The personal stories from others were also inspiring.
  • Sarah Ruut
    Minimalism is trendy, but for someone who is just getting started, where do you even begin?The Minimalist Home takes you room by room through your house, addressing many of the common clutter issues in each room and offering perspective on the decisions to be made. It won’t do the work for you, but it will give you tools to help you along the way.So much of the decluttering process is mental: deciding what to keep and what to get rid of. The Mi...
  • Janet
    I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher --- A popular minimalist blogger and author of The More of Less shows you how to methodically turn your home into a place of peace, contentment, and purposeful living.One of today's most influential minimalist advocates takes us on a decluttering tour of our own houses and apartments, showing us how to decide what to get rid ...