The Minimalist Home
A Room-by-Room Guide to a Decluttered, Refocused Life
Dec 18, 2018 | 256 Pages
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Dec 18, 2018 | 256 Pages
About The Minimalist Home
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 underlying issues that contribute to over-accumulation in the first place. The purpose is not just to create a more inviting living space. It's also to turn our life's HQ—our home—into a launching pad for a more fulfilling and productive life in the world.
“If you are already tapped into the minimalist movement or want to get more in-depth knowledge and know-how, this is the book for you! Joshua Becker takes you through all the benefits and strategies for creating your minimalist home, and he includes practical step-by-step tactics and checklists to create and maintain your spaces. Most importantly, you will gain a complete understanding of the value that minimalism brings to you and your family.”
—Ellen R. Delap, certified professional organizer and productivity consultant; president of the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals
“Joshua Becker’s idea of minimalism is to create a comfortable, warm, inviting home that reflects what is most important to your family. The Minimalist Home is a great guide to help you define your vision and set your goals for how you want to live in your space. Joshua goes further than most authors to address pets, hobby areas, and outdoor spaces around the home. Throughout this book, he provides practical advice on how to keep family members engaged in the minimizing process now and in the future.”
—Jacki Hollywood Brown, editor of Unclutterer.com
“Joshua Becker is the best coach I know of when it comes to teaching the skill of decluttering. Not only will his calm, clear voice guide you through the challenging task of getting rid of belongings, but he will also make you feel fabulous for doing so. He does not shy away from tough topics such as downsizing homes, renting versus buying, and adjusting one’s lifestyle to fit a space. His enthusiasm is addictive; it’s impossible to read this book without tackling your own home—and then you won’t want to stop, because as your rooms open up, so will your entire world.”
—Katherine Martinko, senior writer and editor of TreeHugger.com
“Joshua provides great tips on decluttering every room and inspires readers to think deeply about what really makes a house a home.”
—Francine Jay, author of The Joy of Less
“This isn’t just a book about decluttering. It’s a book about remembering what the purpose of every room is and making your home feel like the most important place on earth. Less clutter, more heart.”
—Cait Flanders, author of The Year of Less
“With his signature optimistic and encouraging writing style, Joshua provides a valuable, practical road map for those who are hoping to declutter their homes and take control of their lives.”
—Katie Wells, founder of WellnessMama.com
“The result of reading and implementing The Minimalist Home together as a family is a household filled with fewer distractions and better conversations. Having fewer barriers between us, our family is now sharing more stories and laughs. We’ve learned that we don’t need more things from the store; we need more of each other in our lives. And this book is the guide that got us there.”
—Marc and Angel Chernoff, New York Times best-selling authors of Getting Back to Happy
“It’s a bit ironic that I’m recommending you acquire one more thing to explore living more fully by owning less: Joshua Becker’s book The Minimalist Home. But I am. It’s exactly what we all need—a slim read that’s packed with all-new information, authentic stories, and tried-and-true solutions to life’s relentless clutter. Joshua speaks candidly (and personally!) about the challenge of expanding our lives by minimizing our stuff. The Minimalist Home earns every inch. Can you say that about everything else in your home?”
—Mary Kay Buysse, executive director of National Association of Senior Move Managers
“Since 2005 I have been following in Brazil the growth of people’s interest in trying to live in a simpler, more practical, and more organized manner. Joshua’s clear, instructive book innovatively shows how minimalism can transform the way we live in our homes, increasing our quality of life. I recommend it as essential reading for everyone.”
—José Luiz Cunha, entrepreneur; founder of OZ! Organize Your Life; and creator of Personal Organizer Brazil, the largest event in Latin America for professional organizers
“This book breaks down the decluttering process into easy-to-follow steps. An essential read for any aspiring minimalist!”
—Emma Loewe, home editor at MindBodyGreen.com
About Joshua BeckerJOSHUA BECKER is the founder and editor of Becoming Minimalist, a website dedicated to inspiring others to find more life by owning less. The website welcomes over 1,000,000 readers each month and has inspired millions around the world to consider the practical benefits of owning fewer possessions and given them the practical help to get started. He is the best-selling (Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Publisher's Weekly, Amazon, Audible) author of The More of Less: Finding the Life You Want Under Everything You Own. Joshua's writing has led to speaking opportunities all across America and internationally. He is a contributing writer to Forbes and has made media appearances in the Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post Live, and the CBS Evening News. Joshua and his young family live in Peoria, AZ. In many ways, they are just your typical middle-class, suburban family--minus the dog and relentless pursuit of physical possessions.
256 pages | Published by WaterBrook
On Sale Date: Dec 18, 2018
Trim Size: 5-1/2 x 8-1/4
Carton Quantity: 12
Sneak PeekRead the first chapter of 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 underlying issues that contribute to over-accumulation in the first place. The purpose is not just to create a more inviting living space. It's also to turn our life's HQ--our home--into a launching pad for a more fulfilling and productive life in the world.
Press ReleaseContact: Beverly Rykerd
VP, Director of Publicity
Maximize Your Life, Minimize Your Things
Becoming Minimalist Founder Offers Room-By-Room Guide to Transform Your Life & Home
Joshua Becker has helped millions declutter and provides a comprehensive guide to help readers optimize their lives in The Minimalist Home
The United States has at least 50,000 storage facilities—more than the number of Starbucks and McDonald’s restaurants combined. Never in history have humans had so much stuff inside their houses. One estimate cites the number of items inside the average American home at three hundred thousand. What purpose does all of this “stuff” serve?
Becoming Minimalist Founder and best-selling author Joshua Becker believes that a large amount of our stuff serves absolutely no purpose—and in fact, detracts from our well being instead of adding to it. In his new book The Minimalist Home: A Room-by-Room Guide to a Decluttered, Refocused Life (WaterBrook/ Dec. 18, 2018), Becker empowers readers to adopt a form of minimalism that works for them, guiding them from room to room on a journey to optimize what they most value by removing anything that distracts from it.
Becker has helped millions on their minimalism journey through his books, writings and online decluttering course. His unique approach to minimalism is fueled by a genuine desire to help improve others’ quality of life, as he and his wife have experienced throughout their 10-year minimalism journey. “As I sometimes like to say, minimizing is actually optimizing—reducing the number of your possessions until you get to the best possible level for you and your family,” writes Becker. “It’s individual, freeing, and life promoting. It’s a makeover that you can do on your own, in your current house, just by getting rid of stuff.”
The Minimalist Home is minimalism for beginners—an easy-to-follow, thoroughly tested, how-to guide to carry readers through the process of decluttering the home. Readers will discover how purging their homes of unnecessary items will transform not only the space in which they physically live, but the way they spend the days of their lives as well.
Interview Topics Include:
The home makeover that requires ZERO budget
7 surprising stats that reveal how much we own
The one thing that will motivate you to go minimalist
3 things you can do to declutter now
Digital clutter? Tips for minimizing your computer, tablet or smartphone
For more information, visit www.waterbrookmultnomah.com or www.becomingminimalist.com.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Joshua Becker is the founder and editor of Becoming Minimalist, a website dedicated to inspiring others to find more life by owning less. The website welcomes over one million readers each month and has inspired millions around the world to consider the practical benefits of owning fewer possessions and given them the practical help to get started. He is the best-selling author of The More of Less: Finding the Life You Want Under Everything You Own. Joshua is also the Founder of two family-focused magazines: Simplify Magazine and Simple Money Magazine and the nonprofit organization The Hope Effect, which is changing how the world cares for orphans by focusing on family-based solutions.
Becker is a contributing writer for FORBES and has made appearances in the Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post Live, and CBS Evening News. Becker and his family live in Peoria, Ariz.
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