All the best minimalist blogs compiled in one place for your convenience. It’s a minimalists extravaganza! The idea for this list came from Tanja Hoagland of Minimalist Packrat. She’s on a blogging hiatus and I offered to take over the list.
If the blog says any of these words or phrases on a regular basis, chances are it fits the requirement to be included in this list: Clutter, unclutter, declutter, minimalist, minimalistish, minimalistic, minimalism, living with less, simple living, voluntary simplicity, car-lite, car-free, digital nomad, urban minimalist, retro minimalist, rural minimalist, back to the land minimalist, suburban minimalist, not quite minimalist, tiny house, small space living, and clothing count. 🙂
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by Colleen Madsen
Get rid of some unutilised items in my house my making a 365 day resolution to declutter every wardrobe, bench, shelf, under bed, pantry and garage space in my home by giving away, throwing away or selling one item everyday for the next twelve months.
by Carol Preibis and Michele O’Connor
Carol and Michele are sisters. Carol is passionate about food, recipes, and cooking. Michele is passionate about decorating and everything else to do with the home. Like so many others, we’ve decided life has become WAY too complicated lately, so we created this blog to help you (and us) find ways to simplify, simplify, simplify. Aah, don’t you feel better already?
by Andrea Dekker
Andrea Dekker is a brand, a business, and a blog that focuses on simplifying REAL life for real families with real budgets, real schedules, real homes, and real lives.
by Annie Jean Brewer
I combine minimalism and frugality to live the life of my dreams and I hope that my experiences show others that you can do ANYTHING you want to! I am a single mother living in Central Kentucky and have written several books including “The Minimalist Cleaning Method” and “How to Start Out or Over on a Shoestring.” I spend my days writing, working, learning, caring for my kid and enjoying life.
A Welder’s Wife
Hello!! I’m Erin, founder of A Welder’s Wife. I have a passion for living a simple or minimalist lifestyle. Here you will find my tips and tricks to save money, live minimal, enjoy life, and become debt free. I am by no means an expert, and share based on personal life experiences. My hope is to encourage and inspire you on your journey to living a simple life and share my journey as well.
by Courtney Carver
Be more with less is about simplifying your life and really living. Here, you can learn how to create a life with more savings and less no debt, more health and less stress, more time and less stuff, and more joy with less obligation. You will find tips and ideas to simplify your life and learn to live with less to enjoy more and be more.
by Joshua Becker
We are a family of four living in Peoria, AZ. My wife and I are in our mid-thirties. My son is 11, my daughter is 8. We are just your typical middle-class family… minus the dog and physical possessions. After a conversation with my neighbor on Memorial Day 2008, we decided to become minimalist and intentionally live with fewer possessions. We immediately cleared the clutter from our home and lives. As a result, we found a better way to live centered on more important pursuits. It has been a journey of discovering the abundant life is actually found in owning less. And it still ranks as one the best decisions we’ve ever made.
by Rebecca Mezzino
Unlike many Professional Organisers, Rebecca was not in fact ‘born organised’. She was actually born very organisationally challenged (a genetic gift!). A number of years ago Rebecca decided to change her always-late, constantly-forgetting-and-losing-things lifestyle and try to smooth out the bumps. So she researched, and observed, and taught herself how to get organised – and surprised herself by staying that way (as it had never lasted in the past)! She found that she had a knack for communicating her skills and knowledge, and decided she would love to help people achieve their goal to get more organised – and so Clear Space was born.
by Jill Foley
Wife, mother of two beautiful daughters whom I currently homeschool. Compassion Sponsor and Advocate ~ became a sponsor in 1994. Violinist – player and teacher. Follower of Christ. Blogs about minimalism and simplicity. Shares many beautiful photos.
This blog started when I was trying to find the motivation to declutter our ‘stuff’ in a 5 bedroom, 3 bathroom, Double Garage house in the outer-suburbs of Melbourne, Australia. We eventually got VERY decluttered, as we moved to a 2 bedroom, single bathroom, no garage apartment in Sydney. Now we’re back in Melbourne (still decluttered) and the focus shifted from decluttering our stuff, to decluttering our finances.
by Rhonda Hetzel
If you haven’t already discovered the power of your own home you are in for a delightful and beautiful shock. Come closer and let me whisper in your ear, because if everyone knows this, it will cause a revolution. The work you do in your own home, by creating a warm and secure place for yourself and your family to live in, will enrich you and make you a different person. It saved me from a life of ridiculous spending and mindless acquisition and slowed me down enough to allow me to see the beauty here. When I took the time to change my attitude towards my home, it not only gave me the energy to do housework and the strength to make the physical changes so our home better suited how we live, it changed me in the process. It is a beautiful change that I am grateful for every day.
by Samantha Anderson
A few years ago, I was working a job I hated and owned a house I was tired of paying for and taking care of. In 2015, my husband and I moved halfway across the country. We sold our house, left our jobs and are now pursuing life itself.
Elevate What Matters is all about helping you live a better story with your life. That means minimizing and eliminating the unnecessary from your life in order to maximize what’s most important to you. On Elevate What Matters, I write about the steps I’m taking to live my dream and provide encouragement and advice to help you live yours. I also write about intentional living, minimalism and essentialism.
We realized our toddler didn’t ‘need’ yet another tractor, or a scooter, or a toddler iPad. What he needed was the space and help to use and develop his imagination. And to do that, he didn’t require this season’s Baby Gap. He required, basically, to be warm and dry in hand-me-downs to explore the (still, for the moment, free) world around him. We asked ourselves the big question: Can we raise one small child without the help of an army of big corporations? And realised that the answer was…. Um, durrrr. Some of our mothers did it. Most of their mothers did. Mothers all over the rest of the world are doing it right now.
by Graham Hill and David Friedlander
LifeEdited shows how to design your life to include more money, health and happiness with less stuff, space and energy. It’s life. Edited. LifeEdited shows we can live large in small spaces. By applying smart concepts and technology, you can have a compelling, fulfilling life that allows you to live within your means financially and environmentally. Graham Hill, founder of LifeEdited, shows how this can be done with his own NYC apartment, with over 1,000 square feet of functionality in only 420.
by Maria and Morten Storgaard
Our goal is to make downsizing accessible by gathering the most helpful tips, stories and resources, on how to simplify your life and downsize your space. We bring inspiration from people around the world, who have experience in downsizing and simplifying. We recommend Tools, Sites, Services etc. that we found helpful. We search for the best space-saving and multi-functional furniture we can find. Pieces that enables you to live big in a small place. We want to make it easier for small manufacturers to be found online – so their amazing products can reach and inspire even more people.
Make Room for Greatness
by Tico & Tina
We believe that everyone was created for greatness, but greatness doesn’t happen without intention, and too often our greatness gets choked out by cultivating the wrong things in our lives. Make Room for Greatness is about recognizing and focusing on what we want to grow, and getting rid of everything that hinders that. We keep it real on our own journey of becoming minimalist, and offer practical tips, resources, and inspiration to design a life characterized by peace, passion, purpose, and productivity.
by Mohamed Tohami
This blog offers more mainstream ideas for simple living. It gives you tips and ideas to enjoy more with less in different aspects of your life and that you can easily apply without feeling it is too much frugality or bizarre lifestyle. I believe you want to experience the true essence of simple living which comes down to enjoying more with less – and you are the only one who can define what “less” is enough.
Once upon a time a girl bought a house. This is their story. It’s the story of the journey to turn a house into a home and enjoy a simple life. It’s also the story of examining how much is enough and taking steps to create a life I love using principles of simplicity and green living.
by Jessica Dang
What is happiness? What does it mean? Where does it come from and how can I find it? Two years ago, I decided I would find out the answers before it was too late. My journey lead me to Buddhism and from there, thanks to some great people, books and blogs, I discovered a whole new world of minimalism. Over time, I learned that the best things in life aren’t things, and yet we spend out whole lives trying to accumulate stuff – clothes, cars, houses, fancy dinners, big televisions. There are people that have all of this stuff and are still unhappy, and there are people that have none of it and are happy – because they lead fulfilling lives that make a difference in the world. Clearly, stuff doesn’t equal happiness – great experiences and meaningful relationships do.
by Daniel Aipa
Aloha. I’m Daniel Aipa. I’m a writer, strength coach, creative junkie, and enjoy projects. This is my quiet space of reflection to tell stories and share my personal thoughts on life.
by Mark Lowe
This website is mostly about living a minimalist lifestyle. From time to time there will be other topics such as healthy living, dealing with clutter, how to save more money, happiness, contentment, simple living, frugality, and maybe even minimalist decorating and design ideas. It’s about clearing the clutter, both physical and mental, so we can focus on what is truly important. I want to live a life that matters. I believe that there is more to life than stuff, spending money and being in debt. I want to live consciously. This means I want to be present in every moment. I am not an extreme minimalist, but I certainly have a lot less stuff than most folks and I love my own minimalist lifestyle.
by Raymund Tamayo
Minimalist on Purpose is about focusing and simplifying life to discover our life purpose and affect lasting impact. It showcases minimalism as a tool in achieving such purpose. In general, I define minimalism as about eliminating the unnecessary things to focus on the necessary. I believe that the best things in life aren’t things. We are not defined by our stuff and that we are born to contribute and not just take up space. I want to live a life of lasting impact, a life of purpose. I’ve come to discover that for me, minimalism is really a spiritual journey.
by Jo Bennett
Liberate yourself from the non essential! After fifteen years of mental, emotional and physical ‘decluttering’, I started blogging in 2010 about my experiences in urban and rural Ontario, Canada. Although I cover many topics (being a freelancer, wrangling time and technology, organizing, finances, motivation, being creative, managing change and anxiety, finding joy) the common thread is using minimalism as a lens to focus on being mindful, to slow down and to love life.
by Francine Jay
I’m Francine Jay, and I’m a minimalist. To me, 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. The less stuff we have cluttering our homes (and the less “to-do’s” cluttering our time), the more energy we can devote to the things that are truly important to us. My goal is to find that elusive point of “just enough,” whereby I own nothing more than that which meets my needs. I believe that minimalism isn’t about emptiness for the sake of emptiness — but rather making room to move freely, think clearly, and open ourselves to the beauty and wonder of life.
by Dominique Joly
Dominique is a writer and technical policy advisor who lives in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. She is a thinker and a minimalist who tries to live a happy authentic life. She shares her journey and observations on her journey to simplicity.
by Beth Dargin
I help the overwhelmed create saner, simpler lives. I deliver… Untamed possibility. Breathe easier simplicity. Hope. On the wings of understanding and encouragement. Step by step breaking down from “no way! “ to “why not?” If you have felt overwhelmed by a world of do more, do it faster and do it perfectly, you are in the right place.
by Zoe Tucker
Daughter of hoarders. Beating my eating disorder, bipolar disorder, and a whole lot of debt one day at a time.
by Brian Gardner
Our goal at No Sidebar is to help you design a simple life. We want to help you figure out what’s getting in your way, at home and at work. We want to help you let go of distractions, online and off. We want to help you turn down the noise that disrupts the quiet of your heart and soul. We don’t have all the answers, but we’re on a journey toward lives of purpose and simplicity, and we’re figuring it out together.
by Conrad Cooper
Chances are, our lives use to resemble the life you are living right now. My wife and I held full time jobs, paid a monthly mortgage, care notes and all of the other bills that are associated with the American family lifestyle. It seemed that 100% of our time was dedicated to supporting that lifestyle which didn’t leave any time for us to do the things that we really wanted to do. Debt seemed to continue to mount and the years drifted by. We decided to change things. We sold all of our stuff, quit our jobs and sailed away. The next year we lived the lives of our dreams sailing on the warm clear waters of the Gulf of Mexico. We simplified life and started experiencing things we never thought we would be able to experience. We live life differently now. We have created a lifestyle that affords us the time to do the things we want to do. It’s not always easy but it sure is a lot of fun.
Path To Simple
by The Guide
We have made life much more difficult than it needs to be. In the US we work more and more hours, we buy more and more unnecessary things and we stress out about things that really shouldn’t matter. We’ve allowed ourselves to be buried in debt causing us to feel trapped in jobs and lives we never intended for ourselves. We hope to talk about, and come up with ideas to make life simple and enjoyable.
by Eric West
My family and I decided the American Dream of Home Ownership wasn’t living up to the hype and we decided to rethink that dream. Over the past few years we have decluttered, downsized, and moved towards a more minimalist lifestyle. As our journey of downsizing came to an end I began offering Clutter Coaching to others going through similar transitions. I want to help you with decluttering, downsizing, minimalism, simplicity, and any of the family issues that come along with it.
by Tammy Strobel
RowdyKittens is about going small, thinking big, and being happy. I post a few articles a week on topics like living simply, photography, and writing. There is no one-size fits all approach to living simply or to happiness, which is why I write from my experience and emphasize options. After spending five years working with survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence, I learned how important it is to talk about options, rather than telling people what to do or what to think.
by Nina Nelson
I write about nurturing wellness through intentional living. Holistic health, sustainability, building meaningful relationships and living abundantly all fall into that spectrum. I think that simplicity and voluntarily living with less stuff is pretty key to living a life abundant in relationships and positive experiences. I’ve also seen firsthand how minimalism touches more than just possessions and how it’s even simplified the way I eat – which has resulted in far better health than ever before. Oh yeah, I have four small children (ages 6 and under) and one very, very handsome husband. 🙂
My ethos and purpose in life revolve around being happy, enjoying freedom and wealth and living a simple and curated life. I define myself as an Inspired Idler- one who values the freedom, time and space to experience and enjoy life to its fullest potential and to pursue ventures that provide inspiration, purpose, growth and financial abundance. My Simple and Minimal blog charts my journey as a Minimalist- in pursuit of more happiness, fulfillment and freedom. I hope it can serve as an inspiration for myself and for others motivated to pursue a similar journey.
by Daniel and Vanessa Hayes
Videos and podcasts about living a simpler life.
Simple is the New Green
by Green Girl
This is about simple living. Real life stuff for everyday people. Things that make us healthy and happy. Things that save us money (show me that kind of green!). I think we all want a little more simplicity in our lives. For me, simplicity doesn’t mean boring or depravation, but rather the opposite… freedom, passion, purpose, prosperity, health, happiness, minimalism, intentionalism, intellectualism, essentialism… and my favorite… enough-ism. When my life became simpler, my environmental footprint naturally went down, and my health, wealth and happiness went up. That’s what I collectively call WELL-th!
by Paige Burkes
I created Simple Mindfulness to support you in new, mindful ways of being that will allow you to live a happier and more fulfilled life. What does that really mean? It means almost effortless relationships where you love to be with each other and have positive and productive ways of ironing out your differences instead of repeating the same old negative patterns. It means loving your body because you’re eating healthy foods and exercising in a way that supports your natural talents and abilities instead of struggling with weight and health issues with yo-yo diets and unsustainable health programs. It means feeling good about being in the process of creating a more abundant financial picture for yourself instead of beating yourself up for not sticking with your budget and creating more debt.
by Aby and Jay Garvey
At simplify 101 we believe life is more fulfilling (and fun!) when you’re organized in a way that’s just right for you. We offer online classes that make getting organized easy and affordable. They’re designed to help you create customized organizing systems that cut clutter and reduce stress, giving you more time for what matters most to you.
by Jedd and Michelle
We are on a journey to live simply and intentionally because we believe it leads to a fuller, healthier, and more fulfilling life. So often people make life choices based on what’s “normal,” what we feel is expected of us, what we see others do, or what we’re in the habit of doing. Being intentional is about knowing what our true Values are, then making deliberate choices to Prioritize those values in our lives. We believe that if we’re not Intentional, we will end up wasting time, effort, and money on things that don’t actually matter or bring meaning and satisfaction to our lives.
by Brooke McAlary
Call it simple living. Call it minimalism. Regardless, living a life with less stuff gives you more time and energy for the things that are important. Family. Friends. Adventure. Travel. Health. Quiet. Cocktails in the afternoon sun. This blog covers the how and why of creating a life of simplicity, and will prove to you time and time again that I don’t have all the answers. In fact, I aim for having some of the answers, some of the time. The rest I leave up to the gurus.
The Art of Simple
by Tsh Oxenreider
I started a blog about living simply, because that was my new modus operandi. Turned out I actually really loved the lifestyle, because it taught me who I really was, what really mattered in life, and the counter-cultural, upstream journey it requires. Simple living is both simple and difficult, but I wouldn’t want to live any other way. It’s worth it. Turns out there’s lots of other people who feel the same way. Since early 2008, The Art of Simple (formerly Simple Mom) has published stories and practical tips from a collective of writers, all dedicated to simple living. We’re passionate about both the art and the science behind living a little simpler—and maybe living a bit unconventionally, too. The stuff we publish is a blend of useful tips, stories about the simple-living process, and the motivating kick in the pants you need to simplify.
by Lois Field
We are only borrowing this home of ours from future generations and with anything we borrow from another we need to take care of it and return it in the same or better condition than we found it it. That is my goal in life. I invite you to follow along as I strive to live as lightly as possible on this gem of a planet through re-purposing, upcycling, and making do. As a new homeowner of a 1910 house that needs some TLC you can follow along as I restore this gem using only used and salvaged materials with hopes to later make the switch to renewable energy. My primary goal is to produce as much of my own food as possible on my plot of land.
I am a 52 year old single (16 years and loving it) male who lives in the great city of Montreal, Quebec, Canada. I have been “practicing” simple living ever since I “retired” at the age of 32. Although for the longest time, I did not know that I was living a simple lifestyle, I was just living how I wanted to, on my own terms and for me. I later found out, through the last few minutes of a PBS television show, that my choice of lifestyle was categorized under the Voluntary Simplicity umbrella, which now includes minimalist lifestyle, Simple Life design and other relative buzz words. And while I enjoy living a simple life, I am far from a minimalist as you can get, although I do like the idea at times and enjoy the many blogs dedicated to that particular lifestyle.
by Rachel Jonat
The Minimalist Mom started as a place for me to document my family’s journey to a minimalist lifestyle. Fed up with clutter stealing our dollars and time, I took the plunge in September of 2010 and donated, sold and recycled five car loads worth of house wares, electronics, clothing and furniture. Months later my husband was offered an overseas job opportunity. We sold all of our furniture and donated another car load of belongings before moving. Minimalism continues to be one of the greatest gifts I have given myself and my family.
by Meg Wolfe
The Minimalist Woman is written by Meg Wolfe, a true child of the Baby Boom who has downsized, decluttered, and otherwise simplified nearly every aspect of life in order to see life more clearly. What she found surprised her and this blog follows the course of those revelations, along with thoughts about the relationship of simplicity to American culture and economy.
by Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus
It all started with a lingering discontent. A few years ago, while approaching age 30, we had achieved everything that was supposed to make us happy: great six-figure jobs, nice cars, big houses with more bedrooms than inhabitants, pointless masses of toys, and scads of superfluous stuff. And yet with all that stuff, we weren’t satisfied with our lives. We weren’t happy. There was a gaping void. And working 70-80 hours a week for a corporation and buying even more stuff didn’t fill the void. In fact, it only brought more debt and stress and anxiety and fear and loneliness and guilt and overwhelm and depression. What’s worse, we didn’t have control of our time and thus didn’t control our own lives. So in 2010 we took back control using the principles of minimalism to focus on what’s important. In 2011 we left our corporate careers age 30 to become full-time authors and speakers.
The One Minute Organizer
by Donna Smallin Kuper
Organizing expert, Donna Smallin Kuper, is the author of 12 best selling books on uncluttering, organizing, cleaning and simplifying life that have sold nearly one million copies worldwide. One of the organizing industry’s most recognized and respected experts, Donna received the 2006 Founders Award from the National Association of Professional Organizers for outstanding contributions to the industry and is frequently asked to serve as a brand spokesperson for leading manufacturers and service providers.
by Mike Burns
This blog is about Living Well & Focusing on What’s Most Important. Life isn’t always exactly how we thought it would be. It can get complicated. But we don’t have to surrender. I want to work through life’s complexities to find what many people call “simplicity on the other side of complexity”.
by Christy King
I’d like to welcome you to The Simple White Rabbit, a guide to gradual minimalism. This blog will help you simplify your life step by step, in small blocks of time. By decluttering and organizing your home and mind, you’ll be happier, have more time to do the things you enjoy, feel less stressed, help the environment and save money.
The Simple Year
by Kandice Bridges
The Simple Year was started in April, 2012 by Kerry and family as a journal in their attempt to Buy Nothing New for a Year. In the beginning the blog was just a first person narrative read by a few family and friends. Slowly, The Simple Year year gained an audience. As the year of buying nothing new grew to a close, Kerry decided she had written enough about the subject. But, she didn’t want to lose the momentum of The Simple Year and wasn’t ready to abandon the site so she decided to give someone else a shot at telling their story via The Simple Year and advertised for a replacement–someone else who had a Simple Year (2) in them. And so Kandice and her upper middle class family began to document their year long attempt to shed their swank neighborhood and all the social and material trappings that go along with it in order to live a more “meaningful life”.
by Laura N.
I’m passionate about simple living and making conscious, sustainable choices. Minimalism brought me to where I am. My passion for happiness and natural health keeps me on this path. My desire to live a Christ-centered life pushes me forward. I also value positive interactions, loving self, loving others, being earth-friendly, and living life as organically as possible. Just Being. I no longer focus solely on simplifying. My current obsession is every day life, living, and happiness: happy moments in my life, happy moments in your life, and creating a life where we can breathe. This is a never-ending journey of change, just like me. Just like you.
by Lindsay Miles
Treading My Own Path is all about sharing knowledge, ideas and tips to inspire others to live healthier, happier, more sustainable lifestyles. My interest in the environment goes back as long as I can remember, from learning about the destruction of the rainforests in geography lessons at school, to memories of fishing used cans and bottles out of my parents’ rubbish bin and chiding them for their lack of environmental conscience (I’m pleased to say they’re avid recyclers now). But what really changed for me was watching the movie ‘Bag It’, which made me realise that there’s more to the environment and sustainability issues than “saving the rainforests”, and all the little things we do on a day-to-day basis can have massive consequences.
by Erin Doland
Unclutterer is the website for home and office organization. It’s not just for the helplessly disorganized who would lose their heads if they weren’t attached, and pack rats looking to put their stashes on a diet, but also for obsessive compulsive neat freaks looking to squeeze even more order into their lives. We hope we can make getting and staying organized fun and informative.
Hi, I’m Willow. I am happily married to The Professor and have four beautiful children, a wonderful son-in-law, a beautiful daughter-in-law and a new grandson. I love sunshine and the beach, knitting, spinning, biking, reading and decluttering.
by Leo Babauta
Zen Habits is about finding simplicity 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 also happens to be one of the Top 25 blogs and Top 50 websites in the world, with more than a million monthly readers, and is uncopyrighted. Zen Habits features a couple powerful articles a week on: simplicity, health & fitness, motivation and inspiration, frugality, family life, happiness, goals, getting great things done, and living in the moment.
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