Blog Profiles: Minimalist Blogs

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I’ve always admired people with the ability to effortlessly downsize.

A colleague recently mentioned she’s minimalizing her surroundings. A Seattle friend, who I’ve always known to be a lover of stuff, has discarded quite a bit.

So I decided to take this opportunity to look at some interesting minimalist blogs.

The Minimalist Mom aims to have a “rich life with less stuff.”

Mom is author and Isle of Man resident Rachel Jonat.

I feel like she was reading my mind with the post Living in a Small Space with a Baby. This post hits home because I just had a baby, and I’ve quickly learned the amount of stuff that comes with my little one.

Jonat’s suggestions to invest in multi-use and multi-purpose items and look for space-saving baby gear are good ones.

I also liked her posts on Moving Tips and Clutter Beyond the Boxes.

Follow @racheljonat on Twitter.

Becoming Minimalist is the blog of Peoria, AZ-based Joshua Becker.

I appreciate how Becker says in his About Us page that the “best things in life aren’t things.” It really is that simple.

Some posts that caught my eye on Becoming Minimalist include Don’t Just Declutter, De-Own, 7 Common Problems Solved by Owning Less, and A Practical Guide to Owning Fewer Clothes. (I’m making a mental note to reread that last post. I love clothes; this is my weakness.)

Follow @joshua_becker on Twitter.

The Minimalists is a blog by Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus, who “write about living a meaningful life with less stuff for four million readers.”

According to the site, they’ve been featured on ABC, CBS, NBC, BBC, NPR, Forbes, The Atlantic, New York Times, and Wall Street Journal.

Their post Someday really challenged me.

“For most of us, someday is the single most dangerous word we utter: it grants us the illusion of future possibility without having to focus on that which is important today,” the post says. “Just imagine, though, how different your life would be if your lists switched titles: what if you flipped the page and made someday happen today? Or worse, what if you wait? Years from now you might be sitting around pining for someday to arrive someday.”

Sigh. They’re totally right.

Other posts I enjoyed include Let’s Play a Minimalism Game, Easiest Way to Organize Your Stuff, and Goodbye Fake Friends.

Follow @TheMinimalists on Twitter.

Minimalismissimple.com convinces readers to “live a life you’ll love with less.”

The site is managed by mother/daughter team, Denise and Aly Sanger.

This is a great site for a lot of reasons. It’s really accessible.

Some noteworthy posts include Minimalism Helps Eliminate the Throw Away Mentality, How to Begin Living a Minimalist Lifestyle, and Minimalist Décor: Minimalism in the Home (Tiny Houses Pt. 4).

Follow @MinimalismIsSim on Twitter.

P.S. Ever wonder how we come up with ideas for our blog profiles? Our handy list of industries and subjects on PR Newswire for Journalists stays top of mind. If you’re a blogger or journalist looking for news, let us know. We can customize a newsfeed for you on PR Newswire for Journalists.

Christine Cube is an audience relations manager with PR Newswire and freelance writer. She’s going to take a stab at minimizing some closets. This project is a wee daunting. Follow @cpcube or check out her latest on Beyond Bylines on PR Newswire for Journalists.

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