When I made the decision to embrace minimalism two years ago, I started reading everything I could find on the topic. There were stories of people who could fit all of their belongings into one bag, people who lived in tiny homes, and people who didn’t (seem to) have homes at all but instead travelled the world. I found each story fascinating, but not always entirely relatable – that was, until I found Becoming Minimalist.
Joshua Becker’s story was so normal. He was married with two kids, owned a house and had filled it with too much stuff. Then one day he decided to declutter and purge most of it, and discovered the life-giving benefits that come from living with less. Like a good writer, he started a blog to document what he was learning, and he has since shared his story + let countless other minimalists (myself included) share their own stories on his site.
I met Joshua at WDS in Portland last summer, and was pleased to find he was exactly who I imagined him to be: kind, inviting and a firm believer in the power of community. We talked at length about our various projects and hopes for the future, and I left WDS knowing I had a new friend in my corner. When I was recovering from surgery in February, Joshua sent me a copy of his new book to read. I devoured it in two sittings, and now I want to share it with you.
In The More of Less, Joshua shares his story of how he became a minimalist and how minimalism has changed his life, then jumps into his best strategies and tips for readers. From defining minimalism in your own terms, to decluttering with a family, maintaining your efforts (my shopping ban is mentioned on pg. 144!) and living an intentional life, there’s advice for every step of the way. And again, he not only shares his own stories but those of many others in his community.
If you or someone you know are ready to discover the benefits of living with less, this book is a great place to start – and I’m giving away two copies! To enter this giveaway, you can subscribe to my mailing list (3 entries), visit my Facebook page (3 entries), follow me on Twitter (2 entries), tweet about it (1 entry) or leave a comment on this post that answers the question listed (1 entry). You can also do all of these things for a total of 10 entries.
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Since the content of The More of Less is universal, this giveaway is open to readers worldwide. It starts on Wednesday, May 4th at 12:00 a.m. PST and ends on Sunday, May 8th at 12:00 a.m. PST. The winners will be announced in my blog post on Monday, May 9th.
PS – If you live in Victoria or the South Island, Joshua and his family are doing a West Coast Book Tour and will be stopping here on June 28th! I’ll be his special guest at the event and would LOVE to meet you there! If you want to come see us both, you can register for free. :)