We have some favorite source materials for minimalist inspiration, since we didn’t write the book on it.
Here is a sampling of the greatest hits of minimalism in our eyes. Beside the original link for each is a direct link to the archive/get started post for each collection.
Joshua Becker, the voice behind Becoming Minimalist, appears to most align with our worldview in that minimalism is not an end in itself—being all the minimalist you can be is not the goal, in other words.
These two, Ryan Nicodemus and Joshua Fields Millburn, are the forefathers of the “movement”, at least in its current form. They have the most notoriety and visibility for a reason: what they say and how they say it resonates. They are even part of a movie on minimalism. We are going to the screening in Dallas in May. Come with us!
Zen Habits (Leo Babauta)
Leo’s original postings on minimalism, which are no longer updated, are his writings we enjoy the most. His crazy popular blog, Zen Habits, is a great daily read, too. Leo is what some might call an unconventional minimalist, as he has six kids.
For Sara, this is where it all started. Only words needed: Capsule wardrobe.
The Art of Simple
This one is more of a daily lifestyle reader/magazine, but it has many practical posts about living simply.
A food blog in which every recipe “require[s] 10 ingredients or less, one bowl, or 30 minutes or less to prepare,” Sara’s favorite post is about kitchen essentials. It guided us in mercilessly cutting down on our cooking/baking tools.