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10 Best Books About Minimalism [2021 Update]

10 Best Books About Minimalism [2021 Update]

You may have heard of minimizing and want to get serious about it and get rid of whole bags of stuff today. Here you will find the best books on minimalism, decluttering and minimalist living, as well as additional blog articles. Read along…

The top 10 best books about minimalism

Criteria for compiling these recommended books

Our editors have carefully read as many as possible books about this subject. Then, they used the following criteria for choosing the best picks:

  • The literary quality of the books.
  • The amount of books sold worldwide.
  • The professional reviews in newspapers.
  • The expertise and experience from the author.
  • The quality of the examples, knowledge and practicality
  • The actuality and whether the information is useful or too old.
  • Our editor’s opinions: they have read and judged the books extensively.

Full disclosure: as Amazon Associates we earn from qualifying purchases.

1.The Minimalist Way: Minimalism Strategies to Declutter Your Life and Make Room for Joy

This book presents a wide scene of tips and practices that readers can use to simplify their lives in the pursuit of increased happiness. The text explains the link between decluttering and making room for joy, guiding you through the process step by step. A superbly written book.

2.Minimalism: Live a Meaningful Life, Second Edition

Our pick for those looking to simplify their day-to-day lives. This book explains all the potential positives to living a minimalistic life in the modern-day, while also guiding you through how to achieve them. Beautifully and simply written, just as a minimalist book should be.

3.Minimalism for Families: Practical Minimalist Living Strategies to Simplify Your Home and Life

Our pick for families looking to declutter the home. Family homes can be messy and noisy places, especially when young kids are involved. This text involves the whole family in the pursuit of decluttering and increasing shared joy. A charming read.

4.The Joy of Less: A Minimalist Guide to Declutter, Organize, and Simplify

Our pick for those looking to declutter. This book takes you on a step by step journey to cleaning the home, getting rid of clutter, organising your belongings and simplifying your way of life. Not only are its teachings simple, but the book itself is also very easy to read.

5.Decluttering at the Speed of Life: Winning Your Never-Ending Battle with Stuff

We think that this book is amazing at changing your mindset when it comes to clutter. Living a minimalist life is as much mental as it is physical and this text really guides you through that transition. You can tell the authors really know what they are talking about.

6.Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less

Strongly prescribed for anybody hoping to dominate the fundamental and discard the meaningless. A more complex and formal text than some others you may read but perhaps also more effective on a deeper level. Our pick for the more advanced reader.

7.The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing

Our pick for those looking to try something different. This book takes the concept of decluttering and organising and puts a different spin on it, implementing Japanese culture and expert techniques. Perfect for those who feel like they have tried everything – this could be the solution.

8.Project 333: The Minimalist Fashion Challenge That Proves Less Really is So Much More

Our pick for those interested in fashion. This book really highlights the benefit of a minimalist attitude in the fashion world, both in terms of style and space. The idea of the guide is to teach you that you can survive with just 33 items in your closet for three months. Such a unique and interesting read.

9.Sustainable Minimalism: Embrace Zero Waste, Build Sustainability Habits That Last, and Become a Minimalist without Sacrificing the Planet (Green Housecleaning, Zero Waste Living)

Our pick for eco-friendly readers. If you are looking to reduce your footprint and have a positive effect on the environment, this is the book for you. A comprehensive and expert guide to how one person can reduce waste and live more sustainably in the modern world.

10.Mastering Minimalism: Eight Steps To A Life Of Less Stuff And More Freedom

Our pick for those looking for a simple and easy-to-follow guide. Minimalism, in essence, is about keeping things simple and this book certainly does that. Eight steps that you can easily follow across days, weeks and months to free up your life through the power of minimalism. A fantastic read!

More good books about minimalism

Goodbye stuff – Fumio Sasaki

With the subtitle: Less Property, More Happiness: The New Japanese Minimalism. Do your material possessions make you unhappy rather than happy? Fascinating and instigating change …

Marie Kondo – The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying : A simple, effective way to banish clutter forever

The way to bring order and tranquility to your life. That will work with this strict Japanese.

More by less – Joshua Becker

With the subtitle: make room to live. This book examines the obvious – and more hidden, mental benefits of a minimalist life.

Essentialism – Greg Mckeown

After the above books, we know enough about uncovering. Time to discover minimalism in other aspects of our lives, such as our presentations, ideas and work.

Minimalism – live a meaningful life

This book by Joshua Fields Millburn is a hit in America, but you should definitely not expect any practical tips in this book. Rather, it is a sketch of Joshua’s minimalist life. Use this book as inspiration and not as a concrete guide.

All That Remains

More Minimalism Stories from Joshua Fields Millburn.

Minimalism film

The movie ‘Minimalism’ with Joshua Fields Millburn has been on Netflix since 2016. Maybe still …

Blog articles with tips on minimizing? Read this minimalism blog …

Also read my own articles about minimizing here:

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About The Author

Rubin Alaie

Hello! Thanks for reading these articles. My intention is to make happiness as simple and clear as posssible. By the way, excuse my English. I am not a native English speaker since I live in Amsterdam. Much appreciated if you use the comments to make suggestions on my grammar. See ya in another blogpost!


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