Book Review, “The Minimalist Home,” Joshua Becker author

The MInimalist Home cover

The Minimalist Home, by Joshua Becker, is a “Room-by-Room Guide to a Decluttered, Refocused Life.” Becker believes that minimizing your home is not about taking things away. It is about giving something more.

This is designed to be a practical guide to declutter every space in your home. Becker wants people to enjoy coming home and be able to go out into the world and live their dreams. This book tells how to tell your story through an invited living room, what your clothes closet has to do with your self-confidence, why less clutter in the bedroom helps you sleep better, which kitchen utensils are worth keeping, and how to decide which paperwork is worth keeping. Some of the chapter titles include: The Becker Method, The “Us” Rooms, Clean Sweep, Freeing of the Mind, and Unburdening Yourself of the Past.

This was an interesting book. I agree that people sometimes keep more than they need, but I am not sure I agree that one should minimalize as much as Becker indicates. Even so, the checklists and suggestions in this book would assist anyone interested in doing so.

I would recommend this book to anyone wishing to minimalize their home.


I received this book free from the publisher and was not required to write a positive review.


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