Minimalism for Families by Zoe Kim
Practical Minimalist Living Strategies to Simplify Your Home and Life
Althea Press (October 10, 2017)
Organizing your home and leading a minimalist lifestyle can seem like a daydream for busy families—but it’s possible! Designed for families who want to declutter and embrace minimalism into their life and home, Minimalism for Families lays out a room-by-room strategy to conquer chaos and show your family how much more time, space, and energy you gain when you live with less.
Minimalism for Families contains:
- An Introduction to Minimalism covering essential information including what minimalism is, its lifestyle benefits, and how to adopt and integrate the mindset into your life
- A Plan for Every Room providing practical and realistic strategies for decluttering your family home one room at a time
- Tips for Team Effort tactics for getting your family on board with minimalism, plus approaches to address resistance to minimalism as a lifestyle
Minimalism for Families features techniques to declutter and tidy up every room: Living Areas, Kitchen, Bedrooms, Home Office, Bathroom, Basements, Attics, and Other Storage Spaces.
Clean up your family home for a clear purpose with Minimalism for Families
There is joy in living with less.
Filled with tips and advice to live with less in order to focus on what matters to you most.
Strategies for de-cluttering every room in your home and breaks in down for age groups.
You can de-clutter all you want, but if you don’t develop a habit, then you will find yourself constantly decluttering. This book will offer guidelines to help you with that. You need to recognize what is vital to you and what contributes very little to your needs and happiness. I really liked that she broke down bedrooms by age groups (adult, baby, toddler/preschool, school-age, and teen-age). Probably the easiest room to start with would be your bathroom as it is most likely the smallest room and has the least sentimental items. I personally took everything out of the drawers and cabinets. There is no reason I needed 18 bottles of nail polish (I only use 3 colors routinely) or 14 different types of lotions (I use 2), or 4 brushes when I only use one of them. Now if I buy a new nail polish, I have to get rid of one of the older ones. I have decluttered almost all the rooms in my house. I still need to go back through and do another sweep. The hardest for me is all the sentimental, family heirlooms. Another area that needs additional work (okay, I haven’t attempted to tackle) are photographs. I have tons. I know I can get them scanned and that will clear up a lot of clutter, but that takes money. I do plan to organize them though and get rid of the duplicates and photos not worth saving (pre-digital age). Overall, I found this book helpful and contains good tips.
I obtained a free copy via the Publisher.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Zoë Kim stumbled upon voluntary simplicity and minimalism 6 years ago through Zero Waste Home. She’s a regular mom of four who found herself stressed and exhausted, spending more time doing things with her stuff than doing things with her family. It was in that stress and exhaustion that her desire to live lighter was born. As she shed her layers of possessions she began to see the real cost of her stuff—and it was way overpriced! Zoë Kim is the creator of The Minimalist Plate, a website that inspires families to own fewer possessions to make room for what matters most. She is also a contributor at The Huffington Post and No Sidebar. She is passionate about helping other families let go of what’s weighing them down so they can find and experience the freedom in owning less. She lives outside Atlanta with her family.