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ῴ Online The Minimalist Home: A Room-by-Room Guide to a Decluttered, Refocused Life page Ὸ Kindle Ebook Author Joshua Becker ‣ ῴ Online The Minimalist Home: A Room-by-Room Guide to a Decluttered, Refocused Life page Ὸ Kindle Ebook Author Joshua Becker ‣ Chapter 1, Minimalism Makeover I grew up in Aberdeen, South Dakota, where author L Frank Baum lived for a while in his adulthood Because of living there, I learned from an early age about Baums most famous work, The Wizard of Oz Id be surprised if you dont know the story as well The book was a bestseller from the time its first edition came out at the beginning of the twentieth century The 1939 film version, starring Judy Garland, is today the third most viewed movie of all time around the world behind Titanic and E.T. And whats the most famous line from the movie Click your heels together and say it with me Theres no place like home.I know not everyone has positive associations with home For some, home has been a place where they arent safe or where they feel cut down instead of being encouraged to grow Some are ashamed of or hostile toward their home Sadly, some dont have a home at all.Despite all this, the concept of home as an ideal of comfort and safety, of acceptance and belonging, is one that resonates with almost everyone It inspires longing within us, regardless of how closely or distantly our actual homes have aligned with that ideal We yearn to make our homes better places than they have been before, both for ourselves and for the other members of our household There really is no place like home It is the foremost place on earth, our lifes HQ.Of course, the most important part of a home is the people within it, including the interplay of their relationships, how they spend their time in the home, and the dreams they nurture But its also true that a house and its contents can affect the familys quality of life either positively or negatively And so transforming the place can transform the people. Make Over the Concept of Home MakeoverI shake my head at those home makeover shows that are so popular on TV You know, a couple who are discontented with their home invite a design expert to come in and evaluate the situation The couple nervously agree to stretch their budget as far as possible to make as much of a change as they can Then a renovation team takes over, carrying out repairs and upgrades theres always an obstacle that arises and creates drama , and after that the designer stages the house with new furniture, store bought decorations, and this years color scheme Finally the homeowners come back for the big reveal and get teary eyed at their houses new look.I shake my head because, even though their house may look nicer, the homeowners typically wind up with just as much stuff as they had before, maybe even Thats all stuff that may be getting in the way of how they want to spend their days than its contributing to the pursuit of their goals I wonder, after the initial dopamine zap from the redecoration, are their lives really any different Is their home personal and life giving to them now, or is it just pleasing to the eye Or, even worse, will their renovated home require time and money and energy for upkeep than in its previous form Very few of us get picked to be on TVs home makeover shows, yet most of us who have a house or apartment go through something similar with our own homes Were disappointed in our living space Weve spent a lot of money buying stuff for our homeand a lot of time organizing, cleaning, and maintaining that stuff And nevertheless, in the rare times we have left to simply enjoy the home, it doesnt feel like the place we really want to live What do we do then If we dont just give up hope, we most likely double down, continuing to look in all the wrong places for help We pay attention to commercials and visit showrooms and scroll through shopping sites online, and we decide that we need stuff or better stuff, with a different organizing and decorating plan And when we take our best shot at making our living space better, itswell, its somewhat better in some ways, but it still doesnt give fundamental satisfaction or kick off any lasting life change.What if the problem isnt that we dont own enough stuff or arent managing our stuff well enough What if the problem is that were living in the homes that advertisers and retailers want us to have instead of the homes that deep down we really want and need Id like to suggest that what the huge majority of people in my own countrythe United Statesand other countries need if we are going to be content with our homes and start living fulfilled lives is a minimalist makeover of our homes Are you willing to come along with me and explore that idea for your homethat there is joy to be found in owning less than we can ever find in accumulating I hope you will, because I know from years of experience that by getting rid of the excess stuff in every room, you can transform your home so that you feel not only free from the stress of so much clutter around you but also free to live a life focused on what you want to do with your limited years on this planet.Consider the benefits of a minimalist makeover of your home You dont have to have an interior designer to do this.You dont need a demo reno team or real estate agent on your side.You dont need a big budget or any budget, really , and the investment of time you make up front is something you will recoup many times over in years to come.You just need determinationand some advice to guide you on the way Revolution IndoorsOver the first decade of their marriage, Shannan and her husband moved several times But there was one constant everywhere they went, they accumulated and stuff, and it was never long before a new home began to feel crowded and messy Shannan didnt like this situation and felt guilty but didnt know what to do about it She could sense a growing resentment from her husband over the clutter situation too When company was coming over, she would move things around to give an illusion of neatness, but of course such maneuvers didnt address the root problem that they simply owned too much stuff.Not much changed until Shannan and her husband went on a trip from their home in the Midwest to Tennessee, where they stayed in a cabin With only what we packed for the week, the cabin seemed spacious and comfortable, though it wasnt really that large, she said Once we got home from the trip, I wanted that for our homeroom to breathe and enjoy ourselves without things in the way.This was Shannans Aha moment Her trigger Her tipping point.I have noticed that, for most people, there is one moment when something causes them to undertake a minimalist makeover I tell in my previous book, The More of Less, about my own trigger moment in 2008, when I was frustrated while cleaning out my garage on a Saturday and a neighbor pointed out that I didnt need to own all that stuff.Have you had your own minimalism Aha moment yet Something that has opened your eyes to the clutter issues you face at home and has pushed you to do something about them If not, I hope this book will be that friendly shove for you.Shannans cabin epiphany inspired her to finally take action on what I would call her stuff problem As soon as she got home, she signed up for my online course Uncluttered and quickly began making progress on her home She would take out ten or twelve boxes each week Her husband got in the spirit as well, clearing out machinery and tools from his garage workshop Their minimalist home makeover was under way.Eventually the couple got down to some decisions about what to keep and what to toss that were tougher to make These are the kinds of decisions that cause some people to quit decluttering before they get the full benefit and they are some of the decisions Im going to help you make in this book Their progress slowed for a while, but they kept going and in the end transformed every part of their home through minimizing.Shannan said, Our home is now a place where my husband can come home and feel free to pursue his hobbies and for us to be the couple I know we are without fear of resentment or stress from the outside world A sanctuary of sorts.But whats remarkable is not just how minimizing has changed how they feel about their house Its how differently they feel about themselves Though Im really not surprised To me, its so not about the stuff any, Shannan said My husband has changed too Were bike riding now and spending time together.And it goes even deeper than that Aside from my relationship with my husband becoming loving, Shannan added, Ive gone from being a homebody who was afraid of people and what they thought of me to being someone who wants to be a part of things Im consciously making efforts to stand among a group of people talking or offering help to a stranger Looking people in the eyes when I pass them by, connecting This is really not who Ive been my whole life, and I feel included in life now that Im letting others in How can getting rid of stuff do this Its really amazing.Thats righthow can mere minimalism change lives in a fundamental way It seems like too much to expect Yet Ive seen it happen over and over Owning less creates an opportunity to live .Ive been writing my blog Becoming Minimalist , teaching minimalism, and speaking about the joys of owning less with folks at conferences around the world for a decade now And Ive seen repeatedly, times than I can recall, that there is an almost magical effect when people right size the quantity of their possessionsin the process, the people themselves are changed in positive ways.So although this book is about doing a minimalist makeover of your home, Im warning you now that it may also mean making over yourself in a thousand unforeseeable, positive ways. Means to a Better Life for AllI want to mention something before I go any further because, you see, theres something I hate when the term minimalism crops up in conversation What I hate is the misperception that so many people have about minimalism Many people think of minimalism as a style of home, on a par with Colonial homes, Victorian homes, or Southwest adobe homes A minimalist home, to them, is a boxy white house with almost nothing in it, and if you do happen to find a chair or sofa somewhere, its going to be really expensiveand good luck feeling comfortable sitting on it A minimalist home, in this sense, is for people who dont care much about coziness or comfort and definitely dont have kids or pets or hobbies Such a house might look good in a magazine photo spread, but who wants to live there Creating a minimalist home doesnt mean you have to sacrifice your favorite design styleor even your no design style or frugal living styleto accomplish it In my home, for example, we still use my wifes grandparents old bedroom set Its anything but modern in design, but it works for us My wife, Kim, our two kids, and I got rid of a lot of things when we were transforming our home, but we didnt get rid of everything, and we didnt feel every room needed a different look or style than before.Whats widely known as minimalism in architecture and interior decoration today is fine as a design style, if you happen to like it, but thats not at all what Im talking about here Im promoting an approach to owning less that you can take regardless of the style of your home Its not about making an artistic statement or glorifying emptiness Instead, its about transforming your home so that you can transform your life.Minimalism, as Im referring to it, is not about taking something away from you its about giving something to you My definition of minimalism is the intentional promotion of things we most value and the removal of anything that distracts us from them As I sometimes like to say, minimizing is actually optimizingreducing the number of your possessions until you get to the best possible level for you and your family Its individual, freeing, and life promoting Its a makeover that you can do on your own, in your current house, just by getting rid of stuff.In battling against misperceptions about minimalism, I sometimes feel like Henry Ford when he was trying to convince the masses that automobiles didnt have to be just for the rich Except whats available to everybody nowin our affluent age when it is sometimes said weve reached peak stuffis a radical and amazing home makeover courtesy of minimalism This is an idea whose time has come Minimalism isnt just for the few who happen to have some spartan quirk in their personalities its for everyone Homes everywhere would benefit from a thoughtful and deliberate reduction of their possessions load.So thats how Ive written The Minimalist Homewith everybody in mind.This book is for you if youre single or married.Its for you if you are childless, have one or kids at home, or have an empty nest where your kids and grandkids come back to visit you from time to time.Its for you if you have an apartment, condo, town house, duplex, detached single family dwelling, cottage, trailer home, cabin, farmhouse, houseboat, or mobile home.Its for you if you live in the United States, Australia, England, Japan, Canada, South Africa, Brazil, or anyplace else, if your home is overcrowded with stuff.Im not trying to make you into someone youre not or turn you into some kind of doing without extremist You dont have to live in a tiny home or wander the world living out of a backpack My family and I dont This book is about doing a makeover to your home, wherever that home may be and whatever it may be like Now, after minimizing, you may want to downsize to a smaller place, but you certainly dont have to move in order to enjoy the benefits of home minimalism You can change your environment and change your life right where you are.A popular minimalist blogger and author of The More of Less shows you how to methodically turn your home into a place of peace, contentment, and purposeful living.One of today s most influential minimalist advocates takes us on a decluttering tour of our own houses and apartments, showing us how to decide what to get rid of and what to keep He both offers practical guidelines for simplifying our lifestyle at home and addresses underlying issues that contribute to over accumulation in the first place The purpose is not just to create a inviting living space It s also to turn our life s HQ our home into a launching pad for a fulfilling and productive life in the world. 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    • The Minimalist Home: A Room-by-Room Guide to a Decluttered, Refocused Life
    • 2.2
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    • Format Kindle
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    • Joshua Becker
    • Anglais
    • 23 July 2016

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