Another weekend and another weekend reads! Less is more. The more physical items we have the heavier our world gets. Welcome to the fourth installment of our weekend reads.
As usual, pour yourself a mug of your favorite coffee or tea, find your favorite spot in your house and get ready to enjoy the weekend reads:
One Day: Throw These 116 Things Away by Hilary White. Cleaning out clutter can be a tough task, especially if you have been letting it build up for a while. Instead of setting aside a huge block of time to take care of months’ or years’ worth of clutter, take baby steps by throwing away only one type of item a day.
A Bunch of Things I Did to Get Out of Debt by Joshua Fields Millburn. Minimalism isn’t deprivation, but sometimes temporarily depriving yourself creates a path toward financial freedom. That was certainly true for Joshua: He had six figures in debt—nearly half-a-million dollars if you include his mortgage—but today He is debt-free.
How Frugality Bought My Freedom by Coach Carson. This article is about the idea that frugality, or living more simply financially, can buy you freedom both in the long run and in the short run. Frugality does not have to be a painful and difficult sacrifice. Frugality does not mean you must become a greedy, covetous Ebenezer Scrooge. Like people who love exercise or enjoy eating healthy foods, frugality can become a way of life that is both fun and financially rewarding.
Is Travel Your Ticket to Minimalism by ALOR. This is a lovely interview with Veronika and Fabian who have travelled and lived in more than 60 countries all across North America, Europe, Asia and Oceania. They believe that minimalism is individual and for everybody. They wanted to make it more accessible to people by demystifying it and broadcasting its diversity. So they decided the best way to do this would be an online magazine, open to anyone that is interested. This is how their magazine started: The Elementarist.