Whether you’re interested in becoming a full fledged minimalist or just getting rid of 50% of your stuff, the best advice I have is to surround yourself with like-minded people. Here are some great blogs and books that I have learned tons from and that have encouraged me to keep going when I lose site of the goal.


Becoming Minimalist
The Minimalists
The Minimalist Mom


Simplify by Joshua Becker
Clutterfree with Kids: Change your thinking. Discover new habits. Free your home. by Joshua Becker
It’s All Too Much: An Easy Plan for Living a Richer Life with Less Stuff by Peter Walsh


This is the podcast that changed my way of thinking: The Art of Simple- Freedom from Stuff


Why I Wear the Exact Same Thing to Work Every Day
21 Surprising Statistics that Reveal how much Stuff We Actually Own
The Completely Achievable Path to Becoming a One-Income Family

Why Successful People Wear the Same Thing Every Day 
11 Ways Finland’s Educational System Shows that “Less is More”
Why I Got Rid of My Wardrobe



Hi Dawn

I have recently subscribed to your channel on youtube and although I’ve always been interested in a simpler lifestyle, I never knew how atainable it could be. I love your tips (different from the Mari Kondo) of just picking out the toys, clothes and even dinnerware that we use, and then moving the rest out of sight for a while. My home, my routine and my life has been transformed and its soooo sustainable. Thank you

I’m moving onto meal planning now. I cannot find your meal planning/shopping list template you showed in your video. Please help.


P.S. I would love to see a video about your husband Tom and how he has responded to this change. My husband just cannot relate to your videos although he is loving the changes. He attempted to reduce his t-shirts (he had 98!!!) and it was a struggle for him. He couldn’t even halve it. I would love to show him Tom’s perspective.


Hi Dawn.

Ditto to every single point, request and comment that Kayla said above (except the 98 shirts part–but it sure feels like it!)
Love your fresh aspect. Best I’ve ever seen on Youtube or elsewhere. And it all seems so achievable, affordable and without stress. You don’t add to our “To Do” list…you actually help. Your outlook and priorities are in total alignment with my own…and I live in Hawaii. Now that’s really saying something about your demographic!

God bless your endeavors to help people…and may you be blessed 10 fold in return.

Aloha, Donna

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