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The Minimalists

Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus write about living a meaningful life with less stuff for 3 million readers. As featured on: CBS, BBC, NPR, Forbes, The Atlantic, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, and National Post. They live in Missoula, Montana.

Excess Is the Birthplace of Clutter

An empty room alone cannot be cluttered. It is not until we introduce a superabundance of physical artifacts that our homes grow messy, slowly suffused with stuff.

Minimalism, then, is not a radical lifestyle; it is simply a way to bring balance to our lives—to organize and prioritize and discover what is appropriate for each of us. If something is not appropriate, then it is excess. And excess is the birthplace of clutter.

Clutter: how inappropriate.