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Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus help over 20 million people live meaningful lives with less through their website, books, podcast, and documentary. The Minimalists have been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Boston Globe, Forbes, TIME, ABC, CBS, NBC, BBC, CBC, and NPR.

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In this episode of The Minimalists Podcast, Joshua & Ryan talk about different types of minimalist dwellings and simple-living situations, and they answer the following questions:

  • I’d like to move to a much smaller home, but how do I get my partner and my children on board?
  • I have a lot of extra room in my home—how do I ensure I don’t fill it all with new stuff?
  • What are your views on microhomes?

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Minimal Maxims

Joshua & Ryan’s pithy, sharable, less-than-140-character answers to the lightning-round questions:

  • Joshua on what he left out of his new home that he misses: “As my needs change, my possessions change accordingly.”
  • Ryan on what he left out of his new home that he misses: “Minimalists do not deprive themselves of the things that add value to their lives.”
  • Joshua on whether art is simply stuff: “Possessions have no intrinsic meaning, only the meaning we give to them.”
  • Ryan on whether art is simply stuff: “Minimalism helps me create beautiful art. It helps me create a beautiful life.”
  • Joshua on where to start decluttering: “Just start. Letting go gets easier by the day.”
  • Ryan on where to start decluttering: “One day or day one—you decide.”
  • Joshua on the appropriate amount of technology in the home: “The most valuable technologies don’t supplant, they supplement.”
  • Ryan on the appropriate amount of technology in the home: “Technology is a great tool, but don’t get caught up in the upgrades.”
  • Joshua on regretting parting with items: “I’ve never regretted letting go, but if I ever do, I’ll let go of the regret.”
  • Ryan on regretting parting with items: “The greatest regret I have is not letting go sooner.”
  • Joshua on maintaining a minimalist home with children: “Minimalism with children isn’t a challenge, it’s an adventure.”
  • Ryan on maintaining a minimalist home with children: “I can’t think of one good reason for the average person to hoard things.”

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This episode was produced by Shawn Harding. Our theme music was written and performed by Peter Doran. Our podcasts are completely free, so if you found value in this episode, and you’d like to help us produce more, please consider donating a dollar to The Minimalists. Your donations help keep this podcast 100% advertisement-free (because advertisements suck).

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