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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 Netflix films. The Minimalists have been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Boston Globe, Forbes, TIME, ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, BBC, and NPR.

Podcast 306 | Shopping Addiction

In this episode of The Minimalists Podcast, Joshua and Ryan talk about resisting the incessant tug of consumerism while striving to simplify, and they answer the following questions:

  • How do we overcome our shopping addiction?
  • What are the three prime indicators of compulsive buying?
  • What is consumerism?
  • When does something become an addiction?
  • Why do people have shopping addictions?
  • When creating a capsule wardrobe and running up against challenges regarding durability, should we buy more clothes at once or purchase clothes more often?
  • What is Project 333?
  • How do I adjust my shopping habits so they better align with my minimalist practices?

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Minimal Maxims

Joshua & Ryan’s pithy, shareable, less-than-140-character responses. Find more quotes from The Minimalists at

  • “Clutter doesn’t make you discontented—chasing contentment through consumerism does.” —Joshua Fields Millburn
  • “The ‘how’ is most useful after you understand the ‘why.’” —Ryan Nicodemus

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