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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, FOX, BBC, and NPR.

Podcast 167 | Collectibles

In this episode of The Minimalists Podcast, Joshua & Ryan talk about their personal collections, and they answer the following questions:

  • What should I do with items that are no longer useful but might have value as decorations or collectibles?
  • Is it better to store or display collectibles?
  • What should I do with collectibles that bring me joy that I’m too embarrassed to display?

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Minimal Maxims

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

  • “Collectibles are best collected in a museum.”
  • “Understanding the ‘why’ of your collecting will help you hold on tighter or let go faster.”
  • “If you’re embarrassed by your things, you must let go of them or the embarrassment.”
  • “Guilt speaks to your actions; shame speaks to your character.”

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