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The Minimalists are Emmy-nominated Netflix stars and New York Times–bestselling authors Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus. Alongside their podcast cohost, T.K. Coleman, this simple-living trio helps millions of people eliminate clutter and live meaningfully with less. Learn More.

Podcast 432 | Throw Everything Away

In this public episode of The Minimalists Podcast, we talk about throwing everything away after an infestation and the hypocrisy of minimalism. Watch all 2 hours of episode 432 on The Minimalists Private Podcast.


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Discussed in This Episode

  • Should I throw away everything after my bed bug infestation?
  • Should I got back to school to get my master’s degree?
  • Is digital piracy ever okay?
  • What are The Minimalists’s thoughts on euthanasia?
  • How is it minimalist to encourage people to download seven different wallpapers?
  • How does rest affect us?
  • How can I learn to let go of clutter when I grew up poor?
  • How do I know whether I should let go of a relationship?
  • What should you do if you’re struggling in a relationship?
  • Why do people love throw pillows so much?
  • What do we think of bug-out bags?
  • Why does this Patron have a “drop-off zone”?
  • Is the past real?

Minimal Maxims

Joshua, Ryan, and T.K.’s pithy, shareable, less-than-140-character responses. Find more quotes from The Minimalists at

  • Letting go is the cost we pay for peace of mind.
  • Debt is a tether that restricts a person’s freedom.
  • Forcing someone to hold on to something is a great way to increase their misery.
  • As soon as you call yourself a minimalist, everything you do is blanketed by irony.
  • Minimalism isn’t scarcity; it’s abundance healthfully expressed.
  • The music is beautiful only if there is space between the notes.
  • Clutter is an opportunity for generosity.
  • Rich people and poor people alike have trouble letting go of things because they both struggle with letting go of the story associated with their stuff.

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