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The Minimalists
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.

Excess Is the Birthplace of Clutter

An empty room alone cannot be cluttered; it is not until we introduce 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, prioritize, and discover what is appropriate. And if something is not appropriate, then it is excess—the birthplace of clutter.

Clutter: how inappropriate.