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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 297 | Minimalism Rules

In this episode of The Minimalists Podcast, Joshua and Ryan talk about the minimalism rules that have helped simplify their lives, and they answer the following questions:

  • How valuable are rules?
  • How important are boundaries?
  • Once I only have my essential items, how do I keep them from wearing out quickly?
  • How is minimalism not a destination?
  • What is our language problem?
  • How effective is it to reverse clothes hangers to minimize a wardrobe?
  • Is it helpful to restrict the amount of clothes hangers to create an appropriate wardrobe?
  • How do you develop and maintain the discipline needed to stick to your minimalism rules or other habits you’re trying to establish?

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Minimal Maxims

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

  • “Habit changes don’t work as well as lifestyle changes.” —Ryan Nicodemus
  • “Once you understand the ‘why,’ the ‘how’ takes care of itself.” —Joshua Fields Millburn

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