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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 315 | Expired Things

In this episode of The Minimalists Podcast, Joshua and Ryan talk about expired food, expired medications, expired possessions, and expired daily habits, and they answer the following questions:

  • How can we appropriately manage the expiration dates of everything in our lives?
  • Is the expiration date listed on food the last day it can be used?
  • How do I appropriately let go of perishable items that no longer serve me, especially when there was a degree of expense involved?
  • What do you consider clutter?
  • What can we do about expired sources of content, such as a blog with dated viewpoints, narratives, and opinions?
  • How do we determine when we’ve entered a new season in life and it’s time to let go of hobbies, friendships, and dreams of past seasons?

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Minimal Maxims

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

  • “Less content, more contentment.” —Joshua Fields Millburn
  • “Clinging corrupts contentment.” —Ryan Nicodemus

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