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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.

Praise for The Minimalists

“[With the] charm of their buddy-act, The Minimalists have become the [minimalist] movement’s American ringleaders.”
New York Magazine

“When it’s cool to have nothing.”
New York Times

“Sincere prophets of anti-consumerism.”
The New Yorker

“As The Minimalists edited their lives, they learned to strip away the layers to focus on what was most important.”
Architectural Digest

The Sunday Times

“Ryan Nicodemus and Joshua Fields Millburn’s podcast focuses on the positive mental health impact of things like unfollowing superfluous social media accounts, helping your children get organized, and celebrating holidays without excessive consumerism.”
O, The Oprah Magazine

“A better life by having fewer possessions.”
Seattle Times

“Minimalism has brought happiness to [these] two former executives.”
Vancouver Sun 

“It’s about more than possessions: it’s about reaching into your value system.”
Las Vegas Review-Journal

“Helping us end our obsession with stuff.”
LA Weekly

“Regaining control by limiting consumption and by living more meaningful lives.”

“The best way to find happiness is to get rid of almost everything.”
CBS This Morning

“Perhaps it’s a good time to sit back and look at how we can all live with less.”
USA Today

“Less has become so much more . . . Let’s call it minimalism+.”

“The path to a richer, if less cluttered, life.”
Globe & Mail

“Minimalists make the most of living with very little.”
Chicago Sun-Times 

“Less is more—even during the holidays.”
San Francisco Examiner

“Passionate about helping people.”
San Francisco Chronicle

“Minimalists maximize lives by letting go selectively.”
Austin American-Statesman

“Frugality so satisfying.”
Wall Street Journal

“The main voices in the modern decluttering movement.”
Homes & Gardens

“[The Minimalists: Less Is Now] is really thought-provoking and interesting. Recommend watching it.”
—Kourtney Kardashian

“The Minimalists have established a brand around the idea of owning less thanks to their podcast, books, and Netflix documentary. [Their] podcast delves into much more than working to possess less stuff, however, and offers nuanced examinations into what drives issues like addiction and loneliness too.”

“Advocates of reducing your possessions down to the bare essentials, Millburn and Nicodemus’s ascetic plan is a ruthless way to get your life organized.”
The Guardian

“The joy of having less.”
The Today Show

“Two former corporate professionals who willingly walked away from handsome salaries and material-laden lifestyles at the end of their 20s to live ‘a meaningful life’ with less stuff.”
Business Insider

“By getting rid of everything they don’t need, [The Minimalists] can concentrate on the things in life truly important to them.”

“Free up more time for your family, and, ultimately, simplify your life.”
Colorado Parent

“Serious wisdom about living a happier life.”
Miami New Times

“Living a better life . . . with less stuff.”
National Post

“Eliminating the unnecessary stuff that clutters your mind and controls your life.”

“Learn a thing or two from The Minimalists.”
Village Voice

“Their message might make it easier to find yourself.”
ABC Action News

“How to have it all, with less.”
Huffington Post

“They just might give you a hug.”
Dayton Daily News

“A more uncluttered existence.”
Orlando Sentinel

“Poster boys for the minimalist movement.”
The Epoch Times

“Putting energy into passions and relationships can lead to a well-curated life.”
Charleston City Paper

“Paring down opens up a clearer path to more time, more financial stability, and a more ‘intentional’ existence.”
Tampa Bay Times

“The joy of living with less.”

“Minimalism brings maximum satisfaction.”
The Oklahoman

“Preaching the gospel of simplicity.”
New Orleans Advocate

“[The Minimalists] inspire readers to take stock of their earthly possessions and question what is truly necessary to live a good life.”
Library Journal

“Pursuing the things about which they are passionate, rather than simply accumulating things.”
Tulsa World

“The most important things are free.”
Birmingham News

“Sometimes retail therapy isn’t all that therapeutic.”
Miami Herald

“Minimalism doesn’t have to be dramatic or life-altering.”

“Duo preaches the gospel of less.”
Las Vegas Weekly

“Live with less to make room in your life for more of whatever matters most.”
Dallas Morning News

“Meet Generation M.”
Toronto Star

“[The Minimalists] offer lessons on things like solitude, volunteerism, the importance of community, and other aspects of a more meaningful life.”
Houston Press

“Own less stuff to enjoy more life.”
San Antonio Express-News

“It’s important to know what you value in your life, and to make them the priority.”
Los Angeles Daily News

“Letting go of things that get in the way of happiness.”
Arizona Republic

“Less money + less stuff = more meaning.”
Salt Lake Magazine

“Millburn and Nicodemus seem to have struck a chord in a world consumed by consumerism.”
San Jose Mercury News

“A recipe to living more deliberately.”
SF Weekly

“Find more contentment.”
Salt Lake Tribune

“Minimalists offer a meaningful message.”
Des Moines Register

“Less really is more.”
Omaha World-Herald

“The poster children for living life more deliberately.”
Louisville Magazine

“Less stuff equals less maintenance.”
Indianapolis Star

“Giving it away now: the new minimalism of living with less.”
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

“Determined to live life with less money, less stuff, and more meaning.”
Columbus Dispatch

“The Return to Walden Pond.”
America Magazine

“The dangers of materialism, the wonders of letting go.”
Pittsburgh City Paper

“A new reaction to consumerism.”
Dayton City Paper

“Duo behind The Minimalists gets simplification.”
Greenville News

“The Minimalists advise on how to live well with less.”

“Less stuff, more happiness.”
Greenville Journal

“Does your life feel a little cluttered? These guys can help.”
Baltimore Sun

“Learning to live with the bare essentials is more than getting rid of a collection of old hats, unused cookbooks, and a pile of yellowing ticket stubs: it’s a mindset change.”

“Enough Stuff . . . Live with Less.”
The Brian Lehrer Show, WNYC

“Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus . . . have popularized the idea of earning less and having less.”
NBC News

“A farewell to clutter.”
Columbia Tribune

“Living life with less.”
Chronicle Herald

“Minimalists forgo possessions to live with what matters most.”
Portland Press Herald

“You won’t hear them spout Eckhart Tolle–esque mantras, although spiritual health is a distinct component of their message.”

“With minimalism, people reduce their consumption, decrease their ecological footprint, and advocate voluntary simplicity—all in an attempt to find greater happiness, fulfillment, and freedom.”
Express Milwaukee

“There’s a certain elegance in minimalism.”
The Social

“An approach to life that focuses on owning fewer things, while prioritizing spiritual and personal growth.”
The Atlantic

“Minimalism is good for helping people figure out what is important to them—helping them be happy with who they are.”

“Being a minimalist means getting rid of your crap, but gaining so much more.”

“An emphasis on the things that offer greater meaning.”
Houston Chronicle

“Paring down, branching out.”
Chicago Tribune

“With minimalism, you celebrate having less because you recognize what you do have is what’s most important.”
Fast Company

“Minimalism might sound austere, but it doesn’t have to be. . . . It’s not about living with nothing—it’s about living with enough.”
Manchester Evening News

“They’re bringing millions with them on their quest for a more meaningful life beyond the excess.”
Perth Now

“If you stripped your life of ‘stuff’—the toys, the electronics, the furniture, even the house—what would be left? That’s the question at the heart of Everything That Remains, a memoir by The Minimalists.”

“Minimalists: the boys who went back to basics.”
Irish Independent

“Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus gave up their big houses, fancy cars, and six-figure incomes to live more simply.”
CBC Radio

“The country’s leading evangelists on the virtues of living with less.”

“The first thing you must know about Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus is they like to hug.”

“The Minimalists speak eloquently about the spiritual, emotional, and financial liberation that can come with shedding your addiction to excess stuff. They are not monks, and they are not living on one grain of rice a day—they are just regular guys who changed their lives by getting rid of a lot of excess stuff.”
—Elizabeth Gilbert, Author of Eat, Pray, Love

“Anti-clutter advocates.”

“A pair on a mission to help others trim down their possessions.”

“Why having less stuff makes you happier.”
Washington Post

“The minimalist movement is about bringing more (real things) into your life by owning less and truly valuing the few things we own.”

“They left high-salary corporate careers and many possessions to pursue simpler lives, ones richer in time, relationships, and meeting life goals.”
The Spokesman-Review

“Living the dream.”

“Dogma-free exemplars of a less-is-more lifestyle that actually sounds sane as they explain it.”
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

“These guys are rock stars!”
—Dave Ramsey

“The beginning of a movement!”
Megyn Kelly Today

“With [The Minimalists’] popular Netflix film, Minimalism … it’s no surprise that more and more people are cleaning out gear closets, streamlining their workouts, and buying less stuff. Because when you do, there’s way more room for adventure.”

“The Minimalists show their followers how to streamline their lives to find more happiness.”
—Michael Strahan, Good Morning America

“Longtime friends Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus are here to open our eyes to how much ‘stuff’ we have in our homes with a view to encouraging a more minimalist lifestyle that could change everything.”

“These two less-is-more lifestyle devotees have helped millions of people across the globe declutter, narrow down, and simplify their lives—showing them how to curate a streamlined wardrobe and remove nonessentials from their chaotic apartments.”
Harper’s Bazaar

“The Minimalists’ new documentary is a decluttering pep talk.”

“Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus of The Minimalists … help individuals streamline their clothes and maintain a clean and tiny wardrobe.”
Better Homes & Gardens

“The Minimalists have added tremendous value to my life.”
—Jennette McCurdy

“The Minimalists show you how to disconnect from our conditioned material state and reconnect to our true essence: love people and use things.”
―Jay Shetty, #1 New York Times–bestselling author

“In a society where we are continually bombarded with messages telling us to consume more and more, The Minimalists make the point that none of this consumption has actually made any of us happier. Joshua and Ryan urge us to leap off the hedonic treadmill and escape to a simpler, richer, more fulfilling life.”
―Adrian McKinty, New York Times–bestselling author

“The Minimalists [are] a duo of podcasters, bloggers, authors, and documentary filmmakers who helped make minimalism mainstream over the course of the past decade.”

“Organization experts share their foolproof decluttering methods.”
Woman & Home

“Like Henry David Thoreau, but with Wi-Fi.”
Boston Globe

“The Minimalists are on a quest to convince others that less is truly more.”
AudioFile magazine

“Less isn’t more—it’s way better.”
Beach Happy magazine

“Now is the moment for less.”

“Forward thinkers when it comes to living a minimalist approach to life.”

“Minimalism is good for the soul.”
Sunset magazine

The Minimalists: Less Is Now offers a poignant exploration of living with less in a world consumed by excess.”
The Cinemaholic

“The new Netflix documentary Less Is Now challenges viewers to live with less stuff.”
Yahoo! Movies