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Becoming a Minimalist: Your Guide to Living a Great Life with Less Through Minimalism [Kindle Edition]

Kimberly Wilson
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)

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Book Description

** Discover that having LESS is MORE... Get more freedom, more time, save money and more, by eliminating the excess in your life and focusing on the essentials. **

Would you like to go to sleep at night knowing that your day was spent as you truly wanted to spend it? Would you like to feel sure that you didn’t waste time and energy on meaningless activity? Are you tired of listening to the thundering voice of consumerism instead of the quiet voice within you?

"Becoming a Minimalist: Living a Great Life with Less Through Minimalism" will show you (in a very concise manner) how to find what’s important in your life and rid yourself of what isn’t, so you can focus on what is truly important.

Minimalism is a flexible life philosophy that you can use to help create a more meaningful life. Use the principles in this book to learn about minimalism, what it is, how to live by its guidelines, how it can help you live with focus on what you truly value, and how you can integrate all of these principles into your life.

Get off the hamster wheel of buying, consuming, working harder, and only falling farther behind. Start focusing on the things in life that are the most important to you!

Make an investment in yourself, by picking up "Becoming a Minimalist: Living a Great Life with Less Through Minimalism" today!

Product Details

  • File Size: 1091 KB
  • Print Length: 67 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1481804006
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Empowerment Nation (March 5, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #384,459 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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24 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic read March 15, 2012
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If you're serious about a minimalist life style, this book is for you. It covers some deeper aspects of minimalism that I haven't come across before, such as downsizing your wardrobe and how to make it work for you. As a girl, I can definitely relate to having too many clothes and seeming to need more that match. Stick to the basics and keep it simple.
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23 of 27 people found the following review helpful
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Very easy to read book with wonderful ideas, comments, and inspiring stories to help one become more of a minimalist. The only thing that became annoying as I read were the increasing number of misspellings. One, two, and maybe three could be overlooked, but I started to become annoyed after a while... I think there must've been more than 10-15 misspelled words and incorrect grammar usage in this very short book. I guess I'm pretty visual (anal?), but a good proofread would've left me with much better feelings. Not sure if I would recommend this book to a friend for these reasons alone.
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18 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Practical advice and pitfall idenificaion April 22, 2012
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Warning: Do not read this book at night if you intend to go to sleep. It is far too tempting to read it and want to immediately get up and clean out your closet, or declutter your kitchen.
I found this book very helpful and inspiring. I did try to read it before sleep, though, and when I realized the urge to get up and clean out my closet was becoming too much, I switched over to another book (because I had to go to work the next day). It's practical and does a very good job of addressing the "but what if..." questions that will pop into your head. I'm proud to say that my closet is more organized now, and I've really been concentrating on letting things go onto a "useful life" instead of staying hidden in drawers and boxes. I've also started to have recurring fantasies about a minimalist house with white walls and hardwood floors.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing November 28, 2012
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I was disappointed with this ebook. I found the information too basic and very general. Really it is a beginners guide to decluttering so if that is the sort of information that you need then you will enjoy it more than I.
As an ebook I found it frustrating that I could only reduce the text a little, I wanted to reduce the text more than was possible, the pages were thus a little like a child's book with overly large text and that did not improve my experience.
I also found the many misspellings and grammatical errors to be annoying, there were too many for me to ignore, proof reading was badly needed and sadly lacking which had me wondering how interested the writer was in putting out a good product or just pushing out something quickly to make a quick buck. Luckily it's not taking up space on my bookshelf as it was an ebook - now I just need to unclutter my hard drive.
I do enjoy books and rarely wish that I could "un-buy" one, sadly this is one I do wish I could un-buy, I didn't think it was value for money.
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23 of 28 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars obviously a young author August 29, 2012
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Its pretty easy to be minimalist when your life tends to be routine. Its a lot harder to be minimalist when you start adding experiences to what you do every day and every year. This author, (as with many other books of this type) doesn't allow for the person who goes camping - four times a year (say) and really can't borrow that much equipment each time, or finds it cost-prohibitive to rent for each trip. Or the person who works in multiple climatic zones (I used to work in both Seattle and Los Angeles offices); or the three times a year you need to be ready for a black-tie party; a huge family dinner that requires 12 place settings (and seats) or the four birthdays a year you really could use that set of cupcake tins. The person who uses shopping as their recreation isn't going to be interested in this book (they are, by definition, not very minimalist) but the person who enlarges their life with people and activities over time is always going to end up having clothing, cooking utensils, dishes and recreational equipment that will need to be stored most of the year. Compared to 50 years ago, most people have a lot more "stuff" (look at closet expansion alone); but I would suggest that the typical person travels more often; engages in more elaborate vacations; and has more varied recreational habits than their parents or grandparents did at the same age. I would be curious just how minimalist the author is in another 30 years.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Subjective at best December 17, 2012
By gypsy4
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I didn't find Becoming Minimalist a worthwhile read. She attempts to define "minimalists" in a subjective little box - stating what color walls a minimalist has, what building materials are used in his/her house; they wouldn't use ornate tile, etc.

I agree with one of the other reviewers- this is clearly a young, very amateur writer. It would've played out better if it had been a personal story instead of a list of what to do. Aside from that, it didn't really give me any information about how to live more minimalistic.
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14 of 18 people found the following review helpful
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The author of Becoming Minimalist: A Guide to Living a Great Life with Less Through Minimalism explains in clear language why the minimalist approach will help the reader. The author provides wonderful instructions and suggestions for each area of the home to gain the most from living and ease the sense of being owned by our possessions.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 3 months ago by Teresa Farnworth
3.0 out of 5 stars I don't think I want to be a complete minimalist ...
I don't think I want to be a complete minimalist, but it has appeal and I have taken some ideas that work for me.
Published 4 months ago by Arbyrd Lady
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Good introduction.
Published 9 months ago by Amazon Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars Good, basic introduction
This is a good, basic introduction to the concept of minimalism. Their is not much hands on advice for applying it.
Published 9 months ago by Lisa M. Pillsbury
3.0 out of 5 stars A minimalist view on minimalism.
good job explaining the philosophy of minimalism, in a minimalist way, was a good eye opener into the extreme minimalistic lifestyle. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Kindle Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars All inspiring and a real confidence builder. I reread ...
All inspiring and a real confidence builder. I reread this any time I feel myself getting the "gimmies". Puts me back to ground zero and back to my meaningful quest.
Published 10 months ago by jmso
5.0 out of 5 stars Minimalist
I have been following what is in this book.....feel the stress leave my mind and body....great inspiration and life changing....if you are ready it is there for the making...
Published 10 months ago by Amazon Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars Nice overview
This book lightly covers most topics/areas of minimalism. While the book is a good introduction and provides simple instructions for completing decluttering tasks, it gives the... Read more
Published 13 months ago by Melly B
5.0 out of 5 stars Recommended for anyone interested in the minimalist lifestyle, or for...
This brief but informative ebook really spoke to me - I loved it! Our family is currently living in a relatively small space, and my husband and I have decided we are going to... Read more
Published 14 months ago by Angela Reads
4.0 out of 5 stars Great overview of minimalism
This is a very concise introduction to the minimalist lifestyle and why one should consider minimalism. It is easy to read and discusses basic principles of minimalist philosophy. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Troy W. Bradshaw
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More About the Author

A few years ago, Kimberly took a liking to decluttering, minimalism and other methods to remove much of the "stuff" from her life that didn't' have as much value as it once did. Even though she has less, she still manages to keep her two young boys happy with the possessions they do have.

Having always enjoyed writing, she felt she would make the most of her knowledge and what she's learned by writing "Becoming a Minimalist" and "Clutter Be Gone" to help others remove the "stuff" from their lives as well.

Kimberly is currently residing in Michigan.

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