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Simple Matters: Living with Less and Ending Up with More Hardcover – January 12, 2016
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Erin Boyle’s book, Simple Matters includes a few of her best blog essays, and also, a series of brand new essays. The book is not merely about decluttering, but about embracing a simpler lifestyle in the broadest sense of the word. As Erin puts it, “We can’t maintain a clutter-free home if we don’t also change our approach to accumulation in the first place.” Or how about this gem? “We’re under the false impression that we’re not in control of our spaces, when the opposite is true.” Woven throughout the book are simple statements like the aforementioned, containing profound thoughts about our American lifestyle: does accumulating things make us happier? do the ethics of clothes companies we buy from, matter? does your physical clutter translate to mental clutter; feeling overwhelmed? do the things we own work for the space they inhabit in our house? If you stop and think about her questions you’ll see that, not only are they good for the Earth, they are transformative for the way we discern what we want in our homes and in our lives. Erin is doing all of us a favor by challenging the status quo: “more is more” ….Read more ›
While I agree with her views, I found that a good chunk of it wasn't applicable to the average person and seemed too idealized/glorified to actually pursue. I like the concept and wish I had come out of with a few good tips. At least the cover is cute and looks good on my coffee table...
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Wonderful informative book on how to be minimalistic in our life. Recommended read!Published 14 days ago by D. Flaherty
Absolutely love this book!!! SO motivating - great for people trying to start being more environmentally conscious in their every day life, and also for people that need to... Read morePublished 14 days ago by Jenny
Checked this out on a whim. I think it would be ideal for someone just starting out, like a college student or someone moving into her own place for the first time. Read morePublished 16 days ago by Lalelilolu
Simple Matters is such a beautiful book that I am reluctant to give back my library copy. I've put the hard back in my Amazon cart because I do think this is a book that will be... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Fiona Ferris
Reading this book is akin to meditation for me. Lovely to see how living a life of simplicity and convenience can be truly rewarding and satisfying.Published 1 month ago by GG
Absolutely fantastic. Can't recommend it highly enough. You feel simpler, more organized, free and happy just reading it. I highly recommend Erin's blog, as well!Published 1 month ago by Laura H.
another simple living book. they are all about the same. nothing new.Published 2 months ago by AZ Traveler