Here is a list of 30 popular minimalist blogs to kickstart your journey towards living with less.
Minimalism has been gaining popularity over recent years, and there are now so many helpful, motivational, and inspiring blogs dedicated to helping others declutter their homes and embrace the “less is more” philosophy.
So let’s dive into this list of the best minimalist blogs no matter what your lifestyle is (or what you want it to be.)
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30 Best Minimalist Blogs for You to Follow
Your new favorite is somewhere on this list!
Yep, that’s me, and this is my blog you’ve landed on!
My journey to becoming a minimalist began 30 years ago following the loss of my mother when I was nine years old. After her death, my father taught me just to put things in boxes “for later” and “just in case.”
And thus, I became an emotional hoarder.
The “grief clutter” just kept piling up. I lost my father, my childhood home, and eight other friends and family members in my early 20’s.
My life changed forever when I discovered minimalism. I embarked upon a 5-year journey to clear clutter, which ended my family extreme decluttering our entire home down to eight suitcases and moving to Europe!
After getting rid of 95% of our stuff my most precious keepsakes are either in use or on display in my home or fit in a single, small memory box!
Now I help busy moms simplify their lives around our three biggest homemaking pain points:
Following a frustrating weekend cleaning out the garage, a conversation with his neighbor led Joshua Becker to minimalism, and the rest is history!
After that conversation, the Becker family decluttered 75% of their possessions, and Joshua has gone on to publish five books detailing his thoughts and experiences on minimalism.
His website, Becoming Minimalist, reaches over a million readers each month and followers appreciate Joshua’s practical minimalist living tips and advice — and of course, his HAIR, which has a fanbase all its own.
Approaching age 30, Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus had achieved everything society say should make you happy: six-figure jobs, nice cars, big houses, and all the stuff that comes with keeping up with the Jones’s.
But there was still a gaping void that stuff wasn’t filling up, and they found themselves asking, “Is this it?”
So they walked away from it all, embarking upon a journey to minimalism.
Fast forward to today, and they have helped millions live meaningful lives with less. Theirs is probably one of the most widely discussed minimalist blogs of all time; they also have a podcast, YouTube channel, films, and several books.
Minimalism looks different for everyone because it’s about finding what is essential to you.Joshua Fields Millburn
Be More with Less is a minimalist blog focused on intentional living and getting rid of the clutter in your life.
Courtney Carver says that she spent much of her adult life tired, stressed, and sick. After being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 2006, she decided to simplify her life and live more minimally.
Courtney blogs about living a life of meaning and purpose and created the minimalist fashion challenge Project 333, which challenges you to dress with 33 items for three months.
Dawn shares her practical decluttering and minimalist tips, tricks, and ideas on her blog and YouTube channel of more than 450k followers!
As a wife and busy mom of four, Dawn knows what it’s like to feel stressed out by all the stuff in your life and embarked upon her journey to clear clutter a few years ago and never looked back!
If you want to know more about the benefits of minimalism, appreciate good storytelling, and love practical decluttering tips, you simply MUST follow her now.
No Sidebar is a side project by Becoming Minimalist. It features articles about living minimally and an interactive email course created to help you design a simpler life with less.
Beginners to minimalism can browse their most popular posts, or you can even write for them yourself! There’s something for everyone.
Leo Babauta is a dad, vegan, writer, marathon runner, triathlete, and more, who lives in San Diego with his wife and two teenage kids (they have six kids in total, but several are grown).
He blogs about finding simplicity and mindfulness in the daily chaos of your life and reaches a million readers each year to inspire them to clear the clutter so they can find happiness.
Matt D’avella is a well-known Netflix filmmaker, entrepreneur, and YouTuber with an audience of over 3 million rabid fans who tune in for his innovative videos on minimalism, productivity tips, and habits.
He is famous for collaborating with The Minimalists on two documentaries, his day-in-the-life of a minimalist video with over 17 million views, and his awe-inspiring biceps.
Shannon is a mom of two (and currently expecting a third!) who invites you to join her and her family as they strive to live a simpler life.
Any wife or mother would love Shannon’s lovely home organization tips, minimalism advice, simple living ideas, and fun DIY projects for your sweet home.
One of my personal favorites, Erica Lucas is a minimalish minimalist who accidentally discovered the joy of a living with less after beginning a massive – and I mean MASSIVE – decluttering journey.
Follow her if you are looking for a safe and judgment-free space to join someone who is on a journey to climb out of clutter, one day at a time.
Rachel Jones started on her journey to minimalism in 2008 when she was struggling with depression and felt embarrassed about her messy home.
Although she stresses that minimalism isn’t the answer to everything, she knows it is a fantastic tool to help you focus on what’s important, and now she helps other overwhelmed women turn their homes into a peaceful oasis.
When Melissa’s first child, Aiden, passed away at only 19 days old, his short life and her journey through the grief afterward helped her realize what was most important in her life: her loved ones.
Thus, the seeds of simplifying and minimalism were planted and she got serious about decluttering so they could enjoy a simpler and less cluttered life, along with her busy toddler daughter.
If you are tired of feeling stressed out and overwhelmed by too much stuff and dream of a calmer, more intentional life, Melissa’s got you covered.
Francine Jay wants you to know that being a minimalist is so much more than white walls and empty spaces; it’s about how to eliminate the daily distractions that are keeping you from fully enjoying your life!
She writes about a diverse range of topics, including fashion, travel, philosophy, home decor, and more, and is the published author of The Joy of Less; which is “a book about the joy and lightness that can be found in having less stuff.”
Ang and Sporty are the duo behind Mostly Mindful, a not-so-serious blog about minimalist living, which aims to help you declutter your life, explore minimalism, and even touches on the health benefits of a vegan diet.
Make sure to sign up for their lovely newsletter or check out Ang’s TEDTalk, “The Less You Own, The More You Have.”
Rachel is the author, almost Olympian, and clutter-busting mom behind The Minimalist Mom (not to be confused with Dawn from The Minimal Mom listed above!)
Rachel has written three books on simplifying and de-stressing your life, and if you are a parent, you will appreciate her tips on decluttering with kids.
If you are interested in zero-waste, simplicity, and minimalism with kids, check out Zoë Kim’s blog, Raising Simple.
Zoë is a mom of four and the author of Minimalism for Families; she aims to give you practical strategies to simplify your home and your life.
Allie wants to ask you a simple question: “Are you maintaining your life or actually enjoying it?”
Back in 2012, Allie seemingly had everything; a nice house, a great husband, three kids, the whole package.
But she felt so guilty because all she saw were piles of dirty dishes, endless laundry, and kids’ stuff scattered everywhere – it was to the point that she felt depressed and didn’t want to be a mom anymore!
So she did a massive purge, cleared her schedule, and simplified EVERYTHING, which meant she got to enjoy life instead of just maintain it – and now she helps encourage other wiped-out moms to do the same.
Instead of upsizing as her family grew, Dana and her husband decided to downsize, going from a 1,300 square foot home to a 450 square foot basement apartment they nicknamed “The Shoebox.”
They spent five years and had three babies there, and a love of living big in a small space was born!
Now they are a family of six in a 1,000 sq. ft home, and they help other families embrace minimalism and small space living.
One of the ways that Rachel dealt with her mother’s cancer diagnosis and her mental health trials was to buy more stuff; thus, she just kept impulse buying and accumulating until her mother passed.
But her burden didn’t lessen – it grew! She inherited all her mother’s possessions along with her grief.
But then she had an epiphany: “life is short,” and she decided to live hers differently, rich in meaning instead of stuff. So she started purging her stash and moving towards minimalism to focus on the stuff that mattered most.
Reading My Tea Leaves is a lifestyle blog by Erin Boyle that embraces the idea that “living small” can be not only accessible to all but also be beneficial.
Follow her for practical information on creating a sustainable and simple life, even in a small space.
Jennifer says she has been there, done that, and made all the mistakes —the wrong marriage, the wrong career, the mortgage, the debt, a very big closet, etc.
But then, a few years ago, she woke up and took back control of her own life and, you guessed it – started clearing out the clutter!
Now Jennifer has a passion for helping overloaded women clear their clutter and create space for joy in their own lives.
Anthony Ongaro’s motto is: love your attention, build better habits.
Years ago, Anthony got tired of what he calls “The ‘Twitch” constantly pulling him away from the things he wanted to focus on, and he found it tough to be fully present in his own life.
So he started researching and experimenting with various ways to break his bad habits.
Now he has a website and newsletter that aim to help you do the same!
Colin Wright is an author, podcast host, writer, and public speaker who has traveled the world in various ways since 2009.
He writes thoughtful articles on living with less, traveling the world, and all sorts of diverse topics on his blog, Exile Lifestyle. There’s something for almost everyone, especially if you love to travel.
Rebecca started on her minimalism journey three years ago after leaving her soul-sucking corporate job, filling up a single red carry-on luggage, and heading out to fulfill her lifelong dream of traveling the world.
She shares helpful articles on intentional living, personal growth, and a minimalist lifestyle on her blog.
The Black Minimalist community is a safe space for black minimalists to connect, share ideas, and work towards liberation.
While they note that their blog centers on the experiences of black people, they welcome other minimalists to their space as well. They also have a podcast, ebook, newsletter, and more!
Mr. Money Mustache does not identify as a minimalist, but his extreme frugal lifestyle can probably be considered financial minimalism.
He is one of the pioneers of the FIRE lifestyle (that’s financial independence retire early for you non-Mustachians) and a personal hero of mine.
The man behind the mustache retired at the ripe early age of 30, and if you love frugal living with a healthy dose of witty banter, you will love his articles.
27. Benita Larsson
When I think about Scandanavian minimalism, I think about Benita Larsson.
Her website seems to be currently under renovation, but check out her YouTube channel if you love minimalist home decor and a quiet appreciation for the simple things in life.
She makes slow and intentional living look so, so good!
Bright and cheerful, dear Vera is an absolute pleasure to read and listen to – and her 150k YouTube followers probably agree!
Her blog, Simple Happy Zen, is a place where you can get tips and inspiration for living a simpler, happier, and calmer life because you not only probably could use it, but you also deserve it.
Happy Grey Lucky is a lifestyle blog that touches upon motherhood, home decor, DIY, travel, and more.
Sina, the mom behind the blog, has two adorable kids and a bright and simple minimalist aesthetic that is a joy to behold. A must-see!
Fun fact: her cute family travel picture made it to my 2021 vision board to inspire us to travel more!
A place where a simple minimalist lifestyle and personal finance meet.
Dave and Ashley are in their late 30’s with two small children. On their blog, they share their thoughts on frugal, intentional living, and minimalism.
Final thoughts on the best minimalist blogs
So which of these is the BEST of the minimalist blogs?
Of course, the best minimalist blog is the one that resonates with you – your thoughts, your experiences, your life, and your goals.
I hope that you were able to find your new favorite minimalist blog on this list!
There are plenty of amazing minimalist bloggers to choose from and more each day.
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