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Rational Minimalism | Frugal & Simple

Rational Minimalism

Simple. Organized. Minimal.

These words all describe the life my family wants to live. We live a fairly simple life but lately have felt the need to simplify even more and let go of a lot of things.

Recently, my husband and I read through Simplify by Joshua Becker from Becoming Minimalist and we agreed that we have a desire to live minimally.

Now, we don’t plan to only have five outfits, one pair of shoes and one cup and plate for each member of our family but we are embracing what Joshua terms “rational minimalism,” where you find the style of minimalism that works for you.

For us, rational minimalism is getting rid of the things we don’t use and enjoy as well as not bringing unnecessary items into our home that serve no purpose.

In Simplify there are 10 benefits of a minimal lifestyle listed including:

  • Spend less
  • Less stress
  • Easier to clean {home}
  • Freedom
  • Good for the environment

We want this lifestyle for our family.

We’ve begun taking steps towards a rational minimalist life. Paring down our wardrobes, our sons toys and unused electronics are areas we’re beginning with on this journey.

I’ll be updating our progress as we go through our home and evaluate our belongings on this journey towards rational minimalism.

What are your thoughts on minimalism?

Do the words simple, organized and minimal describe a life you want to live?