Review: The Minimalist Home by Joshua Becker

Quick Info
The Minimalist Home

  • Series: Standalone
  • Genre: Non-Fiction
  • Trigger Warnings: ableistic, maybe more
  • Rating: dnf

The Minimalist Home

A popular minimalist blogger and author of The More of Less shows you how to methodically turn your home into a place of peace, contentment, and purposeful living.

One of today’s most influential minimalist advocates takes us on a decluttering tour of our own houses and apartments, showing us how to decide what to get rid of and what to keep. He both offers practical guidelines for simplifying our lifestyle at home and addresses underlying issues that contribute to over-accumulation in the first place. The purpose is not just to create a more inviting living space. It’s also to turn our life’s HQ–our home–into a launching pad for a more fulfilling and productive life in the world.

The Queer’s Review

Most stuff you can read about minimalism is really… extreme.

It’s either extreme in the sense of “get rid of everything and breathe at least 50% less than you did before!” (okay, slightly exaggerating) or it’s supposed to show really extreme and therefore unbelievable results.

I don’t know if this book ends up showing both extremes because I had to dnf it when the author featured a response he got from a woman. Because said woman had to deal with postnatal depression but during that depression and with (at least) one baby she went minimalistic and guess what? She was cured!

If one could cure depression with decluttering stuff… why are we paying so much for therapists and medication? Why do some people have to live with depression their whole life?

So now I know that some people are like “that totally cured me! DO yoga at sunrise and you’re healed!” but should that be written in a book? It’s not like one is forced to write every little testimonial one gets. But the chosen quotes you do use for your book show what you think. And therefore I stopped reading because I have better things to read than that.

Bookish Thoughts

I know it can help if you’ve got the energy for it to have a clean environment. But how about writing it that way?


I received a free copy through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you.

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