It’s easy to idealize the minimalist lifestyle; it’s not so easy to try and commit to it. To get rid of old belongings, to get off our phones, to take time for lunch or dinner, to simplify our wardrobes. We all know minimalism can have huge benefits—in fact, most studies done on minimalism find a link between voluntary simplicity and well-being.

So now it’s time to get inspired, and to read up. The following blogs about minimalism will help you clear your head and give you easy, actionable tips and tricks for living more simply. Some help you start the decluttering process, some help you build capsule wardrobes, some teach you super simple recipes, and some help you live a life that feels more in line with who you are, and all are super calming to peruse. It’s not about having more stuff, it’s about prioritizing the right stuff. Read on to learn more.

1. Reading My Tea Leaves

Best For | Tiny living inspiration

On her blog Reading My Tea Leaves, Erin Boyle shares a peek into her minimalist life in a tiny 173-square-foot apartment. Her blog is beautiful and fun to read, with cute columns like My Week in Objects (Mostly), and inspirational personal anecdotes. She also covers tips on topics like kitchen composting, sewing, and small apartment living. Boyle shares a newsletter on Substack called Tea Notes and has written a book called Simple Matters, a great read for the beginner minimalist.

2. Be More With Less

Best For | Beginner minimalist content & managing chronic illness

Courtney Carver teaches readers all about minimalism, encouraging them to Be More With Less. She shares simple guides like 25 Ways to Simplify Your Life in 10 Minutes or Less, 7 Tiny Steps for the Beginner Minimalist, and How to Build a Capsule Wardrobe. She’s all about helping readers learn how to live with less so they can gain more of what’s important: “more space and less stuff,” “more health and less stress,” and “more savings and less debt.” She recently wrote a book called Soulful Simplicity: How Living with Less Can Lead to so More More.

3. The Minimalists

Best For | Minimalism books, a podcast, and a Netflix special

The Minimalists are Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus, and they’re more than just a blog — they’re New York Times bestselling authors, they host a minimalism podcast along with T.K. Coleman, and they starred in an Emmy-nominated Netflix special in 2021 called The Minimalists: Less is Now. They believe that minimalism is a tool for helping us free ourselves from a consumerist culture — allowing us to make decisions more consciously and deliberately.

4. Style Bee

Best For | Minimalist capsule wardrobes

A graduate of the Ontario College of Art & Design, Lee (the Bee) Vosburgh started her blog Style Bee in 2013 as a creative outlet. Today, it has thousands of readers who flock there for Vosburgh’s minimalist outfit inspiration. She’s all about curating pared down, intentional capsule wardrobes of ethically made clothing, and you’ll find outfit inspiration for any vibe: her swimwear capsule and 6 outfit ideas for summer occasions are some seasonal favorites. Every Friday she sends out a newsletter with her recent blog posts, outfit inspo, and some of her top recommendations like recipes, podcasts, books, or articles.

5. Practising Simplicity

Best For | Full time tiny living with a family

Jodi Wilson’s blog, Practising Simplicity, shows beautiful snapshots into her life with her family on the east coast of Australia. She’s a writer, photographer, and yoga teacher, and her blog shares her insights on what simple living means for her, focusing on travel, motherhood, and sustainable home and fashion tips. She’s authored two books: Practising Simplicity and The Complete Australian Guide to Pregnancy and Birth, and she has a substack called more than an afterthought.

6. Minimalist Baker

Best For | Minimalist cooking

The Minimalist Baker is a hugely popular food blog, and for good reason. All of their many easy-to-follow recipes fall into one of three categories: they require ten ingredients or less, they use a single bowl, or they take thirty minutes or less to prepare. And for those with dietary restrictions, the blog makes it easy to identify recipes that are gluten free, vegan, vegetarian, dairy free, or naturally sweetened. We recommend checking out their recipes for chickpea shawarma or simple summer dinner ideas.

7. Zen Habits

Best For | Training programs

San Francisco-based vegan runner, writer, and dad of six kids Leo Babauta is the creator of Zen Habits, named one of Time’s Best 25 Blogs. His blog posts touch on topics like cleaning as selfcare, 6 powerful mindset shifts, and mastering the art of letting go. Babauta helps readers put minimalism into action with his training programs 3 Pillars of Fearless Living and Fearless Living Academy.

8. Simply + Fiercely

Best For | Inspiring podcast episodes

On her blog Simply + Fiercely, Jennifer Burger shares her top tips for living an intentional, minimalist life along with touching personal anecdotes — she was living the life she thought she should be living, with a career, a mortgage, and a big closet, but gave it all up when she realized it wasn’t right for her. Now, she lives a life of travel, freelancing, and minimalism with her husband and daughter in Queensland, Australia. Her blog covers topics like how to declutter and how to save money and time in the kitchen.

9. Becoming Minimalist

Best For | Minimalism for the whole family

Joshua Becker shares the honest and down-to-earth approach he and his family take toward minimalism in Becoming Minimalist. With over a million monthly readers, the blog “does not boldly require anyone to become minimalist overnight,” but rather introduces minimalism in easy-to-digest ways, with articles like 15 Clutter Busting Routines for Any Family and A Practical Guide to Owning Fewer Clothes. Becker’s blog has been featured in outlets like the New York Times and the Washington Post, and he’s the author of books like The Minimalist Home and The More of Less.

10. Mindful

Best For | Learning more about mindfulness

The website and magazine Mindful is a great resource for anyone looking to live more mindfully, one of the main pillars of minimalism. They cover tips on how to meditate, along with other mental health and wellness content like how to be your own best friend and 7 mindful movement practices for daily life. They share digestible, actionable articles to help you live more meaningfully, and the site can help you find mindfulness teachers and audio meditations, too.

Natalie Gale is a Boston-based freelance journalist. When she’s not writing about art, food, or sustainability, you can find her biking to the farmers’ market, baking, sewing, or planning her next Halloween costume. Say hi on Instagram!