40: A Tip for Decluttering and Refocusing Every Room in Your House With Joshua Becker
Did you know we have some 50,000 storage facilities in the U.S.? That’s more than the number of Starbucks and McDonald’s locations combined. One estimate cites the number of items inside the average American home at 300,000. But what purpose does all of this “stuff” serve? Joshua Becker believes that a large amount of our stuff serves absolutely no purpose—and in fact, detracts from our well being instead of adding to it. A former pastor and the founder and editor of Becoming Minimalist—with two books on the subject and an online course that 35,000 people have taken to date—he empowers readers to adopt a form of minimalism that works for them—in effect, optimizing our values. Because minimalism, he says, isn’t about living in a white room with zero belongings, but about intentionally promoting what we most value by removing anything that distracts from it. And in return, we can find more time, more money and less stress. Joshua is on the Do Gooders Podcast to talk about this purposed-focused journey, which he says comes down to a simple question: What do I want my life to be about? It’s not: What do I need to get rid of? But what can I add to my life? And he shares plenty of practical advice along the way. Find show notes for this episode and more at caringmagazine.org/podcast.