Messy Minimalism: Realistic Strategies for the Rest of Us
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About the Author
Rachelle Crawford curates the popular website Abundant Life with Less, where she makes minimalism doable by sharing inspiration and practical strategies for living with less stuff and more purpose. Her writing has been featured on Becoming Minimalist, (In)Courage, Raising Simple, and Becoming Unbusy. As a registered nurse, Crawford previously worked in labor and delivery and now works as a school nurse. Crawford and her husband live with their three children in the suburbs of Lansing, Michigan.
Denaye Barahona is the voice behind Simple Families. Simple Families is a blog, podcast, and community that helps mothers thrive through intentional living. Denaye has a Ph.D. in Child Development and has spent her career coaching families to more harmonious lives with young children.
"Messy Minimalism gives us permission to do minimalism our way--the way that best supports our families. This book shows us the imperfect way, the messy way, and, most importantly, the real way. Rachelle Crawford's gentle approach makes minimalism and living a more joyful life approachable for everyone." --Courtney Carver, author of Project 333 and Soulful Simplicity, and founder of Be More with Less
"Rachelle Crawford will make you breathe a sigh of relief at your normalcy (you know, the mess we all have), and she'll hold your hand toward a doable life of less, honoring your humanness along the way." --Melissa Coleman, author of The Minimalist Kitchen and founder of The Faux Martha
"With grace, authenticity, and humor, Rachelle Crawford shows readers that living clutter-free isn't solely reserved for the perfectly organized. This is a witty and wise must-read for anyone looking to exchange a life distracted by stuff for more joy, presence, and calm." --Joshua Becker, author of The Minimalist Home and other books, and founder of Becoming Minimalist
"By providing an honest, practical approach to decluttering, Rachelle Crawford redefines minimalism as a lifestyle that is attainable and achievable for anyone wishing to pursue it." --Christine Platt, author of The Afrominimalist's Guide to Living with Less
"This book is a gift that will bring you guidance, inspiration, and self-acceptance. Cheers to an imperfect yet simpler life!" --Denaye Barahona, PhD, creator of Simple Families, from foreword
"A fun, fresh perspective on decluttering your home and heart. Everyone can benefit from a clutter-free lifestyle--especially people who have always thought of themselves as messy." --Erica Layne, author of The Minimalist Way
"Messy Minimalism is a delightful read. In it, Rachelle Crawford shares both practical tips and important mindset shifts, showing just how simple, valuable, and doable minimalism can be." --Zoë Kim, author of Minimalism for Families
"Crawford encourages her readers to release perfectionism and rigidity, explore conscious consumerism, experiment with self-imposed boundaries to free up mental and emotional energy, and lean into the beauty of our ordinary, messy everyday life." --Krista O'Reilly-Davi-Digui, founder of A Life in Progress