I want to share with you some minimalist podcast recommendations that I have really enjoyed.
As a podcast blogger, I listen to at least 6-10 podcast episodes every day. I use these podcasts as motivation in my own life.
While listening to a few of these podcasts, I realized that when an idea goes mainstream, the bigger meaning is often lost on most people.
For example, minimalism and decluttering. Some people like to do one big giant minimizing or decluttering session and then go back to their normal consuming habits.
To me, the lesson to be learned from decluttering and organizing is that, while one massive declutter can be a life saver, maintaining that lifestyle can be
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What I want to know
When a family or person does one big clean out or decluttering session, what I really want to know (and I bet you do, too) is:
Does having an organized house continually create happiness for them? Does the family embrace the idea of living with fewer possessions? Do their kids really appreciate the few toys they have left?
Also on my mind: do they have piles of stuff accumulating in corners again 3 months later?
I wouldn’t dare to judge them if they did. Because maintaining an organized, minimalist lifestyle requires practice. It’s a mindset that most aren’t born with; it has to be learned.
To maintain this mindset, you need reminders about how living with fewer material things – and taking care of the ones you have – can lead to a less stressful, more fulfilling life.
That’s where podcasts come in. When I need reminders, affirmations, motivation, and life lessons, I turn to podcasts.
Listening to podcasts with tips, tricks, and advice on a topic can help you stay the course and reach your minimalist goals.
Check out these nine minimalist podcasts – plus several specific episodes- that support your clutter-free lifestyle.
Minimalist Podcasts to Keep You on the Path to a Decluttered Home
1. Organize Your Life Podcast with Clutter Coach
Episodes of this podcast, with Coach Claire, are very short (each is under 10 minutes), but they pack a punch.
The host is a professional organizer and clutter coach, and she focuses on one minimalist challenge at a time, with straight-forward talk and tips.
She explains why we struggle to part with items we own, and continue to accumulate more. Her explanations for how we develop feelings about our “things” are really insightful.
I appreciate how quick and to the point this podcast is, while still providing actionable tips that are easy to implement.
Try these two minimalist podcast episodes from Organize Your Life Podcast with Clutter Coach Claire:
Episode 100: Completion (this one is
2. The Minimalists Podcast
The Minimalists are extremely popular in the minimalism world, and their podcast is no exception.
Joshua Fields Milburn, from The Minimalists, started out just like you and I, drowning in stuff and neck-deep in consumerism.
Through his friend Ryan Nicodemus, Joshua learned about minimalism and the benefits it can provide.
I highly recommend all of their podcast episodes, but most especially these:
Episode 80: Family (The Minimalists answer the question of how they handle family members who resist minimalism!)
Related Post: How to Declutter When Your Family Hates It
3. Wannabe Minimalist Show
Link: Minimalism Podcast – Minimalist Tips for Busy Families with Kids — Little Green Bow the Wannabe Minimalist
The Wannabe Minimalist Show is hosted by Deanna Yates from the little green bow blog.
Deanna talks about functioning as a minimalist while having a family.
She gives tons of practical advice on handling toys for kids, decluttering with kids, handling the stress of family life while maintaining a minimalist home, and so much more.
Here are a couple of my favorite episodes from Wannabe Minimalist Show:
Episode 28: How Decluttering Helped This Mom Quit her Job (Fun fact: the guest is yours truly, Happy Simple Mom!)
Related Post: The Benefits of Being a Minimalist Family
4. Functioning Minimalist
Here’s another minimalist podcast with super short episodes (in keeping with the minimalist mindset!)
The Functioning Minimalist, aka Sara, is young and spunky. But don’t let her Millennial-ness fool you. Her insights and advice are classic; she just presents them in a modern, real-world way.
This minimalist podcast covers a range of topics, from general minimalism to sustainability, to mindfulness and contentment. If you struggle to justify your choices as a practicing minimalist, Sara will help you identify your pain points, and remind you to give yourself a break.
Try these minimalist podcast episodes from Functioning Minimalist:
Related Post: Get Rid of Toys (With the Help of Your Kids)
5. Minimalist Mom Podcast
Diane Boden, the minimalist mom podcast host, talks weekly about the challenges we face as minimalists with a family.
She encourages us to be more mindful of what we have in our homes, minds, and lives while factoring in the family perspective.
The advice that Diane gives is down-to-earth and hits on a lot of the issues that we face when we choose minimalism (especially with a family).
Try out these episodes from Minimalist Mom Podcast:
Related Post: 8 Incredible Benefits of Minimalism for Moms
6. DeCluttr Me
Let me be up-front about this: this minimalist podcast has a whole episode on what the host doesn’t like about the concept of minimalism.
Personally, I subscribe to Happy Simple Mom’s definition of minimalism, which focuses on simplifying life and focusing on things and experiences that bring joy.
The host of DeCluttr Me also subscribes to this version of minimalism, so she’s got a bone to pick with the extreme minimalists. But that’s just the focus of one episode.
Each of the other podcast episodes is short, and full of actionable tips and tricks for avoiding clutter on a daily basis.
One of the things that sets this podcast apart from others is the many episodes about decluttering digital things (see episodes #85, #98, #113, and so on). Like apps on your devices, files on your computer’s desktop, eBooks, and more.
These episodes are probably my favorite of the many fantastic episodes to choose from:
Related Post: Declutter to Drastically Reduce Anxiety and Stress
7. The Cozy Minimalist Podcast
The Cozy Minimalist Podcast is hosted by Angie Kikstra, who believes in our homes being a source of joy instead of a chaotic stressor.
I have always enjoyed having a cozy home! Angie can help us achieve that while still sticking with our minimalist ways.
I have so many favorite episodes, but one that I think really helps with decluttering is this one:
Related Post: Minimalism For Normal People
8. Simple Life Together
Husband and wife team Dan and Vanessa fully embrace the idea that simplifying your life is a mindset.
Their entertaining and useful minimalist podcast episodes are full of anecdotes and first-hand experiences. Then they translate these stories into the lessons they’ve learned and turn them into tips for simplifying your life.
The episodes average 35 minutes in length, but I recommend that you find a little extra time to listen. Dan and Vanessa’s conversations about how they tackle the challenges of modern-day life will resonate with you.
Check out these minimalist podcast episodes from Simple Life Together:
Related Post: 32 Simple Living Quotes to Inspire Happiness
9. The Slow Home Podcast
Link: Podcast – Slow Your Home
The Slow Home Podcast is hosted by Brooke McAlary, an Australian native who believes that we all need to slow our role; I couldn’t agree more!
I don’t know about you, but I’m tired of living such a fast-paced life.
We can slow down with Brooke and The Slow Home Podcast.
Try this, one of my favorite episodes:
Episode 135: The Simple Art of Meditation (She even gives you 5 different ways to meditate!)
Bonus Minimalist Podcast Recommendation
Still can’t get enough minimalist podcasts? Check out this classic episode of the By The Book podcast, in which the hosts live by the steps of Marie Kondo for two weeks straight. (Spoiler: their partners are less than thrilled about this!) Plus, there’s a follow-up episode!
Nicole writes the blog PodcastManiac.com. Nicole has been addicted to podcasts since 2013, and she started her blog to share her love of podcasts and podcast recommendations with others. She can often be seen walking around with an iPhone in her pocket and a headphone in one ear. Her favorite shows are Death, Sex & Money and The West Wing Weekly.
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