30 Articles that Will Help You Simplify Your Life

How To Simplify Your Life 

The concept of ‘the simple life’ means different things to different people.  In my mind, simple living equates to capitalizing on the fundamentals that truly make you happy and purging the needless remainders.  It’s the notion of creating tranquility in your life by eliminating various roadblocks of clutter so you can concentrate your time and attention on the people and effects that matter most.

Alas, the actual process of ‘simplifying’ is not easy.  It’s an ongoing voyage of self-control, a voyage where only your most valued possessions are brought along.  If you’re interested in simplifying your life, each of these 30 articles is an absolute must-read.  They’re short, yet packed to the brim with priceless advice.  Enjoy!

The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary
so that the necessary may speak.
-Hans Hofmann

  1. Stuff-onomics: Hidden Side of What You Own
  2. Going Barefoot
  3. Living Simplified: 10 Things You Can Do Today to Simplify Your Life
  4. Bruce Lee’s Top 7 Fundamentals for Getting Your Life in Shape
  5. Quitting Things and Flakiness: The #1 Productivity Anti-Hack
  6. How to Live With Just 100 Things
  7. A Simple Life Is A Good Life
  8. How To Simplify Your Life
  9. Live Frugal, but Stop to Smell the Roses
  10. How to live simply in a 39 foot RV
  11. Complexity is Highly Overrated
  12. Simplicity: The Ultimate Sophistication
  13. The Tao of Roo: Lessons in Simplicity from My Dog
  14. People vs. Things
  15. 13 Reasons to Switch Back to Paper
  16. How To Live A Life Less Ordinary
  17. Do Your Kids A Favor By Saying No
  18. 10 Simple Ways to Beat Impulse Buying
  19. 50 Ways to Celebrate Life Every Day
  20. “Simplify, Simplify!” — In the Footsteps of Thoreau
  21. Simplicity …what we can learn about usability.
  22. Voluntary Simplicity Movement Re-Emerges
  23. 11 Fun & Frugal Summertime Activities
  24. The Four Laws of Simplicity, and How to Apply Them to Life
  25. The Truth About Money and Happiness
  26. Does Your Wallet Have A Leak?
  27. 50 Very Simple Ways to Be Romantic
  28. Time Management, Simplified: How to Be Productive With No Worries
  29. Why Less Is More And How To Unlock the Web
  30. A Simple Living Guide to Buying “Stuff”  😉

Photo by: El Fotopakismo


  1. says

    Awesome collection simple living posts – and thanks for including me. I am trying to simplify my life in several ways, from finances to work to home organization.

  2. Kat says

    Thank you, thank you, thank you! For the last few years, I spent quite a bit of time, sporadically, searching for one site, one book or one TV show to provide me with a reasonable and realistic amount of information on how to simplify my life. Prior to finding your list, my Web searches proved time-consuming, complicated and anything but simple. This link will be #1 in my Favorites. Thanks again.


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