As a small tribute to my daughter embarking on one of her final semesters at Stony Brook University, I recently sent her a link to a post on the Becoming Minimalist website. That post is intended for parents, but in case I missed a few teaching lessons over the years, I thought this might make up for what I didn’t provide Laura as she grew into womanhood. Yes, Becoming Minimalist also has hundreds of thousands of Facebook and Twitter followers, but the website makes it easy to check out the top 10 well-considered posts.
Parents, do yourself a favor and click on the second-most popular post, “35 Gifts Your Children Will Never Forget.” None of those presents will cost you a dime, but they will buy you and your children a lifetime of treasured moments.
Indeed, most of the other winning posts focus on more tangible, everyday goals, topped by “The 10 Most Important Things to Simplify in Your Life.” No. 3 on the hit parade is “15 Clutter Busting Routines for Any Family.”
Don’t miss out on the spiritual No. 6 offering, “A Helpful Guide to Becoming Unbusy,” which begins with this intriguing quote from Lin Yutang: “Those who are wise won’t be busy, and those who are too busy can’t be wise.”
DESCRIPTION Learn how to unclutter your life tangibly — and spiritually.
TARGET AUDIENCE People who want to change their busy and/or cluttered lifestyle
BOTTOM LINE Fit a few posts into your schedule and see how much time it frees up.