Francine Jay pioneered the simple living movement with her self-published bestseller, The Joy of Less. In this fully redesigned and repackaged edition—featuring never-before-seen content—Jay brings her philosophy to more readers who are eager to declutter. Rather than the "crash diet" approach found in other tidying up books, Jay shares simple steps to cultivate a minimalist mindset and form new habits, paving the way to lasting success.
Her easy-to-follow STREAMLINE method works in any space—from a single drawer to a closet, room, or entire house. What's more, it can be called upon during clutter-inducing life events such as moving, getting married, having kids, or downsizing. With an airy two-color interior design and lovely hardcover package, The Joy of Less is a refreshing and relatable approach to decluttering that belongs in every home.
About the Author
Francine Jay pioneered the simple living movement with her online community, MissMinimalist.com. She has helped hundreds of thousands of people declutter their homes and simplify their lives with her easy and effective STREAMLINE method. Her advice has been featured in CNN, BBC, NBC TODAY, The Chicago Tribune, The Guardian, The Financial Times, Forbes, Dr. Oz's The Good Life, Apartment Therapy, and other publications.
She has been a guest contributor for powerhouse blogs such as ZenHabits and BootsnAll and a regular contributor to The Huffington Post. The 2010 self-published edition of The Joy of Less was named one of Amazon.com's "Best Books of 2010." She lives in Portland, OR.
"An inspiring read for anyone wanting to downsize, finally park the car in the garage, or just clear out a few closets." - Rachel Jonat, TheMinimalistMom.com
"Stuff and stress go hand in hand, and The Joy of Less demonstrates how letting go will make room for a happier life." - Courtney Carver, founder of bemorewithless.com
"I loved the many words of wisdom in this book. The Joy of Less puts power back into the hands of all who feel like objects have overtaken their home or life." - Holly Becker, author and founder of decor8blog.com
"An invaluable tool for the veteran and budding minimalist alike." - David Friedlander, contributor, LifeEdited.com