Book Review: The Simplicity Primer

At Christmas my dad got me The Simplicity Primer. I had never heard of it and and was pleasantly surprised.
Each page is a “new” idea on how to simplify your life, which makes it super easy to read.
As a mom of 5 it seems like I only get one page read at a time anyway, so to be able to take in an entire thought it in that time is such a bonus!
I love that she talked about the emotional and relational side of simple living, which is a major part of living simply and minimalistically.

(We can get rid of all our material baggage, but we need to address the emotional baggage in order for our life to be simpler!)

After reading  The Simplicity Primer I wanted to get some extra copies to pass around and ended up giving the book back to my parents to read as well!
I wouldn’t say I agree with all 365 ideas, but I thoroughly enjoyed entertaining a new thought and getting inspiration each time I had a couple minutes to read a page.
I definitely recommend getting your own copy.

Enjoy your own 3 minute breaks and then pass it on to a like minded friend!
You can order your own here.

About Rachel Jones

Hi there! I’m Rachel Jones, and I founded Nourishing Minimalism in 2012 at the beginning of my minimalist journey. If you're looking for encouragement in your journey, I created a FREE Facebook Group - feel free to join me there: Nourishing Minimalism Facebook Group and I share videos each week on YouTube


  1. Patrice Lewis on 08/25/2012 at 3:05 pm

    Thank you for the lovely review! It is most appreciated.

    – Patrice Lewis

  2. Heidi Lisa on 08/25/2012 at 4:27 pm

    Hubby gave me a copy for Christmas too…very refreshing and common sense advice

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