Courtney Carver on Health, Minimalism and Tiny Wardrobes – SHP010

Slow Home Podcast Episode 10 with Courtney Carver I’m rounding out Unofficial Wardrobe Week (which seems more like Official Wardrobe Week now that I look at it, but never mind) with a new podcast episode featuring Courtney Carver of Be More With Less and Project 333. Courtney was one of the first female voices I discovered in minimalism, and along with Leo Babauta and Joshua Becker was ever-present in those first months of reading and exploring what it meant to live a simple, more purposeful life. As a woman writing in what is often a heavily male-centric field, her words have always been really encouraging to me and I was so excited to sit down and chat with her. Aside from her work as a simplicity writer, Courtney is also a photographer, wife, mother and traveller. She also happens to live with a diagnosis of MS, which is something we talk about in today’s episode. As the founder of minimalist wardrobe challenge Project 333, Courtney has helped thousands of people experience the massive benefits of living with less stuff.  Fewer clothes means less stress, less waste, less clutter, less time standing in front of an overstuffed wardrobe while declaring we have nothing to wear. In essence, it’s just another example of how we stand to benefit from simplifying and slowing right down, even when it feels counter-cultural to do so. And while we talk about things other than clothes, our conversation did inspire me to write about my own minimalist wardrobe earlier in the week and judging by the level of interest in those two posts, there are a lot of you who will really enjoy Courtney’s insight into why she dresses with less. Anyway, I hope you enjoy our conversation as much as I did and, as always, feel free to leave questions or suggestions in the comments below.


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What You’ll Hear About  in Today’s Episode:

  • How a diagnosis of MS changed Courtney’s life completely
  • What life was like before she adopted minimalism
  • How her family have reacted to the massive changes she’s made over the past few years
  • The first steps Courtney took in simplifying
  • How you can start creating a minimalist wardrobe for yourself
  • Plus, the weird place I keep my jeans.

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6 Responses to Courtney Carver on Health, Minimalism and Tiny Wardrobes – SHP010

  1. G-Star recommends putting your jeans in a plastic bag in the freezer for three days to freshen them up. They are a trustworthy jean source!

  2. I love all your posts, but some of these really resonate with me: I have not had much success with the specifics of Project 333. But! I’ve definitely given it a try – for all of the great reasons listed. In fact, my experience was so counter-intuitively productive, I wrote about, also. : ) Enjoy it, if you’d like, on Gypsy Daughter Essays.