I thought I would share with you some of the blogs and books I have been reading that have helped me as I declutter my surroundings and work towards the goal of simplifying and minimizing my possessions and time-commitments down to the truly important.
The following are listed in no particular order.
http://bemorewithless.com/ by Courtney Carver is a lovely site. She has written two excellent e-books: Simple Ways to Be More With Less and Living in the Land of Enough
http://www.missminimalist.com/ is the home of Francine Jay, the author of The Joy of Less, A Minimalist Living Guide, a book I highly recommend as well.
http://rowdykittens.com/blog/ Is Tammy Strobel's very interesting blog where I first learned about tiny homes. Her new book, You Can Buy Happiness (and It's Cheap): How One Woman Radically Simplified Her Life and How You Can Too will be out sometime this month, and I can't wait to read it!
Leo Babauta is a name well-known in minimalist and simple living circles. He is considered by many to be the Godfather of this movement. You can find his writings at http://zenhabits.net/ and http://mnmlist.com/ Two of his more popular books are The Power of Less: The Fine Art of Limiting Yourself to the Essential...in Business and in Life and The Effortless Life: A Manual for Contentment, Mindfulness, & Flow
http://livinglagom.com/ by Sandra never ceases to challenge me. I always look forward to her posts.
http://www.theminimalists.com/ is co-written by two good friends, Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus, who call themselves "The Minimalists." They are one of my more recent "finds" and I have been gleaning a good deal from their writings. They also have a collection of their essays put together in book format: Minimalism: Essential Essays
This is by no means a comprehensive list! There are so many excellent authors out there who are embracing the concept of minimizing and simplifying to live a more full and satisfying life. However, what I have listed above should definitely give a seeker plenty of food for thought. Enjoy!