12 YouTube Channels All Minimalists Will Love
Whenever I’m searching for inspiration to downsize or declutter, I usually turn to YouTube. I love watching videos to learn more about how people incorporate minimalism into their lives because you get to visually see someone’s process, as well as get to know their personality more so than you would a blog post.
There are quite a few minimalism videos on YouTube now (because it’s becoming a trend, y’know), but it can be somewhat difficult to find channels that aren’t completely hippie dippie, totally impractical, or downright boring.
To save you the time of trying to find good channels, I’m sharing twelve of my favorite YouTubers who, in some way, incorporate minimalism into their lives, whether it be in their closet, home, routine, or values.
They may not necessarily market themselves as minimalists, but they all have something about them that I think minimalists will love. And if you’re ever wondering where I get inspiration, there’s a good chance it’s from these peeps!
So, if you a) need some inspiration to declutter your life, b) are starting your own journey into minimalism, or c) are just intrigued and want to learn more about what other people are doing, I highly recommend you subscribe to some of these channels!
12 Minimalist YouTube Channels
1 | Light By Coco
Perfect For: People who want to be more organized, apartment dwellers, young couples
Coco is one of the people who inspired me to start my minimalism journey, and she’s probably the most popular minimalist on YouTube. She posts videos about decluttering, capsule wardrobes, and living with less, and her calm manner and level of maturity make you want to listen to her talk for hours. She also has an air of mystery about her that’s super intriguing. I love that she doesn’t try to preach about her ways, but rather shows step-by-step processes that anyone can follow to live a little lighter.
2 | Sadiya Marie
Perfect For: Yogis, young moms, vegetarians
Sadiya has such a contagious smile, and her videos about simplicity, natural living, and happiness are relatable and practical. She’s a mom to an adorable toddler, so she shares tips about how to be a minimalist with kids – something that doesn’t really apply to me, but I’m sure it will helps lots of young parents out there. She also shares videos about yoga, time management, and personal development, and I just love her peaceful nature.
3 | The Daily Connoisseur
Perfect For: Fashionistas, Francophiles, homeowners
Jennifer is the author of three books (I highly recommend Lessons from Madame Chic) based around her experience living with a French family when she was younger and what she learned about the way French women run their homes and curate their closets. She has a 10-piece capsule wardrobe which is just sort of incredible, and I love that she encourages women to always be classy. Jennifer shares tips and advice using a less-is-more philosophy, and she emphasizes choosing quality over quantity.
4 | Lavendaire
Perfect For: Millennials, travelers, dreamers
Aileen has some amazing videos about creating your dream life and appreciating the little moments. She also posts quite a few videos about minimalism and gives great explanations of the different components of the KonMari method. She speaks in such a friendly, calming way and her pink/purple hair just makes her super cool in my eyes. If you’re looking for some motivation and ways to feel more content with your life, you gotta check this girl out.
5 | Exploring Alternatives
Perfect For: Travelers, budgeters, tiny living enthusiasts
Matt and Danielle share their experience with minimalism, living in a van, and traveling on a budget. I love how they share both the benefits and disadvantages of living a nomadic lifestyle, and it’s interesting to see how they store their belongings in such a small place. I’m always intrigued and inspired by people who are seriously paring down their lives in order to do something they love, which in Matt and Danielle’s case is traveling and getting to explore more.
6 | Rachel Aust
Perfect For: Organization fanatics, health & fitness buffs
Rachel has an amazing lifestyle channel where she talks about minimalism, decluttering, health and fitness, and fashion. Her minimalism series includes topics like decluttering, organization, living with a non-minimalist, and ditching social media, and she shares some really great insight and practical advice when it comes to living a more minimalistic lifestyle. Her aesthetic and sense of style is totally goal-worthy, and I find I’m always inspired by her videos!
UPDATE 7/8/2016: By popular request, I added Rachel to this list! Thanks for the recommendation, everyone!
7 | Break The Twitch
Perfect For: Anyone who wants to build a life in alignment with your values
Anthony has one of my favorite YouTube channels of the moment because he brings such a calm and friendly attitude to the world of minimalism. If you’re interested in working to create an intentional life that brings you joy, Anthony has tons of great advice and provides manageable action steps to help make this a reality.
8 | The Donoghs
Perfect For: Families, zero wasters, gardeners
Fun fact: Jenn was my high school dance team coach! She’s the one who first turned me on to The Zero Waste Home, and it’s just so fun to see what she’s up to with her adorable family and the practical route they’re taking towards a zero waste lifestyle. You’ll also see lots of healthy food hauls, gardening tips from Shane, and the cutest cooking tutorials from the kids.
9 | SugarMamma
Perfect For: Budgeters, people with debt
SugarMamma’s channel is all about techniques for managing your money, getting out of debt, and creating an independent future for yourself. I know a lot of minimalists are interested in budgeting and saving money for experiences rather than things, and this channel is super helpful for getting you to that point. She’s done a few videos recently about how minimalism can seriously help your financial situation, and I find myself nodding my head to all of her suggestions.
10 | Inspiroue
Perfect For: Sustainable fashionistas, thrifters
Cynthia shares her journey towards creating a sustainable closet and quitting fast fashion, and she posts videos about what she’s found at thrift stores and how she puts outfits together. What I love about her channel is that she’s always open about the mistakes she’s made with her closet, such as realizing that a capsule wardrobe isn’t for her, and I’m glad to see more people out there promoting sustainable clothing options.
11 | Trash is for Tossers
Perfect For: Eco enthusiasts, DIY-ers, apartment dwellers
Lauren is doing incredible things in the world right now. Her blog and YouTube channel are about living a zero waste life, and she shares ways to make your own beauty products and practical tips for reducing your waste. She even started her own company, The Simply Co, which sells all-natural laundry detergent, and I just think she’s killin’ it at educating others about the impact of waste and how to become more conscious of what you throw away.
12 | My Green Closet
Perfect For: Sustainable fashionistas, thrifters, natural beauty gurus
Erin is a fashion designer who decided to start researching conscious alternatives after she learned about the ethical and environmental issues in the apparel industry. She shares her tips on creating an eco-friendly capsule wardrobe, finding natural beauty products, and becoming a minimalist. Her capsule wardrobe style is probably one of the most unique I’ve seen, and it’s fully of color and beautiful textures.
Who’s your favorite minimalist YouTuber? If you have your own channel, leave a link down below in the comments!
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