Looking for new ideas to promote your goals of decluttering, organization, productivity, and overall simpler living? There are, of course, numerous websites devoted to these topics, some more stellar than others, but the one site online dedicated to sharing “what’s new and popular on the web” is Reddit.
If you’re unfamiliar with Reddit, here’s a short introduction. Essentially it’s a forum for like-minded people to find each other and share links and comments about what is happening currently in the realm of their interests. As such, Reddit is divided into subreddits, each of which is its own forum for a topic with its own stated rules and regulations. Participants are encouraged to stay on topic, not to submit links for spamming purposes, and, if possible, be entertaining.
Reddit users are able to upvote or downvote these links, which makes each subreddit page dynamic: reader-approved content goes to the top of the page, reader disapproved content gets downvoted into oblivion. The end result should be better content more immediately available to the reader. Often the best part about each subreddit is not the links themselves, but the comments from readers which can be insightful, funny, sarcastic, and/or flat-out helpful. For the right audience, Reddit has proven to be entirely addictive.
Below are several subreddits Boot Butler believes would be of interest to our readers, but feel free to browse and explore. There are so many different topics and ideas, you’re bound to find something to enjoy. r/productivity – “A subreddit devoted to tips and tricks for being more productive.”
- This has helped me out dozens of times when traveling.
- How I turned Google Chrome into a badass productivity machine.
- How I solved MY procrastination
- If You’re Busy, You’re Doing Something Wrong: The Surprisingly Relaxed Lives of Elite Achievers
r/organization – “Share creative organizational techniques, products, or ideas of your own or seen online. Suggest habits or life-hacks keep your life tidy and in order. Submit images or descriptions of an area you’d like to get tidied up and receive advice from redditors.”
- A life-changing way of organizing plastic bags
- What tasks/todos do you do every month?
- 10 Simple Habits that Will Help You Stay Organized
- How do I decrease clutter in my bedroom if I live at my parents’ house?
r/declutter – A subreddit about decluttering featuring lots of successful projects, with photos.
- My bedroom after a year of steady decluttering
- Before and after pictures of my recent decluttering efforts.
- Decluttered my desk
- My two kids decided it would be great to pull out every single item of clothing from their combined 10 drawers and pretend they were making cakes
r/SimpleLiving – “Ideas and inspiration for living a simpler, saner life. A place to share tips on living with less stuff, work, speed, and stress, and more freedom, time, self-reliance and joy.”
- Why do I have so much stuff?
- Just a small rule that helped simplify my apartment.
- The last American hermit, after an arrest, asked what he learned from his 30 years alone…
- This is the life I want to live
r/interior design – “Interior design is a multi-faceted profession in which creative and technical solutions are applied within a structure to achieve a built interior environment. These solutions are functional, enhance the quality of life and culture of the occupants and are aesthetically attractive.”
- Our tiny little 1920’s Apartment
- Does Reddit like my new living room?
- I have been diligently redesigning the interior of my home over the last few years. Here are some before/after pictures of the results!
- [UPDATE] Last year, I asked r/InteriorDesign to help with my new apartment renovation. Here are the results!