I’m not a minimalist, but I like the idea. I am a collector. If I don’t “collect” it, then I have minimal amounts of it. I am not the opposite either — I’m not a hoarder (though I am recovered). Letting go of things is easy for me, but I love entertainment (movies, music, and especially books).
I enjoy reading about minimalism and watching shows on the topic. I get tips. I’m reminded that living life is more important than filling our homes with stuff.
Minimalism Room By Room is a wonderful, comprehensive guide, to help with home decluttering. The book briefly explains the minimalist lifestyle but doesn’t waste a bunch of time on descriptions — instead, it delves into a room by room breakdown of what to go through. The goal is to keep the stuff you need and ensure everything has a place. The spaces things are kept are assigned “jobs.” Like the pantry is for food, the hall closet is for sports goods and coats, etc.
What I like even more than the room-by-room step-by-step layout of this book is that there are tracking sheets in the back of the book. You can keep track of how many boxes or bags of stuff you donate, for items you sell, and even a guide on making a capsule wardrobe.
This book was free from the publisher. It’s cool.