Tip 1: Just the Essentials
I think people see minimalism and panic. You don't have to get rid of everything you own! As you look over your rooms, strip them down to the essentials. Often we keep furniture pieces because they came in a set, or you really loved them once upon a time (of thought you did!). Really examine items you own and determine if they have a purpose. Minimalism isn't get rid of needed items - it's needing the items you keep. PRO TIP: We all have items we have to have, but simply aren't decorative (looking at you, tv remote). Give them a home using trays, boxes, or drawers to cut the clutter.