I am not a hard core minimalist. These pictures show a more accurate view of what I like. It really isn't about counting how many things you own, or sleeping on a mattress on the floor with no furniture in the room. To me, minimalism is finding a balance. I don't like a lot of clutter, but I also don't want to live in an empty home. I do like having things clean and having a few decorations to add personality to the room. I don't like having a lot of things around to dust. I like to be able to clean in a minimal amount of time leaving more time to do other things. Everyone has to find the right balance for themselves. What is right for one, may not be right for another. We are all in different stages of our lives and that balance changes as we change.
Take a few minutes today and clean up a pile of stuff. Once you start, you may want to keep going!