"Love people and use things, because the opposite never works." – The Minimalists
Maybe minimalism brings to mind blank white walls, empty rooms, and stark design. Maybe it means someone traveling the world and living out of a backpack. It can mean all of these things or none of them at the same time. What minimalism means at its core is to make intentional choices about anything and everything: about what we own, how we spend our time, and whom we choose to surround ourselves with. What do we bring into our homes? What are we spending money on, and what are we supporting? By making intentional choices about what we choose to use, you are finding what works best for your situation and lifestyle. There is no one size fits all. What works for one person will not be the best choice for someone else. If something truly adds value, then great - there is a place for it. If not, reevaluate what has a place and why. It doesn't mean getting rid of everything you own, it means getting rid of the things (mental or physical) that you no longer use. This mindset can be especially helpful with priorities. Like the tree in the above picture, what is most important will always find its way to the top.
Take some time and clear out some clutter. By getting rid of the unimportant, you're making more room for what's really important - whatever that is to you.