Many years ago, when I first heard the term “minimalism,” I pictured a loft style space with high ceilings, tall bare windows, stark white walls and sparse white leather furniture. Surely, no one with children could lead a minimalist lifestyle. Families and minimalism were mutually exclusive in my mind. I firmly believed that you couldn’t be a Costco shopper and a minimalist at the same time. I was wrong.
Minimalism isn’t a harsh decorating style or a strict lifestyle regime. It’s a big picture value system about the volume of stuff we “need” in our lives. Minimalists have “stuff,”