Minimalist lifestyles have been in vogue for the past couple of decades, and it’s not hard to see why. Based on principles of truth, order, simplicity and harmony, minimalism encourages you to dispose of anything that no longer serves a purpose in your life. This can be as trivial as throwing out an old T-Shirt that no longer fits, or something more important, like cutting ties with a friend. Whatever area of your life has become useless, minimalism asks you to stop clinging on and, put simply, just get rid. But how do you go about becoming a minimalist? Where do you start? Before we get into it, let’s first take a look at the many benefits minimalism has to offer.