Start getting rid of everything that you do not use. That is the secret. If it is not used, it is not needed. When you get that done, discipline yourself and go over everything again, and get rid of what you do not need. We have too many possessions in our homes and that is contrary to the minimalist lifestyle. If you have too many knickknacks in a room, it looks crowded. Take the extra out and then take out one more thing.