Now that minimalism is a growing trend, there are a lot of different messages out there about what minimalism actually is. Some people associate minimalism with stark white walls, others with having little to no possessions, and those that think it's about throwing everything away.
One of the questions I get the most is if being minimalist means you have to get rid of all of your belongings. And, for what minimalism means to me, I'm here to tell you no. Sure, that may end up being something you want to do at one point or another - or maybe not. But creating a minimal life or becoming a "minimalist" does not automatically equally throwing everything away.