Minimalism is described as the active pursuit of less described as a disciplined approach to minimize belongings and actions. Sounds like a good idea doesn't it? Well, there is a caveat to that. Any active pursuit if it is taken with an overwhelming diligence can become maximalistic on its own.
Minimalism should not become a purpose on to itself rather a part of a life approach that eventually leads to it. Otherwise, what in eventuality happens is just creating space for the next shopping spree.
The alternative is to take the emphasis from physical belongings and items, technological gadgets, small decorative objects, and clothes that take away from your life. Do not live less in an attempt to own less but rather live more and make "stuff" emotionally obsolete. Do you need physical objects? Definitely, items have a utility in our everyday life but you only have to own as many as you need. Yes, but most stuff is useful. Probably they are that's why you got them in the first place. But are they necessary? The answer is, NO. I am sure that the pancake maker is very useful and reduces the time to make pancakes enormously. But, really, how often do you make pancakes? Is it worth the price of purchase, the space that it takes in the cupboard, and the hassle of keeping it stored, maintained and organized?
Minimalism is not a race, it is a journey, A journey of self discovery where taking away the excess of things, thoughts, procedures, and ideas lead to a better knowledge of ones self. Minimalism is the projection of existentialism on the physical world.