When people think of minimalism, they usually think of de-cluttering. In the mind of the general populace, a minimalist is a person who lives with as few material possessions as possible. The common stereotype of the minimalist is a person living in an apartment with stark white walls, a single chair, a piece of modern art, and five articles of clothing. While this extreme might indeed exist, people will find that the majority of minimalists are simply those who have set boundaries for what they allow in their lives and abide staunchly by those boundaries. If something does not align with their values, minimalists will not allow that thing in their lives.