By Alex Davis
I have always fancied myself a minimalist, so I was thrilled about the buzz over The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up and other iterations of the minimalist movement. Finally, my love of tidiness was not only acceptable, but was societally sanctioned. Following these methods allowed me to positively transform my home, my workspace, my email inbox, and even my daily schedule. But as with any good thing, this method can be abused. A good taken to an extreme is not good at all. And the obvious logical extreme of the minimalist movement is to strip excess away until there is nothing left.