As part of both Jim and my goals for 2013, we really want to purge our entire apartment top to bottom. Living in NYC, you don't have a whole lot of room for stuff, and all in all we're not as bad as most people. But considering we're both kinda OCD, our stuff is at this point negatively impacting our psyche and we're never relaxed around the apartment. So we're making it a point, little by little over the course of the next several weeks to get rid of our crap. I know that's a strong word, but that's what it is. We both kind of came to the sudden realization we're minimalists. If we don't absolutely need it, or absolutely love it, it's going. We want our home to be a place where we are surrounded only by things we really, really love and enjoy. That goes for our furniture, books, art, keepsakes, etc. Considering our apartment is only around 650 square feet, it shouldn't take us too long to do what we're setting out to do. We're trying to tackle max one to two rooms at a time, so our focus to start is our kitchen and office. Both at the start of the year were horribly cluttered. As we've been moving through the process, here's a few things we've learned along the way.