Don’t be hesitant; it’s not a barren, bereft existence of monastic living (necessarily). It’s basically a more thoughtful approach to what you purchase or possess. Why are you consuming? – because you need the item you are paying for at the cash till or because you have been influenced by the mass marketing and you only think you need said item?
Engage your self-analysis energy for a moment. What was the last thing you bought - whether it be food, clothing, any object…Why did you buy it – really? Because you needed the ingredient for a dish you wanted to prepare? Because you destroyed your favourite jeans or athletic shoes and needed a replacement? Because it was so cute? Because you might need the object at some point in your future existence? Because the advertisement was so fresh, energizing and positive?
Whatever your reason, it is not for others to judge – the point is to be aware of your own motivations for purchasing. Are you ok with your own motivations? Maybe after mulling around the true impetus behind your willingness to acquire, you will want to adjust it somewhat.
Now from the point of view of what you already own and have in your space. Look around from where you are reading this. Why are you surrounded by these objects? Sentiment, need, desire, collections, gifts. All valid reasons but upon re-examination, would you re-buy these things again if you were given the option? Is the maintenance involved (dusting, cleaning, moisturizing, insuring, repairing) worth the pleasure you derive from your menagerie?
That is the question, you have the answer. Be honest and heed your honesty. Make sure you have, buy, accept - things, people and experiences in your life with thought, intent, clarity and honesty. Enjoy your version of minimalism.