Things to consider in the first week of my minimalism journey

With inspiration from The Minimalists¬†and their book, I’m starting to shed the excess from my life. The idea is that once the excess is gone, I can concentrate on what actually matters: my professional ambitions, my family, my friends, my hobbies. My writing.
I’ve already started to list a few material items on eBay and intend to either sell or donate about a third of my book collection.