Minimalism is like coffee. You can make it any way you want.
You can make it strong, and remove everything in your life except for
only the essential. You can pare down to a few boxes or remove your bed
or get rid of everything entirely. You can clear your mind of all
thoughts unrelated to your focus.
You can make it weak, and remove only a little bit, just tweaking
your life into different shapes and positive arrangements. You can
consider a few items, move slowly, and try to find some peace in your
mind. Tiny changes for a theoretically huge benefit.
Both of these approaches are valid. Just like there is middle ground,
there is the highest and lowest setting. They are equal and perfectly
acceptable. They all coexist.
At the core, minimalism is about less. How much less is up to you.