How did you find out about minimalism?

Through researching my tiny house build, I came across many videos on minimalism and it just made sense to me, less stuff, more freedom.

When did you become a minimalist? 

I started the process of downsizing June of 2014, which correlates to when I officially started seriously researching for my tiny house build.  

How did you start minimizing? Any tips?

I started with my clothing and since I was only 16 at the time I hadn't acquired many other possessions in excess.  I would suggest starting with downsizing your wardrobe by looking through your possessions and asking the following questions:

Is it practical?

Is it useful? 

Does it bring you happiness?