MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Living the life of a minimalist doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll need to fit all of your belongings in a backpack, cut yourself off from technology, ditch wearing makeup, or live in a hut.

Today’s minimalist movement is wide-ranging, and its followers on all points of the spectrum agree on one thing—a simpler life can bring tremendous freedom.

WCCO’s Laura Oakes talks with local minimalist Amy Blank, who wouldn’t live any other way.