I have heard this book is amazing: https://toptalkedbooks.com/amzn/1607747308 It would be a good starting place, then I would say divide things up so no one is doing a chore they hate. For example I hate cleaning toilets, but my SO doesn’t mind it. So I do the sink, mirror, and floor and he does the toilet and shower.
This book is great for learning how to downsize and declutter.
Minimalist philosophy is vague, so here are some books that cover a few areas. No one agrees on what the philosophy means so some will take issue with each of these I'm sure.
Contemporary Minimalism: Goodbye, Things
Getting Rid of Stuff: The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up
Traditional (somewhat related): Walden
Design (again, not perfect match, but similar): Wabi-Sabi
Do it yourself guide: Clear one area (desk, countertop, bed side table) then enjoy the emptiness. That'll give you enough of a taste to explore more.
This is really good advice-- helps a LOT to spend the time in advance to find furniture that fits exactly.
If you have the time, read this:
Will really to reduce the trauma of throwing stuff out
Do you need a good passive aggressive Christmas present for her? It basically details why you shouldn't hold on to your parents stuff.
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo
This book was a god send. Never seen so many trash bags out the door before.
- The Millionaire Next Door [https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1589795474]
- On Writing Well [https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0090RVGW0]
- The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up [https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1607747308]
- Why Men Love Bitches [https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1580627560]
- The Low Down on Going Down [https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00CMX939C]
- Blow Him Away [https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004WSV866]
I'm sure this has been recommended but I encourage you to read Life Changing Magic of Tidying by Marie Kondo .
It's quite verbose (ironically) but it is translated from Japanese. Nonetheless, it gives you a different perspective on how to clean by telling you to approach cleaning up by getting rid of things that do not bring you "joy."
This book because the author talks about decluttering and getting rid of things you don't need especially if you have a lot of things around the house. I'm a hoarder so I would like to have tips of what I need and don't need.