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The 100 Thing Challenge

The 100 Thing Challenge - A grass-roots movement in which otherwise seemingly normal folks are pledging to whittle down their possessions to a mere 100 items.

"Stuff starts to overwhelm you," says Dave Bruno, 37, an online entrepreneur who looked around his San Diego home one day last summer and realized how much his family's belongings were weighing him down. Thus began what he calls the 100 Thing Challenge. (Apparently, Bruno is so averse to excess he can't refer to 100 things in the plural.) In a country where clutter has given rise not only to professional organizers but also to professional organizers with their own reality series (TLC's Clean Sweep), Bruno's online musings about his slow and steady purge have developed something of a cult following online, inspiring others to launch their own countdown to clutter-free living.

Bruno keeps a running tally on his blog, www.guynameddave.com, of what he has decided to hold on to and what he is preparing to sell or donate.

Source: Time Magazine


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Jun. 15th, 2008 08:51 pm (UTC)
I love the idea, but I couldn't be without my books! Thanks for the link to the blog, I might look for a books-don't-count loophole :)
Jun. 16th, 2008 05:24 pm (UTC)
Wow. That's...a little too low for me. :D I do have to say, though, I've gotten kind of addicted to getting rid of extra stuff. I used to think I couldn't live in a 1500-square-foot house forever (if it sounds big, keep in mind I live in SoCal) because I'd run out of room for my stuff. Now, most stuff is crap anyway, and living in a little space is a healthy discipline.
Jun. 27th, 2008 04:01 am (UTC)
Oh, excellent. This is more inspiration.

I'm addicted to getting rid of stuff too. :(
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