I was playing around on the internet, reading lots of different things (as usual), when I came upon Greenopolis.com . The particular article I found on there was called “Can You Live with Just 100 Things?“
Do you have clutter in your home, your office or your life? Chances are you do. At one point or another we’ve all had a moment when we realized the sheer amount of stuff we have in our lives. Well, there is a growing number of people that are doing something about this, and de-cluttering their lives. It’s called the 100 Things movement, and the challenge is to reduce your possessions to 100 things (or less). Sound tough? It sure is.
The article eventually linked back to a Time Magazine article called “How to Live With Just 100 Things.” Apparently, this 100 Things challenge is a movement – and a great one at that if you ask me! Slowly ridding myself of more and more possessions is something I’ve been working on for a while. I never had a specific number of items in mind to keep, and I don’t know if I’ll get down to 100, but maybe I could get down to 100 and am just making excuses as to why I can’t (I have two business. If each book I own counts, that’s a real drag. I have what? Hundreds?), but it’d definitely something to strive for.
The guy who sparked this movement is named Dave Bruno. This movement is a great example of what can happen when you put a great idea in your blog, people see it, and then it spreads like wildfire. On his blog, Dave explains his personal challenge and how the challenge got started and what it’s all about.
I personally plan to take part, and keep track of my challenge. I know this will be tough for me, so I am definitely on the look out for an accountability partner!