A couple of months ago, Dave Bruno kicked off a personal challenge of reducing his personal belongings to 100 items. The project is called 100 Thing Challenge and it raises a lot of interesting questions like “what counts as personal stuff?”, “what about collections of stuff?” or more relevant to people like me, “are books counted individually or as one item?”
I know I own more than 100 books (probably more than 200, I haven’t counted in a while) , so that category of things is the first one I’ll take out of the equation.
As I’ve slowly started decluttering myself, I find this challenge interesting, although I don’t know if I’ll be able to reduce my belongings down to 100! But it’s something to think about.
I have set aside my first batch of stuff that I’m planning to sell off – mostly oil burners, lanterns and things like that. I’m trying to talk a few people in to clearing out their unneeded stuff so we can put up a garage sale. Anyone interested?