Friday, June 13, 2008

Whittle down

The 100 Thing ChallengeMy minimalist thoughts are not just mine. Other people are starting to feel like they're surrounded by too much stuff. The June 16th issue of Time has a great article called "The 100 Thing Challenge". It's based around the thoughts of a guy named Dave Bruno, who decided to whittle down his possessions to just 100. I don't know that I could do that, but it's great to at least head in that direction - as much as you can handle doing so.

And here's a smug footnote: I blogged about this 4 days before Jason Kottke did. (Don't you hate my pride?!)


Mike said...

Great idea. Think of all the stuff we would get rid of.

TheElementary said...

I've been working on this for a year now and I have to say our lives have never been better. I actually get joy from saying goodbye to items :) The heavier and bigger, the better. Most recently it was a big old dresser we stopped using because we wanted to see if we could live without it. Well, we could. I've heard of that 100 Thing Challenge. I'm not sure I could do it though. Brushing your teeth takes two things, and it adds up from there. But it's a great idea.