Celebrating the Reverse 100 Thing Challenge Results
It’s time to celebrate!
In October, we took the Reverse 100 Thing Challenge. It’s the opposite of Dave Bruno’s 100 Thing Challenge. Instead of living with only 100 things, you donate 100 things. (or more)
I donated more, and will continue to donate more and more until only the most important stuff is left. Without the extra stuff, I am free to do work I love, engage in my best relationships, develop new friendships and create a present and future with less stress and obligation and more love and health.
I didn’t take the challenge alone! In fact, I’ve received so many emails, that i can’t possible share every story and image. Not hundreds, but thousands of items were removed from homes during the reverse 100 thing challenge leaving extra time and space all over the world. THAT IS SO COOL!
Here are some of your stories to celebrate. If your story or images didn’t make it, share them on Twitter with hashtag #rev100tc and share in the comment section below and I will continue to share your inspiring action.
- Colleen and Steve rocked this challenge
- Meri from Slovenia won a copy of The 100 Thing Challenge and dumped 100 things pictured here.
- Maria from Germany learned this during her challenge, “Experiences are far more valuable than things. What I remember about the last month is neither the things I bought nor the ones I got rid of but: the portrait a friend drew of me, the theatre play we went to, the movie I saw with my best friends, the cookies I baked with my mom, the walk where I took photos of the wintry landscape.”
- Amanda dumped 100 things
- Heddy said, “I went around my house and scooped up 100 things – it’s easier than you think!” You can read her story here.
- Heidi said, “the process was fun and 100 things is really not much! We shared ideas where to look for unclutterable items with my friends and we came up with many spots we hadn’t thought of before, like food hampers and dvd shelves. I feel more at peace now that there’s more room and I can let go of things I never really used anymore.”
- Suzanne and her husband gave away 200 things!
- Sally collected items and donated them to The Road Home in Utah and The Goodwill.
- Steve said “Just an update, we did the Reverse 100 Thing Challenge, first me, then talked my wife into it. 3 bags of clothes, 3 boxes of clothes and 3 boxes of books/kitchen stuff later and we both went over 100 items. Looking to start second Reverse 100 Thing Challenge and hopefully will complete before holidays. Thanks again for sharing this, it was just the kick-start I needed!
- Nathalie from Montreal struggled to find 100 items because she has been doing so much decluttering.
- Langston dumped 100 things while remodeling.
- Cora found out about the challenge from a friend on Facebook and says, “Already enjoying space on the shelves and in the shed. So happy to have learned of the challenge and your site!
- Janet from New Jersey started a photostream of the items she donated.
- Katrina tackled her closet and kitchen. 150 items gone!
- Gerdien from The Netherlands said, “It was great to create so much extra space in our home, which is always filling up with items that no one is using anymore.”
- Jewel donated her items to Miami Rescue Mission.
- Margie gave away 100 things and challenged herself to say no to 100 future purchases.
Wow! That is amazing and a great reason to celebrate. It’s not to late to start the challenge. In fact, it’s available anytime. Even right now. The point of the 100 Thing Challenge is to live with 100 things. The Reverse 100 Challenge invites you to dump 100 things before the end of the year. If you’ve always thought that the 100 Thing Challenge is extreme, and that it would be impossible to only live with 100 things, then giving away only 100 things should be a breeze.
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