As I mentioned in my original 100 Thing post, this challenge was only for my personal belongings and not household items. It included my clothing, sports stuff and work stuff. Household items like art on the wall, kitchen stuff and furniture are not included. That said, living with less inspired me (with my family’s blessing) to further reduce our household items.
We’ve gone through several stages of decluttering over the past few years, and now that we are talking about selling our house and moving into a smaller space, we are ready to downsize our possessions again.
Let’s get the excuses out-of-the-way
- The holidays. Yes they are coming. You can still do other things.
- The weather. It’s changing, but since you probably don’t live outside, that shouldn’t matter.
- No time. You can carve out 5 or 10 minutes a day for this challenge.
- Just in case. You think you might need that thing, but more than likely, in 2 weeks, you won’t remember what you gave away.
- Your family is not on board. That’s ok! Focus on your own stuff first.
To help your decluttering efforts, I’m launching (drum roll please)
The Reverse 100 Thing Challenge
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.
If you need help with your clutter, consider the Clutterfree ebook or Clutterfree course that I created with Leo Babauta. If you join the course, the book is included, along with access to the Clutterfree members only forum where I can help with specific needs.