Since joining Seaknots I've found that the one thing soon to be cruisers need to do is downsize....a lot. There is something cleansing when one purges stuff. I've found this to be true with each move I make. Downsizing from a 6000 sq. ft. house to an eight room to a 4 room. But as a former antique dealer I like nice things and it's not always easy to get rid of stuff, nor do I really want to. Then there's clothes, books and shoes...the list goes on. There currently is a trend started I think by a blogger named Dave. After purging and getting rid of stuff he wasn't satisfied. So he decided he could only keep 100 things..thus the 100 Thing Challenge was born. From what I understand he doesn't count books, tools or other family members things. This is good, cause in lieu of tools, I'd choose shoes. Tools? I could live with three...hammer, philips head screwdriver & slotted. I'm good to go. If i can't bang the hell out of something or remove it.. it stays. So my question is.... Could you live with only 100 things?? I bet some of you already do. Read on.....................................
Reader John points us to his buddy Dave Bruno’s blog in which the intrepid blogger has decided to get rid of everything except for 100 things. After a major house cleaning and purge, he just wasn’t satisfied:
It’s just that, in grand scheme of things, it does not seem like enough. We have a lot of stuff. And honestly, it is difficult to purge. What goes? That is a hard decision. But I have an idea. A spontaneous idea that might change my life forever. I’m calling it the 100 Thing Challenge. And I’m taking it. Here is how it goes.
I’m going to only keep 100 things. All the rest gets purged. Sold. Given away. Traded Some how, all the other things will no longer remain in my possession.
He’s blogging his progress on the “challenge” and it should be interesting to track his progress