Ouch! This article hits close to home! Time magazine wrote a nice feature story about the movement for people to get rid of clutter. There’s a 100 Thing Challenge underway, for people to only own 100 things. WOW! I think this is extreme but necessary. On the good side, a pair of shoes may count as one item. Rejoice!
Every year when my mother comes to visit, we tackle a clutter project. One year, it was my drawers. I felt like I had done a mall run. So much stuff in the drawers I forgot I bought. The other year, we cleaned out the trunk in my car. You DO NOT want to know what I found in the trunk. Think college notebooks. After chucking the clutter, I felt AWESOME.
I live in a small space and even the tiniest item can be overwhelming. I’m all for getting rid of stuff. The actual act of it is serious work
Dave Bruno is running a blog on his 100 Thing Challenge. Check him out at guynameddave.com.
Could you live with just 100 things? Where would you cut first? Does clutter make you feel comfortable? Are you a minimalist or pack rat? Are you going to do the challenge?
Thanks Deborah for the tip!