Category Archives: November – The 100 Item Challenge

“In anything at all, perfection is finally attained not when there is no longer anything to add, but when there is no longer anything to take way.” – Antoine de Saint Exupery. Throughout this month I’ll try aggressively to reduce the number of items I own down to 100. My October challenge has helped to shed some light on the people, activities, and possessions that are important to me and how I spend my time day-day. Hopefully this next month will help me to reorient my life around the things that I truly need and care about.

The Final Count of November’s 30-Day 100 Item Challenge

Today I reached my goal of 100 items after spending 30 days getting rid of 45% of my belongings.  It was a pretty aggressive timeline and I’m really surprised that I was able to actually reach 100.  The hardest part … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Continued: Black Friday, Boots in Boulder, and Zipcar to GoodWill

One of the biggest events of the weekend besides Thanksgiving itself was obviously Black Friday.  We decided to head out to the Mall in Boulder, CO to see what was up.  Some of us in our group were on a … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving

I would like to start this post by telling you about my new favorite drink.  It’s called the Apple Jack which consists of 100% pure Apple Cider and 100% pure Jack Daniels.  Enough of that, now for the 100 Item … Continue reading

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Boston Public Library

Today I decided to clear out my books.  After this week I’ll only have the books that I’m reading and I’ve made a goal to not buy any new books until I’ve read the ones I have and given them … Continue reading

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Craigslist and Computer Wiping

Most of the things I don’t need or don’t use I’ve found a way to donate or to give to friends/family.  However there are a few things that definitely have value and don’t really fit the “donation” category.  These things … Continue reading

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Musical Instruments

Here’s a quick update on my item count.  I have yet to do my electronics and kitchen stuff, but so far I’ve counted up 176 initial items and I have been able to purge about 56% of my belongings.  So … Continue reading

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Book Review – The 100 Thing Challenge by Dave Bruno

I just finished reading, “The 100 Thing Challenge” by David Bruno.  It’s written by a guy named Dave (clever title to his blog http://guynameddave.com/100-thing-challenge/ and twitter handle @guynameddave) who lives in the suburbs of California and decides he is going to purge … Continue reading

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