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The 100 Thing Challenge

December 12th, 2009 at 06:31 pm

I just caught on to this, per Coupon Addict:

http://couponaddict.savingadvice.com/2009/12/11/my-100-thing...

Very interesting - to narrow one's belongings down to 100 things.

I am not particularly interested in narrowing down my belongings (I have been going through stuff for at least 5 years, and have given away a lot of stuff. Though I still have some things I need to get to...). BUT, I am just kind of curious how many things I do have. So, I will probably work on a list, out of curiosity. To see what I have and if there are things I will reconsider parting with. I think from there, I will come up with a figure - though I think it will end up more than 100!

I think this challenge is tough as a married person. There is a lot of stuff I own that is shared. Should I consider that stuff as "half?" Does furniture not count? Things to ponder...

I think this could be an interesting project for 2010.

5 Responses to “The 100 Thing Challenge”

  1. whitestripe Says:

    i was just thinking about that yesterday, of making a list as well! (great minds think alike!). If you're married, shouldn't you then get 200 things? or would it be 300 things? what about children? pets? do they get 100 things too?
    lol. i think our music collection covers 100 things - times four. Frown

  2. CouponAddict Says:

    The SHARED items such as furnature and the house or a shared car do not count, if you have your own car it counts though.

    The 100 thing challenge is about your personal items. Items that belong to you and only you. If you check out his blog guynameddave.com the author groups some things such as undergarments and books which he gives a reason for. You might after reading why he groups some things find you have different things you might group together and just count as one.

  3. monkeymama Says:

    I think I am just going to make my own rules. Big Grin
    Like we share both our cars, but technically we have one for each - so not sure why I Would not count owning a car. (Even if one is not particularly more mine than his).

    Maybe I should get 400 things then? But then, since some items are shares, that wouldn't be 400. I think I will focus on my things though. Dh has a LOT more crap than I do, which I don't really care to count. The kids don't have much so there really isn't anything to pare down there. I am still in pare down mode, so interesting to kind of see where *I* stand, in the mix. Like if I find I own 1000 things, I may rethink paring down more. (For now I just have no idea!)

  4. ceejay74 Says:

    Oh my gosh, we could never do this! For one thing, most of our belongings are shared. For another, NT has hundreds and hundreds of LPs and CDs, we have hundreds of books and DVDs, and AS has a room full of craft and sewing supplies. We did cut our book collection down from about 1000 to about 250 last year, but I think it's crept up to 300 by now. Smile

  5. John DeFlumeri Jr Says:

    Are we trying to find 100 things we own that we don't want and could see, give away, or throw away?

    John DeFlumeri Jr

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