as we are constantly purging and organizing our stuff, coach sal and i have always laughed and said that we are going to write a book one day titled stuff will kill you. (we also want to write a book titled rock paper scissors saved our marriage....but that's a topic for another day.) we both love systems, and everything we own tends to fit into some sort of a system- if not, then it tends to get on our nerves and we do something about it.
so, lately i have been doing a lot of reading about simple living/minimualism and have been inspired by how a lot of people are living with very little. and living with very little stress. which is extremely appealing to me. (check out tiny houses if you want to be *really* inspired!)
100 in 100 is going to be the loss of 100 items in 100 days. and it will begin on thursday, which means it will end on december 31st, just in time to start 2012 with less stuff. Which also means less to put away; less to clean; less to worry about; less to store; less decisions to make; less stress! and to be honest, i went through my kitchen a few weeks ago and purged, and i also have empty shelves. it is freeing.
i am also going to get two of my three children involved by paying them a dollar for each item they lose (the third child said no way, not doing it...i'll clean out his stuff when he leaves for college next year :o).
and the goal is 100 items over 100 days, not an item a day. so we will keep track as we go, with a goal in mind! and i'm going to give items to friends; donate items; and possibly sell items as well.
here are the items that i am purging first...
* scrapbook supplies
* art/craft/school supplies
thoughts for my list? thoughts for my idea? wanna join me?