The 100 Thing Challenge

The 100 Thing Challenge
Advertising
Christine Huang
  • 25 june 2008

With Voluntary Simplicity still on our minds, the 100 Thing Challenge, a growing movement of ex-packrats vowing to clear their lives of all but 100 of their necessities, caught our attention. Dave Bruno, a 37-year-old entrepreneur based in San Diego, brought a spotlight to the movement through his blog, Guynameddave.com. On it, Dave details his slow march towards clutter- freedom, explaining what he has and has not decided to cast off (dental floss is a keeper (and for some reason exempt from the 100 Thing list), while old jeans are a definite discard). His plan is to continue whittling down his stuff and eventually reach 100 by November 12, 2008, but he’s enthusiastic about how his efforts have sparked others to join in the challenge in the meantime. While the challenge might seem impossible for some, Dave’s honest account of his struggle to simplify gives us reason to believe that taking on the challenge, even if unconquerable in the end, is something we all might learn from.

Access this article for free
Fill in your email below and you'll gain access to this article while also receiving a number of membership features as part of a special 30-day trial.
*Already a member? Log in here

Learn About Our Membership Services

Need Research Help?
As a member you can ask us any research questions and get complimentary research assistance with a 4-day turnaround. Reports inclde stats, quotes, and best-inclass examples on research topics.
Remain Informed & Strategic
We publish several trends reports each month. By becoming a member you will have access to over 100 existing reports, plus a growing catalog of deep topical analysis and debrief-style reports so you always remain in the know.
See Trends Come To Life
Meet your peers and immerse yourself in monthly trend and innovation webinars and discounted conferences.
No search results found.