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How to Downsize to Under 100 Things(如何把生活必需品縮減到100樣以下)

Have you heard of the 100 Thing Challenge? The challenge was started by Dave Bruno, who calls it "my little way to personalize my efforts to fight American-style consumerism."

"A lot of people around the world feel 'stuck in stuff,' " Bruno explains. "They feel like their closets and garages are too full of things that don't really make their lives much better."

After reading about the 100 Thing Challenge, I decided to commit to living for a full year with only 100 personal items. At that time, we lived in a huge two-bedroom apartment, with two cars, overflowing closets and a kitchen stuffed with two sets of dishes and silverware. The 100 Thing Challenge has helped me streamline and simplify my life.

Whether or not you go to the extreme that I did, the 100 Thing Challenge is a useful exercise. No matter how much stuff you have, the challenge will force you to inventory your possessions and examine your buying patterns. The intent is to figure out what you really need in your life so that you can focus on what matters. Here are some tips for getting started:

1. Start small(從小處做起)

You don't have to get rid of all your stuff to start this challenge. Take small steps every day. For instance, try donating 10 items a week to the charity of your choice.


2. Say no to recreational shopping(不做不必要的消費)

Learning to live lightly and creatively in a small space is one of the reasons I'm participating in this challenge. So it's essential to stay out of the mall. If you don't go shopping, you won't be tempted to come home with stuff you don't need or want.


3. Be patient(要有耐心)


Downsizing is a process, so don't be hard on yourself if you're having a difficult time saying "no" to the consumer lifestyle. Be patient with yourself and find a support network. For instance, friends and family have helped us stick to the challenge.

4. Stuff is a burden(東西太多是負擔)

Too much stuff is a burden. Especially, when it comes to cleaning. Being clutter-free means I don't have to spend an excess amount of time picking up my stuff, figuring out where to put it, or dusting it.


5. Clutter is a form of procrastination(雜亂是一種推延)

We all procrastinate and in a lot of ways, clutter is a form of procrastination. Leo Babauta noted, "While our tasks and projects can pile up, giving us some anxiety, the clutter is a visual sign of that procrastination, and carries with it just as much anxiety."

Remember, your experience with the challenge will be different from mine. The idea is to figure out what material goods belong in your life and living space.
Posted Aug 20th 2010 2:10PM by Tammy Strobel

看了上面的文章
我不禁暗自反省自己.....
昨晚打開鞋櫃...(很久沒有打開了,因為常穿的那幾雙都放在外頭)
發現了一雙去年在新加坡C&K買的涼鞋(全新還包在包裝紙裡)
我已經完全遺忘自己還有這一雙鞋
每次回新加坡 買鞋子好像不用錢一樣
仗著比台灣便宜好像就有了豁免權般的買個不停
現在看完這篇文章以後 想想自己的行為不禁覺得羞愧
人只有一雙腳 真的能穿的有幾雙鞋?
穿來穿去不都是那幾雙?
這樣一回想回來
其實我的消費習慣雖然在遇到花爸之後有了明顯的收斂
平時幾乎不逛百貨公司,可以說幾乎不買衣服鞋子及奢侈品
有了小花以後,買的都是小花的東西
但是只要一出國旅遊我就常買的一發不可收拾
我昨晚不禁對花爸說:"這次回去不可以讓我再買鞋了!!"
現在我要多加兩條:"什麼都不要讓我買了!包括包包跟衣服!!除非我真的很喜歡 而且保證一定可以用很久....."
這篇文章莫名奇妙的好像變成反省文
但是我真的打算來讓自己的生活變的簡單一點
就從那一櫃子的書開始吧~~
看過不會再看的+買了從來沒看也不打算看的就把他捐出去吧!
還是我來舉辦一個趴
看看有沒有親朋好友喜歡我的書
免費大贈送喔~~~
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  • 拍賣會要等我回去再辦喔
    我也想要買啦:)

    買東西也是一種品味和享受
    不要反省的這麼徹底啦~~
    買東西也是刺激世界經濟喔




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