The 100 Thing Challenge (100TC) is a simple living movement started by Dave Bruno and made awesome by many thousands of people just like you from all around the world.
100TC is about creating better relationships of all kinds through the formative power of simplicity.
How does 100TC work? That is a great question with multiple answers. Originally, the 100 Thing Challenge was a personal simple living project Dave did to break free from consumerism. He lived with 100 personal possessions for a year in order to form new habits of consumption. 100TC got some press. Dave wrote a book. And with the insight and participation of many likeminded people, including contributors to the blog like Sarah Chia, 100TC grew into what is now a thriving community. Thank you!
100TC has additional expressions. Many people have been inspired by 100TC and used that inspiration to do different kinds of simplicity projects. Instead of living with 100 personal possessions for a year, some people have gotten rid of 100 personal possessions in a month. Others have used 100TC as the catalyst to payoff their consumer debt. Many have simply used 100TC principles to trade a cluttered lifestyle for a peaceful life.
Those 100TC principles are
- Reduce by reducing the number of our possessions for an extended period of time, we prove to ourselves that consumerism does not define us
- Refuse by refusing to go along with in the misleading lifestyle of consumerism, we form new priorities in line with personal virtue and what is best for the world around us
- Rejigger by rejiggering our lives through simplicity, we nurture better relationships with family and community and God and nature