I’m getting ready to move back to LA in the fall and have been trimming my life down to the necessities lately so I was interested to come across the efforts of one man to live for a year with only (roughly) 100 possessions.
The Times Online, from the UK, posted a piece about David Michael Bruno’s 100 Things Challenge and talks (somewhat blindly) about the recent push by a few celebrities to declutter and curb their consumerism too.
“Some strong-minded personalities have always set their own limits. Leonardo DiCaprio, the actor and environmental campaigner, has become the latest convert to smaller cars and owns a relatively modest home in the Hollywood Hills. He has told friends he may stick at about 150 personal objects, including comic books illustrated by his father.
Other wealthy Hollywood stars, such as Reese Witherspoon and DiCaprio’s friend Tobey Maguire, say that children have complicated their desire to declutter.
The Spider-Man actor “is fighting a battle against the stuff which materialises in the house. He does not want it or need it unless it’s related to basketball”, said a friend last week. “That is like his sweet tooth, and we all have that.”
Could you pare your life down to 100 things, or even 150? Or maybe you already have!
(P.S. The first comment on the article by one ‘Steve Ward;; gets an honorary mention: “100 items? Even my smallest Lego kit has more than this.” Well played, Steve, well played.)