‘Reduce, refuse, rejigger’

Author Dave Bruno is a source of encouragement in the movement to get rid of unnecessary possessions

People worldwide are familiar with the book, The 100 Thing Challenge: How I Got Rid of Almost Everything, Remade My Life, and Regained My Soul, written by a San Diegan named Dave Bruno. In it, Bruno talks of how and why he whittled his possessions down to 100 things. A grassroots movement has sprung up around the book, populated by people looking to lighten their load. Bruno’s mantra of sorts is “Reduce (get rid of some of your stuff), refuse (to get more new stuff), rejigger (your priorities).”

Keep up with Bruno and the growing minimalist movement: Check out www.facebook.com/100thingchallenge and www.twitter.com/#!/guynameddave for updates, or log on to guynameddave.com to read his blog and bio.

“The 100 Thing Challenge has been a way to personalize my efforts to fight American-style consumerism and live a life of simplicity, characterized by joyfulness and thoughtfulness,” writes Bruno on his site. “Lots of people have been inspired by the 100 Thing Challenge, not to take it exactly how I did, but to prioritize more meaningful pursuits than consumption.”