Thursday, January 06, 2011

The 100 Thing Challenge

(image via google images)

In the month of December things were pretty crazy in my space of the house (i.e. my bedroom). I am mostly at Tim's apartment (it is easier bc of his work schedule & I really do not have one -lol) Anyway, my room had become a dumping ground for the remnants of all the projects I was working on: jewelry orders, craft fairs, place mats, napkins, journal covers, knitting. When I went back to my place last week I was horrified! & I just looked at it all, pushed aside stuff on my bed so I could lay down & watch Gilmore Girls. :) After an episode (or two) I knew that I had to clean up. I did not want to start 2011 with a messy space, so I set to work. And while things look A LOT better now, I still have lots of work to do.

From the experience of last week I have decided to do The 100 Thing Challenge.

Tim is very minimalistic in the 'stuff' department. His weaknesses are 1) computer cords/gadgets & thrift store clothes :) His room is also bigger than mine (although I have a big closet now), so his stuff is more spread out. I have moved around a lot & mostly stuff gets left where I leave & I get more stuff wherever I move. When I moved to NJ I brought very little (I flew here after all) at that point in time I knew that I would be living with J eventually (hmmm sadness) however I found myself in a different situation & needing the things I left behind.

I still do not have a lot of belongings per say but you could not tell that by looking in my room & closet. Most of what I own is craft stuff (LOTS of craft stuff!) & clothes.

When I first moved into the house I started to decorate my room & make it a place I want to stay in & be crafty & relax. Well looking at it now it is not as relaxing as it started out to be. I have made some things, bought some things from Etsy - to make my room more enjoyable to create in. (it looks like for now my room will be a studio type thing for me, which is pretty cool)

I think it is interesting to do this because really I am not materialistic. Sure I love buying things & I often wish I had money to buy clothes from JCrew & the Gap but why go directly to those stores when really I can find them at thrift stores? & you can always find me going into a craft store buying beads & paper & yarn :)

In the blog world I have read a couple of entries about this:
Elise - one of her 2011 goals is to use up all of her washi tape
Kayla - has a goal to not buy any more craft supplies

I am going to try -lol- and join Kayla in that challenge! Of course business supplies do not count. I think my main challenge with this will be yarn & paper.

So here I go! I am so excited for this. I am excited to be get rid of the crap in my life.

2 comments:

Stony and Brit said...

Good for you Jenn! When Jenny moved in to our house, Stony said we needed to get rid of some stuff, but I like what I've got... so instead of getting rid of it, I put it in the top of my closet and under my bed. That should be my first clue...I don't ever reach into those places. But I'm gonna leave them there. :) All the same time, I am cheering you on!

amy lapi said...

i'm inspired :)