About 10 years ago, I came across an article about a guy who tried to reduce his possessions down to 100 things.
I liked the idea and started trying to do something similar though not quite as extreme. I found it liberating in that I had less "stuff" to manage and I could justify getting slightly fewer but nicer things for myself.
In the years since, I've managed to collect a lot of things all over again. Compared to how I felt when I was living the minimalist lifestyle, I feel -- for lack of a better word -- "stuck."
So, today, I'm going to start doing that again. I'm going to try and get rid of at least one thing every day until I get to a point where everything I own is either useful or beautiful.
Coincidentally, today is Independence Day.