Last updated – 7/28/2010
Total Count so far – 2011

WE ARE DONE!!!!

In an effort to reduce a consumerist-based lifestyle, we are  attempting to get rid of two-thousand ten things in the year 2010.  This all began for us by a challenge that someone else proposed to live on just 100 things.  Even if we do not succeed, we will have succeeded by learning to live on so much less so that we can generously give to others.

You may say that eliminating 2010 things is hard to do, and you are right, it is hard.  So we are counting everything individually – for example, instead of “old pictures” being one thing, we will count each picture.  Or if we get rid of a framed picture, the photo, matte, and frame will count as 3 items.  However, basic necessities do not count, like using up a roll of toilet paper or eating a can of soup.   Additionally, replacing items do not count, like replacing a pair of shoes that have worn out.

Hopefully this is an encouragement to those of you who have thought of doing something like this but feel that it is daunting or impossible or that everything is somehow necessary.

Item list

January

  1. Mandie book series (17)
  2. pillow
  3. new calendar (2)
  4. 2007 calendar
  5. womans shoes
  6. mens sweater
  7. womans shirt
  8. jello shot cup (6)
  9. clock
  10. scarf
  11. quarter collection book
  12. graduation cup
  13. metal whisk
  14. wooden trivet
  15. scientific calculator

February

  1. coffee mug (7)
  2. salt shaker
  3. pepper shaker
  4. creamer container
  5. espresso cup (2)
  6. dip bowl
  7. decorative goblet
  8. candle stick holder (4)
  9. african table runner
  10. african table place mat (4)
  11. wine bottle holder
  12. italy table place mat (4)
  13. french place mat (4)
  14. spice rack (2)
  15. framed Ireland picture
  16. teacher book (4)
  17. camera case (2)
  18. travel bag tag (2)
  19. power strip
  20. glass goblet (6)
  21. wine glass (2)
  22. champagne glass (2)
  23. financial CD
  24. tea-tray
  25. decorate bowl
  26. decorative ceramic church
  27. decorative box
  28. chinese stress ball set
  29. vintage children’s drinking glasses (7)
  30. vintage mugs (2)
  31. computer mouse
  32. earphones
  33. tanning goggles
  34. magnet
  35. lanyard
  36. key chain (3)
  37. change purse (2)
  38. decorate vase
  39. crystal bowl
  40. pencil box
  41. smiley man rubberized thing
  42. silver frame
  43. binder
  44. pages for a CD book (10)
  45. dumbells
  46. table-cloth
  47. camera
  48. valentines plant holder
  49. winter frame
  50. walnut cracker
  51. MMS 2007 laptop bag

March

  1. bookshelf
  2. office chair
  3. motorcycle helmet
  4. book (3)
  5. Mac computer
  6. map of Kansas
  7. old Garfield comics
  8. caricature drawing
  9. magnets (11)
  10. plastic container
  11. door stops (5)
  12. print-out of wines available at W2W
  13. old pictures (9)
  14. sentimental wine bottles (3)
  15. non-functional pens/pencils (21)
  16. old cell phone box
  17. glass jars (10)
  18. drinking glass (that Nicolas accidentally broke)
  19. stickers (14 total)
  20. Cutco butter knife
  21. old Qwest modem
  22. old DVD player ( + remote + manual + box + HDMI cable = 5 items)
  23. broken CD case
  24. unnecessary old data/software discs (62)
  25. miscellaneous items with unknown purpose (6)
  26. unused CD jewel cases (18)
  27. pack of unused CD sleeves
  28. 2008 pay-stubs
  29. old clothes (3)
  30. old broken chair
  31. old breaking wood planter box
  32. broken plastic flower pot (with dead flowers)
  33. books sold (3)
  34. unused glass jars (2)
  35. MS Office 2007 (sold) (2 disc)

April

  1. CD case
  2. old software case
  3. broken phone car charger (not being replaced)
  4. misc. junk drawer items (20)
  5. album covers without a cd (8)
  6. nicolas’ old college materials (8)
  7. toy trucks (2)
  8. Framed photograph
  9. Kansas map
  10. Antique box
  11. Wine Spectator Magazines (9)
  12. Misc Magazines (7)
  13. ESPN Magazines (8)
  14. Sports Illustrated Magazines(21)
  15. Real Simple Magazine (6)
  16. Everday with Rachel Ray Magazine (4)
  17. US News and World Report (4)
  18. Eating Well/Cooking Light (8)
  19. Travel and Leisure Magazine (7)
  20. Conde Nest Traveler Magazine (12)
  21. Food and Wine Magazine (13)
  22. Time (24)
  23. Cooking Misc Magazines (9)
  24. Decor item
  25. Books (132)
  26. Cd’s (75)
  27. Bag of coins
  28. Last edition of the Rocky Mountain News
  29. Childrens books (38)
  30. Old church directories (7)
  31. Kara’s kindergarten phonics books (12)
  32. backpack
  33. laptop bag
  34. soaps/shampoos from hotels (40)
  35. stuffed animals (6)
  36. unused razors (12)
  37. key chains (2)
  38. adult fictional books (2)
  39. magazines/directories (5)
  40. Mini Tabernacle
  41. shoebox
  42. chair from living room (given back to Heidi)
  43. donated notebooks (150)

May

  1. Book: “Mentoring Millenials”
  2. Book: “Rich Dad, Poor Dad”
  3. Picture frame
  4. Binders (2)
  5. glass jar that was being used for hot sauce that we were keeping “just in case”
  6. spoon (3)
  7. books (3)
  8. glass jars (2)
  9. sweatshirt ruined by a student accidentally
  10. Kara’s contact lenses before she had LASIK surgery
  11. pair of jeans
  12. unneeded health bills from Nicolas’ last knee surgery (only counted as one item even though there were about 40 different bills!)
  13. metal planter (that became rusted)
  14. Written in Bible Study books (12)
  15. Atlas brand glass jar
  16. Nicolas’ computer desk from college
  17. Rolls of high-end film that were left over from when Nicolas sold his 35mm print film camera (7)
  18. Padlock
  19. Weird collar string thingy
  20. Framed photos (2)
  21. Kara’s old college files (10)
  22. Sunglasses
  23. Skillet
  24. Yearbooks (14)
  25. Highschool sports stuff – Nicolas
  26. Highschool sports stuff – Kara
  27. Birthday/Valentines cards collected through the years – Nicolas
  28. Pot holder
  29. Childhood paperwork
  30. Newspaper clippings
  31. Binders of photo work (2)

June

  1. Tye-dye shirt
  2. Stuffed bear
  3. CDs (2)
  4. License plate
  5. Book
  6. Stuffed animal
  7. Files (10)
  8. Homemade “card” from Alex
  9. Memory books (2)
  10. Pens (6)
  11. Photo albums (2)
  12. Shirt
  13. Diploma cover
  14. Belt
  15. Cookbook
  16. File (2)
  17. College resource book
  18. Pictures (to many to count)
  19. Candle
  20. Paint (2)
  21. paint brush
  22. oil filter for a car we no longer own
  23. gloves (2)
  24. rollerblade brake
  25. toilet brush
  26. fish net
  27. fish tank cleaner
  28. plastic cup
  29. metal thingy
  30. pamplet
  31. boxes (15)
  32. scrap wood
  33. broken towel rack
  34. swag chains
  35. paint lid
  36. extra countertop
  37. chemicals (2)
  38. donated consumable items (5)
  39. extra blinds pieces (10)
  40. childhood journals (4)
  41. useless bbq grill tools (5)
  42. computer hard drive
  43. wireless adapter box
  44. other computer junk

July

  1. Picture frames (18)
  2. Cross stitch piece in frame
  3. Grooming kit
  4. Décor plant holders (2)
  5. Cabinet handles (2)
  6. Door knobs and hinges (10)
  7. Bag of beads/jewelry making kit
  8. Towels (2)
  9. Knee wrap
  10. Shoulder sling
  11. CSU license plate cover
  12. Baseball glove repair kit
  13. Waist belt thing
  14. Large leg wrap
  15. Electric heat wrap
  16. Star Wars Trivial Pursuit
  17. Clue
  18. Cranium
  19. TriBond
  20. Risk
  21. Vacuum  attachments (4)
  22. Dressy hangers (5)
  23. Cat toys (15)
  24. Star wars Pez dispenser
  25. Stuffed bears (2)
  26. Kitchen Wine décor item
  27. Books (6)
  28. Dress Hanger traveling case
  29. Baby blanket
  30. Baby towel
  31. Garfield bib
  32. Strawberry Shortcake pillow case
  33. Doll outfits (40)
  34. KC Royals doll clothes (4)
  35. Stuffed animals (3)
  36. Dolls (5)
  37. “Bear” rug
  38. 2 toy trucks
  39. Doll books (2)
  40. Baby blankets (2)
  41. Piggy bank
  42. Baseball bat
  43. Baseball glove
  44. Barbie dolls (8)
  45. Barbie clothes (2 bags)
  46. Care Bears Suitcase
  47. Costume misc (17)
  48. Suit jacket (2)
  49. Vest
  50. Dress pants (3)
  51. Dress (3)
  52. Leather jacket
  53. Apron
  54. Ear muffs
  55. Winter hat
  56. Shirt (3)
  57. Workout pants
  58. Books
  59. Shoes (3)
  60. Belts (3)
  61. Tierra
  62. Sunglasses
  63. Ties (6)
  64. Baseball shirt
  65. Christmas plates (2)
  66. Garfield lithograph
  67. Christmas light decoration
  68. Bath salts
  69. Fake rose
  70. Gift card holders (4)
  71. Change purses (4)
  72. Decorative bags (3)
  73. Christmas balls
  74. Table runner
  75. Dip server
  76. Christmas stockings (2)
  77. Snow angel
  78. Christmas candle
  79. Candle holder
  80. Loafa
  81. CD cases (4)
  82. Flags (6)
  83. Lens cover
  84. Camera case
  85. Purse
  86. Car charger
  87. Key chain
  88. Ear phones
  89. Electric connector
  90. Bladder and backpack
  91. Skillet
  92. Pencil holder
  93. Silverware tray
  94. Knives (7)
  95. Steak knives (6)
  96. Wine holder
  97. Coffee containers (2)
  98. Laminate paper
  99. Stackable containers (2)
  100. Baking cup wrappers
  101. Mug
  102. Candle holders (2)
  103. Candy holder
  104. Gravy dish
  105. Casserole dish
  106. Knife holder
  107. Baskets (2)
  108. Sugar dish
  109. Oil pourer
  110. 14 year old birthday figurine
  111. Muppets cup
  112. Precious moments figurines (13)
  113. Christmas tablecloth and napkins
  114. Tablecloth
  115. Lighter
  116. Lighter fluid
  117. Popcorn cups (4)
  118. Plastic cups (3)
  119. Baby spoons (8)
  120. Decorative plate(2)
  121. Recipe cards
  122. Rubber gloves (2)
  123. Chopsticks
  124. Coffee filters (3)
  125. Bamboo box
  126. Wine coaster
  127. Citrus juicer
  128. Wine stopper
  129. Basket
  130. Drink mixer
  131. Water bottle
  132. Serving bowls (2)
  133.  Tins(2)
  134. Magnets (7)
  135. Wine cork
  136. Stickers (3)
  137. Patch (2)                              
  138. Decorative antique bowl (2)          
  139. Thimble
  140. Cup and saucer
  141. Wine bottle protector
  142. Key chains (3)
  143. Utility tool
  144. Cuff links
  145. Raiders pin
  146. Golf misc
  147. Wine glasses (2)
  148. Decorative makeup brush
  149. Twin sheet set
  150. Cup and saucer and display
  151. Top sheet
  152. Pillow cases (4)
  153. Decorative plate and candle holders (4)
  154. Candle holders and candles (6)
  155. Candle holder
  156. Oil thing
  157.  2 sets of decorative pillow cases
  158. Stamps
  159. Decorative combs
  160. Bowl vase thing
  161. Incense
  162. Soy candle smellies ( 3)
  163. Votive candles (2)
  164. Recycled wine corks (31)
  165. Candle holders (15)
  166. Poetry magnets
  167. Decorative plaque
  168. Magnets (3)
  169. Halloween candle
  170. Photo holder
  171. Candles (13)
  172. Decorative figurine
  173. Garden hooks (2)
  174. Magazines (18)
  175. 3-ring binders (2)
  176. Wooden pens (3)
  177. Carved toucan
  178. Bag of Garfield stickers/postcards
  179. Bag of pebbles
  180. Bag of shells
  181. DVDs (7)
  182. Highlighter
  183. Box of cards/envelopes
  184. City maps (5)
  185. Coat rack
  186. Plant holder
  187. Maps (2)
  188. Formal dress
  189. Cane
  190. Wood floor piece
  191. Champagne glasses (6)
  192. Corner cabinet
  193. Small floor seat
  194. Toy truck
  195. Wooden flowers and vase (7)
  196. Watering can
  197. Basket
  198. Sieve
  199. Plastic container
  200. Toy box
  201. Brief case
  202. Desk shelf
  203. Comforter
  204. Pillow
  205. Corkboard
  206. Christmas countdown
  207. Rubber tubing (3)
  208. Cloth bags (4)
  209. Cleaners (2)
  210. Dish drainer
  211. Candle
  212. Christmas cookie bowl
  213. Lanyards (4)
  214. Key chain
  215. Tweezers (2)
  216. Eye case
  217. New bic razors (6)
  218. Medicine stuff
  219. Shirt
  220. Motorcycle jacket
  221. Motorcycle helmet
  222. Motorcycle gloves          
  223. Cat bed
  224. Shirt
  225. Photo album
  226. Empty frames (2)
  227. Binders (3)
  228. Kitchen Canisters (7)
  229. Casserole dish
  230. Rings (11)           
  231. Earrings (6)
  232.  Charms(4)
  233. Necklaces (6)
  234. Bracelets(4)
  235. Pins (2)
  236. Key chain
  237. Barrettes
  238. Apple sauce maker
  239. Teapot
  240. Coffee mugs (2)
  241. Spoon rest
  242. Trivets (2)
  243. Beer mugs (2)
  244. Bowl
  245. Paint
  246. Wooden toolbox
  247. Ax
  248. Funnel
  249. Electrical adapters
  250. Zip tie thingy
  251. T-shirts (10)
  252. Long sleeve t-shirts (13)
  253. Fuzzy pants
  254. Magazines (4)
  255. Scrap wood (5)
  256. book
  257. Lamp
  258. Rubber seals (2)
  259. Trim pieces (3)
  260. Carpet tack strips (6)
  261. Leather cleaner
  262. Cat water bowl
  263. Horse collar
  264. Wine bottle cutting board
  265. Candle sticks (2)
  266. Honey pot
  267. Baseball glove
  268. Telephone jacks (3)
  269. Antennae adapter
  270. Hard drive slots (3)
  271. Computer memory modules (13)
  272. Cables (15)
  273. Computer hard drives (2)
  274. Computer CD-ROM (3)
  275. Décor items (9)
  276. Kitchen towels (2)
  277. Candles (2)
  278. Wedding dress
  279. Corner cabinet
  280. Filing cabinet
  281. Bucket
  282. Pail
  283. Wheel
  284. USB connector
  285. Magazines (7)
  286. Microsoft technical books (5)
  287. Book
  288. Paint jacket
  289. Flip flops
  290. iPod skins (5)
  291. Shoes
  292. Manicure kit
  293. Framed picture
  294. Magazines (6)
  295. Stool
  296. Box of football cards
  297. Plastic tub
  298. calendar
  299. 1977 Reader’s Digest, Fix-it-Yourself Manual
  300. Comforter bedspead
  301. Bedskirt
  302. Painting
  303. Magazines (7)
  304. Phonics books (14)
  305. Archstone-Smith polo shirt
  306. Kara shirts (4)
  307. Desk
  308. Chair
  309. Raiders polo shirt (too large for Nicolas)
  310. 8 CD jewel cases
  311. Planter spill over trap guard mabobthingy
  312. wine bottle cheese board
  313. shoes (2)
  314. sandals
  315. black casual dress shirt
  316. water bottles (3)

6 Responses to “2010 in 2010”

  1. Angel Says:

    Wow! This is the first time I heard of this 2010 in 2010 thing. Seriously, the more I get to know you two, the more grateful I am to have you both in my life. I love your hearts to live on less and give generously; what you are doing is so inspiring for me. Thanks for doing what your doing and sharing bits of yourself with Dan and I.


    1. Thank you for such kind words! It too has been a blessing to have you in our lives as well!

      Nick (and Kara too)


  2. Wow, and whew! I knew you could do it and we are sooo proud of you two. Living more simply is not only good for other reasons…but you have less to take care of and you are free-er to do other things. Enjoy your new freedom. Mom and Dad R

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