99 Things

A friend suggested I publish a follow up to my downsizing piece with a list of things I own to demonstrate that a normal person can live comfortably with less than 100 items.

I’m not suggesting that 100 is a magic number or an upper limit. That number will vary based on your lifestyle. I happen to have exactly 99 things, which sounds way cooler than 98 or 106 and made easy work of picking a title for this post.

The exact figures for me are 53 unique items and 99 total items – I own more than one of some things, as indicated below. The bulk of my stuff is clothing. The only items I did not include in this list are boxers and socks.

Technology

  1. Macbook Air
  2. MagSafe Charger
  3. Macbook Air sleeve
  4. OnePlus One
  5. USB to Micro-USB
  6. Spire
  7. Fitbit Charge HR
  8. Fitbit Aria
  9. DSLR
  10. Polaroid

Toiletries

  1. Deodarant (2x)
  2. Cologne (2x)
  3. Toothbrush
  4. Toothpaste
  5. Listerine
  6. Razor
  7. Shaving cream
  8. Hairbrush
  9. Q-Tips
  10. Toileteries travel bag
  11. Kitchen
  12. Soylent shaker bottle
  13. Plates (2x)
  14. Bowls (2x)
  15. Cups (6x)
  16. Utensils (shared with housemates)
  17. Water Boiler
  18. Slow cooker

Accessories

  1. Sunglasses
  2. Watch
  3. Keychain
  4. Backpack
  5. Pencils (3x)
  6. Wrist running weights
  7. Body tape measure
  8. Desk chair

Clothing

  1. T-shirts (9x)
  2. V-neck shirts (6x)
  3. Shorts (2x)
  4. Jeans (4x)
  5. Suit
  6. Business professional dress shirts (4x)
  7. Business casual dress shirts (6x)
  8. Sweaters (6x)
  9. Pants (2x)

Outerwear

  1. North Face jacket
  2. Winter coat
  3. Hoodies (3x)

Shoes

  1. Casual shoes (1x)
  2. Winter boots (2x)
  3. Formal shoes (3x)
  4. Sneakers
  5. Flip flops
  6. Boat shoes

Click to read the original story of how I got rid of over 150 pounds of stuff