This week take into consideration how many things you have in your life. Most Americans have access to a lot of things at work, school, and in the community/neighborhood. For this week we'll focus on home life and our personal possessions that we carry with us throughout the day.
1.) Choose a bag or backpack for the week, and only touch/use what you put in the bag at the beginning of the week. This might include toys, pens, pencils, phone, charger, laptop, water-bottle, and lunch box. Should this include the TV and other "non-essential" appliances? See if you can identify things in your house that you have too many extras for, or that you will probably never use. Why do you think you still have these items? Is there a good enough reason to still keep them?
2.) Select one item a day to donate in a box at the end of the week. How about 2 items, or three items? How about one bag of stuff a day?
3.) Another side of possessions is how many "short-term" possessions we use daily and weekly. Can your family limit itself to one bag of garbage this week? Can you exist for one week without any garbage created at home? How much of your food is packaged in soon-to-be trash? How much stuff do you use and buy that is packaged in soon-to-be trash?
4.) Go on a spending fast and do not buy anything for a week. Can you also include food in this challenge and make do with whatever you bought at the beginning of the week - even if you forgot an ingredient or ran out of one?