You can do it, too. Assaya Barrette:
A few months ago, after my father passed away, I decided to challenge myself to buy nothing new for 200 days. Emptying out my dad’s old apartment motivated me. The volume of stuff we had to dispose of shocked me to my core. I felt that I had to change my lifestyle realize how dreadfully temporary ownership is of any material. I decided to downsize my possessions and only buy secondhand items, or borrow, for 200 days.
Great list of options; difficult to implement.