Day Zero Project: 101 Things in 1,001 Days @dayzero

Day Zero Project ~

Day Zero Project

This year for New Year I decided to try something new, The Day Zero Project. I think that we have all set up New Year’s resolutions, but I have so many things that I would like to get accomplished that it is really hard to set up just one. Plus, many of the things that I would like to do will probably take more than a year. Day Zero Project allows you to set up long term goals like the one I am going to try: 101 Things In 1,001 Days.

Day Zero Project: 101 Things in 1,001 Days

Here is the list that I created on Day Zero Project that I would like to create in 1,001 days…

  1. Put mulch around the bushes and trees in my front yard
  2. Plant a tree on Earth Day {April 22nd}
  3. Reach my goal weight on Nutrisystem
  4. Learn basic conversation skills in a new language
  5. Brush up on French and Spanish
  6. Buy a lottery ticket
  7. Go to a concert
  8. Repaint the hall
  9. Repaint the foyer
  10. DIY project with all my old concert tickets
  11. Make a list of 100 reasons why I love my husband
  12. Make a list of 100 reasons why I love my daughter
  13. Have a girl’s day with my daughter
  14. Get my hair highlighted
  15. Get my nails done
  16. Eat at a new restaurant
  17. Watch my daughter get her Driver’s License
  18. Make an emergency kit for the basement in case of a tornado
  19. Have dinner by candlelight
  20. Establish an emergency fund
  21. Install tile on the foyer stairs
  22. Make a quilt out of all my old tshirts
  23. Can my own vegetables
  24. Learn how to use a pressure cooker
  25. Learn how to use a dehydrator
  26. Reorganize this list
  27. Organize our book collection
  28. Grow my Facebook following to 15,000
  29. Grow my Twitter following to 10,000
  30. Start a wine collection
  31. Get a grill
  32. Build a patio
  33. Get a new bed
  34. Get our daughter a new bed
  35. Purchase a used truck {to use for home DIY projects}
  36. Go to Pigeon Forge
  37. Organize our kitchen cabinets
  38. Go to an auction
  39. Take down the Christmas decorations
  40. Encourage someone to create their own 101 in 1001 list
  41. Alphabetize our DVDs
  42. Alphabetize our CDs
  43. Tile the kitchen backsplash
  44. Redo the kitchen counters
  45. Get a new refrigerator
  46. Get a new stove
  47. Get a new dishwasher
  48. Get my husband to install lighting over the kitchen sink
  49. Install a doggie door in the foyer door to the basement
  50. Move the table in the kitchen to the basement to be used as a game table
  51. Get a new table and chairs for the kitchen
  52. Get a new livingroom suit
  53. Pay off the HHR
  54. Pressure wash the house
  55. Get someone to fix the loose piece of vinyl siding on the side of the house
  56. Plant Crepe Myrtles down the sides of the house
  57. Create a Media Kit for Cheap Is The *New* Classy
  58. Buy hosting for Eat Play Rock
  59. Launch Eat Play Rock to the public
  60. Publish my first article to Eat Play Rock
  61. Do a cool interview for Eat Play Rock
  62. Install new flooring in the foyer
  63. Install new flooring in the main bathroom
  64. Clean out the basement
  65. Move my office into our bedroom
  66. Paint the new office
  67. Paint the small bathroom adjoining the office
  68. Move our bedroom into the basement
  69. Paint one wall of the new office in chalkboard paint
  70. Move the turtle from my daughter’s bedroom to the office
  71. Go on a vacation with only my husband
  72. Read the Chronicles of Narnia
  73. Finally finish reading Duma Key
  74. Repaint the patio furniture set
  75. Create a mosaic art piece
  76. Go to a fleamarket we haven’t been to before
  77. Buy something cool at the fleamarket
  78. Watch 2 movies back to back at the movie theater
  79. Spend an entire day at Starbucks writing
  80. Visit a nature/science center or museum
  81. Go to a zoo
  82. Go to an aquarium
  83. Set up a frog tank
  84. Find a pretty rug for the hall
  85. Join the new Myspace when it launches
  86. Get an Instagram account
  87. Learn how to use Instagram on my smartphone
  88. Take some classes that will help me be a better blogger
  89. Clean out the area under the deck
  90. Get the hot tub in working order
  91. Get an Air Hockey table for the basement
  92. Go to the beach
  93. Visit Charleston S.C.
  94. Finish watching the entire series of Beverly Hills 90210
  95. Watch the entire Friends series
  96. Win a sweepstakes for something I really want
  97. Take an entire day off from the blog
  98. Organize the pantry
  99. Help my daughter find her first job
  100. Save $10 for every goal completed
  101. Use the $10 for every goal completed for a vacation

Make Your Own Day Zero Project

If you are like me and you like planning, deadlines and lists, the Day Zero Project might be for you. Day Zero Project also has other lists that you can sign up to be part of. I just chose this one to start with. We will see how this one goes first, haha! I think that lists are great to hold people accountable and remind people of their goals. I will try to update my Day Zero Project list monthly to let you guys know how I am doing {and for personal accountability}. I am not sure if I know anyone else who used Day Zero Project, but if any of you want to join me, I would love to hear how your goal-attaining is going!

Make lists. Get stuff done. I have until 9/28/15 to get these goals accomplished. Wish me luck!

About Dawn McAlexander

Dawn is a full time travel and lifestyle blogger. Besides Cheap Is The New Classy, she also owns and writes for, an entertainment site. Her interests include traveling, home decor, DIY projects, organizing her home and enjoying a nice cup of coffee {or two}. She currently resides in North Carolina with her dog, Daisy.


  1. I love posts like this! It’s always good to do something publicly to feel accountable for it! Good luck!

  2. I like the long term aspect of these goals! It seems like a good way to put down all the things you want to do, sometimes I forget about things, or only finish a project half way (my front door is primed but not painted) and I think having a list to “nag” me would be a great motivator for getting things finished. It’s great being able to cross something off a list!

  3. I am going to do Day Zero project too, I am just trying to fill in 101 things now ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m excited to make this a productive year!

  4. Jessica Taylor says:

    I am going to start the Day Zero Project today, I just need to fill in 101 goals. I’m excited to make this year a productive one!

  5. I just clicked the link and I fully intended to … maybe… participate in this too! It would be great to have some goals for the year other than to make it go better than last year ๐Ÿ™‚ Good luck with yours!

  6. I love the idea of saving $10 for every goal accomplished! What a great motivation! I’m working on a list of things I need to accomplish! It’s always great to see someone else working on accomplishing their goals!

  7. I am just finishing up my bucket list for 2013, I love your items!

  8. Love your idea of paying yourself to go towards a vacation. That’s quite the list but some sound very fun and others I hope you can accomplish, good luck with the sweepstakes!

  9. I love your list and love this idea. It seems like by listing them they would be easier to achieve and just check off when accomplished. I love this idea.

  10. I love lists… well, what I really love is crossing things off of a list@ Hope you get to cross all of your off. ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. That looks like nice list. Hope you get it all done, call me for the zoo, I love it there.

  12. Your list made me excited, but tired ๐Ÿ™‚ Good luck!

  13. Katie Hinderer did this as well. Its amazing how much more you can accomplish when you have the timing and list laid out!

  14. What an inspiration! Good luck & I look forward to seeing the success of it!

  15. Kelley Johnsen says:

    I love your list. I will think about doing something similar, I am not sure I could fill 101 slots though, LOL.


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