Viewers watch as many households are subject to being stripped of everything they own. Based on a Scandinavian format, this social experiment allows people to embark on a journey of self-discovery as their values and lives change. Every item a household owns is taken away, including furniture, clothing, hygiene products, money, and electronics. The people must go through the regular motions of their lives, including going to work, meeting friends, and maintaining their families. The experiment lasts for 21 days, and each day the people may retrieve one item that they think they cannot live without. Relationships will be strained and tested and perspectives will change drastically as people reacquire their material goods.