I never really saw myself as the type of woman who needed a lot of things. Many times in my life I’ve gone without what most consider “necessity” and have been content. When I first read about Project 333 I thought, “I can do that, no problem”. It was a genius concept that was right up my alley. “33 items per season? Ha! Easy! I doubt I even have 33 items for a season.” Boy was I wrong.
Here is my attempt at Project 333 and what worked for ME. Please go to their website (http://theproject333.com) to read more about the heart behind this and help with getting started. As always, find what works for YOU.
I started out today by deciding what I would not count in my 33. Undergarments, workout clothes, and pj’s were a given. I decided not to count shoes, jewelry, or accessories my first time around. Also, for work I need to wear specific blouses with the company logo on them (so they’re not versatile at all) and I will not count those.
The rest on my clothes went on the bed where I sorted them into piles.
I took pictures of and hung up each “keep for summer” item. I folded and placed in appropriate bags “keep, not summer” and “give away” items. Then I was left with that horrible pile.
It took me a little bit to get through this pile, but I did it. Now all that was left was to count.
And the new grand total is…
Not quite there, but definitely an improvement. My goal over the next 3 months is to slowly update my wardrobe. Carefully choosing quality, versatile items. As a new item comes in, an old item MUST leave. By next season I hope to be closer to 33 when I do my wardrobe season switch.
Here are my “37”
How about you? Are you into minimalist closet? Have you tried Project 333? What closet/wardrobe challenges have you done or attempted?