What is Project 333?
Well it started out last year when Courtney Carver of Be more with Less decided it was a good idea to create more space, one of the places to start is your closet. There are several inspiration trends right now that are focusing on not just a minimal lifestyle but minimal clothing. My personal interpretation of this is “Clothes do not make the women” and “long term sustainability means buy less stuff“.
One Dress Project – Kirsty Powell
The Uniform Project – Sheena Matheiksen
Back to Project 333 – The Guidelines
- 33 items including clothing, accessories, jewelry outwear and shoes
- not included wedding ring, underwear, sleep, in-home lounge wear, and workout clothing (you can only wear your workout clothing to workout)
- everything else gets boxed up and stored
I have been working on really minimizing my “stuff” for about a year. I have already done several runs through my closet. I am sure that I have already been working with less than 33 items, but now they are counted.
The biggest things was last summer when I lost some weight, I never wanted to be able to gain it back, so I got rid of all my FAT clothes. I do have some winter or summer only clothes and I have a few things that are still a little too tight to wear but that I like. Since it is still winter, I picked clothes based on that, I think that I will be able to wear this combination of clothes until the end of April. I’ll trade out for my summer clothes then. So two months from the clothes I picked today.
Here is the list as of today:
5(10) – blouse sets (shirt and cami)
6 – Sweaters
5 – Blouses
2 – Dress Pants
1 – jean
4 – Capri pants
1 – winter gear (hat,scarf,mittens)
1 – Coat
1 – Dress Shoes
1 – Winter boots
There are actually more blouses than I would normally wear, but I know that I will be traveling and training for several weeks in the next 2 months. I am going to add in an additional guideline, if I buy something new during the next 2 months, then I must remove minimum of one item, but preferable two.