That first experiment involves selecting 33 items of clothing plus accesories for the next three months – October through December. That’s the premise behind Project 333.
I know that may sound extreme, but it’s just an experiment, not a life long commitment. Unless you love the outcome: a smaller, focused selection of the best options in your closet and more time, money and space in your mind.
That’s what appeals to me!
Following the Project 333 guidelines, you choose 33 articles of clothing, outerwear, accessories, jewelry, and shoes. This is your chance to get rid of anything you never wear and everything that doesn’t fit – share, donate, or dispose. Then box up the rest and put it out of sight for the next three months.
I thought this would be easy for me because I’m not a fashionista, I live in a warm climate, and I work at home. I already ditched all the synthetics a few years ago and arrived in Hawai’i with just two suitcases and two carry-ons.
Still, it was a little tricky to whittle my list down from about 45 to 33 not counting underwear, sleepwear, in-home lounge wear and workout clothing. But I realize what I have is already so much. Why not live simply so others may simply live?
I definitely won’t be prepared to go to the Cinderella Ball, but here’s my experimental list for the next 3 months. Please catch me if it’s not 33.
- 1 pair of sandals
- 1 pair of sneakers
- 1 pair of black leggings
- 1 sarong (doubles as scarf)
- 1 computer bag
- 1 small bag
- 1 necklace
- 3 casual dresses
- 1 skirt
- 5 sleeveless tops
- 5 short sleeve tops
- 3 longer sleeve tops
- 3 pairs of pants
- 2 pairs of shorts
- 3 sweaters
- 1 turtleneck
Now, the rule is one new item in, one item out!
There are hundreds of people conducting this experiment whose lives are much more complicated than mine. I have great admiration for their willingness to see that something’s amiss when possessions begin to take over your life.
It’s not too late to get started if you’d care to join!
I’ll be conducting more simplicity experiments in the next 6 months and sharing the process as I go along.
Is your closet overflowing with unnecessary stuff? What do you think about limiting your wardrobe to 33 items for 3 months?
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