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Have you heard of Project 333? The basic idea is, for 3 months you choose only 33 pieces of clothing to wear. Over the past few days I have been giving my clothes a lot of thought. I have always struggled with having a closet full of clothes and nothing to wear. Can anyone relate? But, doesn’t that seem a little bit ridiculous? I mean, if my closet is full, shouldn’t I have something good to wear?
Well, it’s that time of year where I have to pull out the Rubbermaid totes of winter clothes and switch out for the season. I really dread this time of year because it’s so much work! I decided, you know what? I’m done with this. Multiple outfits to wear is a blessing, not a curse! Although, in our first world, it’s become something of a curse.
So, I happened to come across Courtney Carver and her Be More With Less website. Oh my word, it spoke to me right on time. She talks about Project 333 and I thought I could give it a try. If you’d like to read her exact article on it with all the rules, you can find it here.
I went through all my clothes and I couldn’t even come up with 33 pieces I love. Only 28! Now, I’m not following the rules 100%- I didn’t count purses or shoes, which technically you should count. But, I’m not ready to limit those accessories. Clothes, yes. Shoes, not yet…
It has been so freeing. I have it all hanging in my closet and it’s amazing to see outfits easily. Of course, as I’m looking on Instagram with the #Project333, all these smart, beautiful people have all matching clothes. Mostly black, white and denim. Well, I don’t have that kind of luck. However, I can say anything that is in my closet right now I love the way it looks on me. I can see my style is mostly plaid, stripes and solids.
So, I encourage you to have a new perspective on your closet. Would you like to research it more? I get too stressed out when I feel I have to follow a formula or too many rules. But, we’re all different and that’s what makes the world go round, right?
Want to Know More:
If you’re a visual person, I found this article by Simply + Fiercely to be great. She shows pictures of all the clothes she uses in Project 333 to give an idea.
Also, if you’d like to see how I’m doing with Project 333, you can follow me on Instagram, I’m posting my outfits on there to show how doable this really is. I’ve been talking with other ladies on Instagram who have used #Project333 in their posts and it’s been so encouraging. That’s something else that’s new, I’ve never posted on a stranger’s account before. It shocked me how friendly everyone has been!
A note on posting on Instagram. I have never been one to post often on social media, especially not pictures of me! So, this is kind of scary! I do feel like it’s for the greater good, though (which to me sounds shallow, but it is what it is). Also, I think it will help keep me accountable to the project. Because, of course, since I have the items in place already, I have this urge to go shopping. The thing is I don’t need anything, so why buy more?
Do you want to know more about how I started my Minimalist journey? You can read about it here: How I Downsized My Lifestyle and Accidentally Found Freedom.
How about you? Have you heard of Project 333 before? Are you thinking about giving it a try? Do you have any questions about it? Ask me in the comments below!
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