Over the past two months, I have been decluttering my life both physically and mentally. Part of my minimalism journey, I cleaned out my closet for the fifth or sixth time in two months, I have finally found the right amount of things I need. I decided to look into Project 333 and realized that I can live with this simplicity of a lifestyle and be totally happy!
Project 333 is about having 33 items, from head to toe including accessories for three months!
It was a very simple process to follow and since I live in Florida, I know that the items that I have can go well over the three month period. If and when I decide to purchase more clothes, my rule is to give up an item in exchange for another.
So here is my closet now:
Because I only kept 19 items, I was able to keep all of my shoes which was only nine pairs. (Unfortunately, I had more)
And since I don’t accessorize myself with jewelry. The only jewelry I have is my watch which I take off and one pair of earrings. My necklace and wedding ring I never take off.
I have two pair of pants, two shorts and one dress pants. I wear dresses to work on most days and a pair of jeans or dress pants on another. So that’s 33 items!
Each and every single item serves a daily purpose and it’s less stress when you pick out your clothes in the morning for work. I do have yoga pants for working out, a pair of bathing suit and pajamas which I did not counted as part of the project 333.
Here’s a simple four step guideline:
- EVALUATE YOUR CLOSET
- SEPARATE A LOVE, DONATE & TRASH PILE
- GIVE YOURSELF A FASHION SHOW
- NOT ONLY LOOK, BUT FEEL GOOD TOO!
1- EVALUATE YOUR CLOSET– As hectic as your closet may look, do go through it even if it will take you a couple of days. I know there are clothes in there that you will come across that you haven’t seen since your Uncle Gio’s polka party that you may consider giving away! Be patient and make it fun!
2-SEPARATE A LOVE, DONATE & TRASH PILE-Now the fun begins! Take all your clothes out of your closet and take a moment to enjoy the empty space in your closet and visualize how amazing it will feel with less items! Since I already had nice wooden hangers, I ended up stealing, I mean borrowing the rest from my husband’s closet and nicely organizing my closet to make it look fresh. If that is something you would like to consider, check them out here.
Ok, now that you’ve embrace life’s little things, back to work! Start three piles and begin deciding which item goes into each pile.
The love pile is where pieces of your clothes make you feel comfortable and at your best! You won’t have to think twice about wearing it when interruptions from the donation and trash pile are surrounding it!
The donate pile is for clothes that are still in good condition and still has plenty of life left in someone else’s closet. If items still have tags but you know it’s too small, consider selling it or again, donating it! Giving it away is another option too! I had plenty of clothes that are in good to excellent condition that I ended up giving away. Don’t let this pile turn into the “just in case” pile either!
The trash pile is for clothes that literally has seen better days! If your shoes are talking to you and something may or may not be living inside it, then its gotta go, my friend! As much as I hated throwing away pieces of clothes, I knew that even the top that was once cute is now covered with paint stains and holes. How about turning it into a rag? No. Get rid of it!
3-GIVE YOURSELF A FASHION SHOW– Now that you have cleared out your closet to only the items that you love, start creating combination outfits with your pile of love! You will truly be surprise how many outfits you can come up with!
4-NOT ONLY LOOK, BUT FEEL GOOD TOO!-The best part? It’s all with items that you love!
I hope this was informative and helpful! If you have any questions or comments, feel free to shoot me a message in any of my social media platform!
Please note: If you are not ready for the project 333, that’s ok! don’t deprive yourself by getting rid of clothes that you truly love and that will add value to your daily wardrobe. Don’t feel obligated to accomplish this exact recipe. This is about minimizing and simplifying your lifestyle by decluttering each piece of clothing item you no longer need.