Could you live for 3 months with 33 pieces of clothing? Before you exit out, let me give you the elevator pitch of Project 333.
Picture paring down your wardrobe to 33 items, then using these items for 3 months. Underwear, pajamas, workout clothes are all exempt from the number. That’s the short version.
My slogan for the year, Lean in 2014, led me to Courtney Carver‘s Project 333. I did some more googling and Pinterest searches and found there are hundreds of people who are successfully participating in this project.
So, in January, I cleared out my closet to 33 pieces BUT kept everything that was in my drawers and other closets (my jeans, tshirts, sweaters, purses, shoes, and coats).
So what DID I actually clear out? First to go, anything that restrictred my breathing or accentuated my muffin top. Next, blouses, suits, dresses, and items that always seemed to get put back in the closet after trying them on. Last, duplicates — sometimes triplicates — (black slacks, black blouses, denim shirts, etc.).
Something amazing happened these past 3 months: it was actually easier to get dressed in the morning. Everything in my closet fit and I liked wearing them. Interestingly enough, I also found that I dressed less in tshirts and sweats (which is often my uniform).
I am actually looking forward to the next session that starts on April 1st. But, as I learned in a marketing class once, I’m a laggard (slow to enter the market, dislikes change, etc). So, I probably still won’t be able to go ALL in. However, I will actively work on the drawers and other closets to see what else I can put away (or donate).
I posted this early so that you guys can look into the project or your closets to see if you want to join me. WHO IS IN?