#10 : One, Two, Project 333
I first heard about Project 333 when I was watching a documentary on Netflix called “Minimalism”. The documentary was fantastic and really resonated with me for a multitude of reasons. I highly recommend it! I’ve decided with a move at the end of March looming, I would get to work early. I’ve already started some downsizing some of my belongings but this documentary and Project 333 is pushing me to a new level.
So what is Project 333? Well you can read about it yourself here. But for those who cannot spare a click I’ll give you the tl;dr version. Choose 33 items from your wardrobe and box up everything else for three whole months. That’s pretty much it!
I know I have a ton of clothes that never see the light of day. And luckily, I live in Florida so most of my clothing can be worn year round. In all honesty, I’m kind of excited and I don’t have too many reservations as I prepare to start my Project 333. It’s pretty low risk, since I will not be immediately getting rid of all of the excess clothing. But it’s a great exercise to see how I’d manage with a minimal wardrobe.
But deep down I know, it is easier said than done. But as per Project 333 rules, there are a few items of clothing that won’t count towards my 33 items. This includes the jewelry I never take off, sleepwear, underwear, and workout clothes. Woo! Though it does mention more than once these items should only be used as intended. No jammies or workout clothes unless sleeping or actually working out. And I am already thinking I will be bending the doesnt count rule to include my work shirts of which I only have three. Otherwise, I will try to stay as true to the project rules as possible. Oh shoes, I forgot shoes. Apparently, shoes are supposed to count toward the 33. Eh, we’ll see how that goes tomorrow.
I know it won’t be easy and there will be plenty of tough decisions to be made but I am really looking forward to loving my entire wardrobe. There is nothing more frustrating than staring into my crowded closet and feeling like I don’t own a single thing I like. Project 333 is about downsizing but it’s also about learning how to utilize what you have instead of just constantly acquiring more and more things.