March: Project 333
For the month of March, I'll be setting up a project which I will be making use of for April, May & June.
I was inspired a couple of months ago by "Minimalism" the documentary on Netflix. Living a life with only the things that truly add value spoke to me like never before. I had also been reading up on Kon Mari and decided it was time for a change.
My husband & I two months ago donated of 100lbs of clothes from our closets. We kept only what fit well, brought us joy and added value to our lives. Imagine a wardrobe wear every piece is your favorite. That was our goal.
Now, I noticed there was still room for improvement, so that's where this project comes into play. The idea is that you have 33 articles of clothing (including accessories!) of which you can wear for three months. You can google Project 333 to get a more detailed look at the rules.
This is quite a task, but I'm up for it. & I'm wondering who's with me? I'll be posting in segments, so it'll be easy to follow along for anyone willing to give it a try.
1- Cleaning out your closet- I've already done this part, but next Wednesday I'll post about how I did it and my tips and tricks for a successful go at it
2- Donating your items- Should you resell your items? Try a secondhand shop? Just go to goodwill? I did about every option you can think of, and the following Wednesday I'll provide my thoughts on each.
3- Project 333 The Essentials- The following Wednesday I'll discuss the essentials of keeping a minimalist wardrobe, and how I'm planning my 33 items carefully
4- My Wardrobe- The following Wednesday I'll present my items along with the versatility in options. If you join me, make sure you send me yours!
Then I will check in at least once a month to discuss how it's going. Are you in?!
I think it's important to not just blindly consume for the sake of consumption. Every purchase is an act of will, and therefore a moral act. Each decision we make to hold on or let go, affects us. I think it would radically change my life and make me a better person if I were more intentional with not only what I consumed but the items I have in my house. If I lived closer to what I really need and what is useful to me, I might just find greater happiness. I believe that the more freedom you have from created things, the freer you are as a person. We'll see how it goes!