Project 333

by Emma Dibaja on July 24, 2014

I’m sure that a lot of you are faced with the same issue as I am: A closet full of clothes yet nothing to wear. This is even more troublesome when you have to go to work in the morning and you didn’t have the energy to plan an outfit for the following day in advance and thought that “Hey, it’s summer. I can just throw on a dress and off I go.” Wrong. It’s never that easy. And here’s the hard part. What do you do when you simply don’t have the time to plan ahead? Utter disaster.

Now, as a new mother of two, a toddler and a baby, I definitely don’t have a lot of time to think about what I wear. But at the same time I like to put on nice clothes for the day. So I started to think, what is the main problem I face? Too many clothes. Solution: To try purging my closet. So I started reading more about this concept of cleaning out your wardrobe for easier and simpler living. I was very skeptical whether this could actually work, but after reading more about it, it does sound pretty solid. And thus Project 333 has become my project (or at least attempt).

The idea is to live with only 33 items every 3 months, rotating a new set of 33 items four times a year.  These 33 items must include everything: tops, pants, dresses, skirts, shoes, jackets and accessories (it excludes night, sports and underwear). I’m a bit of a clothes horse, so the idea of limiting my wardrobe to so few items scares me, but at the same time I’m a busy full-time mom who is desperate for simplicity, efficiency and practicality in any way possible.

I will start my Project 333 this weekend. I’ll keep you posted on how I get started.

Anybody else up for the challenge? ;)

{ 1 comment }

Roberto July 27, 2014 at 10:32 am

Actually, this issue applies to both woman and man, and it is real! I never find the suitable cloths for certain occasions or out going. I do not understand the secret behind it! I always feel short of cloths, as if I have nothing. The same is with my wife who keeps on buying more items, driving me mad.

I’ll put project 333 to test!

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