A few weeks ago I received an email from a precious friend, Karla. It was about theproject333.com. The gist of this project is to work your closet down to 33 items including clothes, shoes, jewelry, sunglasses, purse. You donate, trash, or box up all your other clothes. And you keep only the favorite chosen 33 items to wear for 3 months. I am not really sure what happens after these 3 months as far as the projects’ ‘official’ plans go. All I know is I had to clean out my closet and try this!
Over the next week, I began to pull items out of my closet that I loved, as well as, items I hadn’t worn in over a year, items that needed to be trashed, and items that I wanted to keep but didn’t know why. The next weekend, I decided to jump all in. I pulled clothes out and boxed them up, trashed ones with holes or bleach stains, and sent them on to better places. I worked my clothes down to 40 items! I have been wearing my new wardrobe for a little over a week. And so far, all I feel is more creativity! Pairing pieces together that I never would have thought about simply because I always go to my old faithful standbys. I plan on swapping clothes out on July 1 for a ‘new’ summer wardrobe of 40 (or maybe 33) pieces!
After I finished my closet, Chris jumped in and did his. He didn’t really have a set number he was going for – just a clean out to keep only the things he loves or needs. Our closet is beautiful! Our clothing has space in between our clothes now- instead of all of them being crammed together. I can see all of my shoes. I have a shelf for a hat, a belt, and a scarf. There is space and beauty.
After doing this, I had the crazy idea to do this in my entire house! Ha! Extreme much? I knew this couldn’t happen over night, but I got a plan. I started with the boys’ room, then the girls’ room, then the play room. The play room is currently in progress. The girls’ room in complete. The boys’ room is complete, but majorly lacking the ‘polished’ finish that I have in mind. But, the junk is gone! I will update with the kids’ rooms. And eventually the play room turned home school room.
All I know is that house work and chores are already waaaayyy easier to do because there isn’t putting away of all the junk we used to have!
Have you done a major clean out? Do you want or are you overwhelmed?! Let me know!! You can do this!!
Also, for more inspiration, check out un-fancy.com. Caroline Joy is a dear friend of my sister, and she just launched this website all on building a capsule wardrobe! She is too cute!