A major purging and reorganizing of my wardrobe is currently underway.
I recently stumbled upon Courtney Carver’s minimalist fashion Project 333 and was immediately intrigued. I mean, come on. She put minimalist and fashion together in one phrase. Two of my favorite words, though not usually together. When it comes to clothes I believe that more is always better. Or so I thought.
Project 333 is a challenge to simplify and dress with less – 33 items for 3 months.
I was incredibly inspired. So much so that I immediately went to my closet to take inventory of my wardrobe. And then the purging process began. I’ve since gone through several rounds of purging and organizing and have 4 big bags of clothing waiting for new homes. I was able to sell some of them (the jeans and jackets) to Crossroads Trading Co., the rest will be donated.
I purge on a pretty regular basis (every couple of months), but this purge session was different. I was finally able to let go of all the things I knew I should have gotten rid of a long time ago but couldn’t. And now it’s finally done. I feel different already. Lighter. And I have clarity. And perhaps for the first time in my life, I don’t feel like I need to buy anything new. In fact I still have too much and will probably be going through another round or two of purging.
I will try to take a few photos of the newly organized closet soon so I can share the before + after difference with you!
I will not be doing Project 333 just yet. Paring down to 33 items is too drastic for me. But this whole purging process has been incredibly liberating and freeing. I’m setting a goal for 2011, to declutter and cut down on waste and excess. What are you hoping to achieve in the new year?