Project 333 (pronounced project three thirty three), is an intriguing book written by Courtney Carver. She guides us through how to temporarily downsize our wardrobe to just 33 items for 3 months (not including underwear, workout gear or sentimental jewellery that you wear each day like your wedding ring). It’s a very unique approach to learning how to live with less, and mentions unexpected bonuses such as reduced decision fatigue and an increase in confidence and end to the age old exclamation of “I have nothing to wear”.
When I first heard the concept, I was like “oh how interesting”. I then downloaded the audio book and by the time I was a third of the way through I was like “ahhh no effing way can I do this”. I then realised that I needed something drastic to curb my fast fashion bargain buying ways, and that I, like most women, really do only wear 20% of my wardrobe 80% of the time.
I am sick of my cupboards (yes, plural) and drawers bulging at the seams, and I realised the reason I don’t put my clean clothes away immediately is because I can no longer handle the battle of trying to shove them in. I have recently lost 16 kgs (woohoo!!) so my wardrobe is a mix of my “big girl clothes” and the clothes that I finally fit back into, but everything is feeling old and tired and I desperately want a whole new wardrobe, but for some stupid reason I can’t part with the old, worn out clothes that I own. How strange, especially when most of them were super cheap and don’t hold any significant sentimental value.
I started having conversations about the book and that I was thinking about attempting the project and so many people were asking me to let them know how I went…..hence the birth of this blog! I intend on being brutally honest about my progress and I’m counting on you, my faithful readers to be my accountability partners in this somewhat obscure adventure….I can guarantee there will be many laughs along the way, and probably a few swear words too….so join me, on my new quest for a curated wardrobe that I love and that no longer stresses me out.