So, on my quest for simple living, I’m learning to be more with less. The topic from “One Bite at a Time” this week is to declutter your wardrobe. I actually started this a few weeks ago. It’s no secret that laundry is the bane of my existence. I loathe laundry! My new thinking is that if I have fewer clothes, it will make me launder them more often, and I’ll stay on top of it… none of this loads and loads and loads stuff. Of course, this will only work if I attack my girls’ closets too, but that’s something I’m saving for next week.
About a year ago, I came across the idea of Project 333. The basic premise is that you live on 33 articles of clothing and accessories for 3 months. I know. Scary. (Undergarments and pjs don’t count toward your 33 – so that helps). Anyway, I loved the idea, but WOW that seems drastic. I put the idea on the back burner to mull over now and then.
A few weeks ago, I went through my closet and did a major purge. I just have so many clothes that I either don’t wear or don’t love or that don’t fit right… I needed to let go. So, I went through my closet and it’s looking a lot better. I don’t know what made me decide that now is the time to do Project 333, but I suddenly got the urge to just take the plunge. There’s no time like the present!
So, today, I am working on making my list of 33. This is HARD, y’all. I’m not getting rid of everything. I do plan to donate some, but since I just took three bags of clothes to Goodwill earlier this month, I will probably just be boxing most of my clothes for now to see how it goes. Plus, I have some cooler weather clothes still packed away that I will probably need to switch out at some point.
As I’m working on making my list, I’m realizing I have poor fashion sense. I have all these cute skirts, but I don’t know what tops to put with them… or I have scarves that I really love, but I’m not sure what to wear them with. So, 85% of the time, I end up in jeans and a t-shirt (usually solid). What I really need is a fashion diva to just come in and tell me what works together. Any volunteers? Hmm… maybe not. You’d have to walk through my bedroom to get to my closet, and it’s a disaster.
So, my bite this week is a big one! I’ll keep you posted as to how it goes!