Project 333

On October first, I read about Project 333. Since I was just starting the 100 Thing Challenge, I decided not to take part in this project, as I thought that one project at a time might be better for my sanity.

The basic idea of Project 333 is simple. For 3 months, wear only 33 items of clothing.

333 Project Rules

  • When: October 1 – December 31
  • What: 33 items including clothing, accessories, jewelry, outerwear and shoes.
  • What not: these items are not counted as part of the 33 items – wedding ring, underwear, sleep, in-home lounge wear, and workout clothing (you can only wear your workout clothing to workout)
  • How: over the next two months, outline your 33 items, by the 1st of October, box up the remainder of your fashion statement, seal it with tape and put it out of sight.
  • What else: consider that you are creating a wardrobe that you can live, work and play in for three months. If you purchase items for project 333, stick with the one in, two out approach. Consider the essentials and stick to 33.
  • (For more details, check it out.)

I’ve already been doing this!

The rules are pretty simple, and I feel that they provide quite a bit of flexibility. As I wrapped up the 100 Thing Challenge I realized that I had only worn 40 clothing items all month long. Of course, this includes 5 items that aren’t counted in Project 333 (PJ’s, underwear, socks, and gym clothes), which brings down my total to only 35. I could easily drop my second doo rag and a pair of boots and be at only 33 items.

There are a lot of people trying Project 333

While I won’t be taking part in the project, there are a lot of people who are.
Joshua Becker
almost 400 other people!

You can join in!

It’s not too late to join in the fun. The rules are simple and the experience is well worth it. Since you’re not getting ride of anything, only boxing it up and hiding it out of sight, there is nothing to worry about. If you do need something, it will be available to you. Will you give it a try?

2 thoughts on “Project 333

    • Matthew says:

      It’s amazing how we can hold on to clothes, even when we know that they won’t be worn again (even if we’re hopeful). Be strong and you might surprise yourself! Let me know how you fare.

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