Purging your wardrobe with Project 333, an experiment in living with less

It can probably be agreed upon that many of us have too many clothes, wear the same few pieces and/or could be more creative with what we own. Whether it's part of your eventual plan or just a good way to start off a new year, try out Project 333, experiments in living with less to purge your wardrobe, live for 3 months with 33 items, and gain some much-needed closet space. Where to begin? From the Project's site:
When: January 1 – March 31, 2011 (It’s never too late to start so join in anytime!) 
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 or other sentimental piece of jewelry that you never take off, underwear, sleep wear, in-home lounge wear,  and workout clothing (you can only wear your workout clothing to workout. 
How: Choose your 33 items, box up the remainder of your fashion statement, seal it with tape and put it out of site. 
What else: consider that you are creating a wardrobe that you can live, work and play in for three months. Remember that this is not a project in suffering. If your clothes don’t fit or are in poor condition, replace them. 
There's more information available on the Project 333 site. Along with ridding our life of excess "stuff" is remembering to reduce, reuse and recycle/donate properly and not to contribute to the overall problem of waste.


(The creator of the Project is Courtney Carver who maintains a blog called Be More With Less and provides insight into how to embrace minimalism.)