Minimalist PH 101: PROJECT 333

By Teresa Gueco - February 22, 2020



I’ve written in my previous blog post that I will be taking the Project 333 this year and here it is.

I decided to take on the Project 333 since purging clothes was not enough for me. I started purging using Konmari Method last year and it really help me and then I ended up wanting more. More of less.

If my goal last year is to lessen my belongings and have an empty corner, my goal this year is to let go of anything that I no longer use. Last year while using Konmari Method I was able to identify the things that spark joy and then I realized that some of the things that spark joy wasn’t even that useful, yes they give me joy but I rarely use them.

So this year I will be more strict and will only leave the things that I really use and at the same time sparks joy to me.

RULES:
All clothing, accessories, jewelry, outerwear, and shoes count towards your number. Exceptions include wedding rings, underwear, sleepwear, in-home loungewear, and workout clothing. 

HOW I STARTED

I decided to use the invisible box method while doing this. When I purged my stack of clothing I went on and dump all the excess stuff inside a cardboard box. Choosing only 33 pieces of clothing is super hard for me because I really am a fashionista wannabe. I enjoy dressing up even though I always end up with my comfy clothes. I even had to let go, or at least put them inside the box, some of my beloved clothing pieces that I am really fond of because I don’t think I’ll be able to use them that frequent, hence the decision to forego them.

THE PROCESS

Actually the process was easier than starting this whole challenge. I think it’s the fact that my chosen pieces were my comfy and go-to outfits so I am most comfortable with them. Most of my 33 pieces of clothing are in monochrome spectrum and I have 3 hoodies that I really enjoy, and the slacks were super helpful too.

When I started this challenge I was just about to return to work after 2 weeks of me being sick which required me to wear long sleeves tops for the following weeks and I survived it.

RESULT

To be honest I only have pros as end results for this.

It actually made getting really a lot easier for me. Looking back, I always spend more than half an hour to choose what to wear every single time but now I can say that having limited pieces of clothing is not a limit at all. Second, the amount of my laundry decreased and I am not complaining although I have to do my laundry every week since I will definitely run out of clothes to wear if I let them stay in the bin that long.


TIPS
1. In choosing the 33 pieces make sure that it is something you are comfortable and that you really use them frequently.
2. Make sure that you have at least one kind of item that can be used in different occasions.
3. Plain pieces will always be a safe choice and it’s great for mixing your clothes.
4. Add a simple accessories that will hype you up.





In conclusion, I think this is something you need to try to further your learnings and experiences.




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