Minimalist: How did Project 333 help me

“I’m trying to pare down decisions. I don’t want to make decisions about what I’m eating or wearing. Because I have too many other decisions to make.”

-Barrack Obama
pile of clothes for project 333
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What Is Project 333?

This Project 333 is part of practicing minimalism. It is a kind of fashion challenge that you will do in 3 months with 33 pieces of clothing including shoes and accessories.

You can also customize the project into choosing just clothes and shoes if you are not yet ready to declutter your accessories. 

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Why Project 333?

This is not a new concept at all practicing it will give you benefits and helps you to really focus on what is important.

  • Quality vs Quantity

It will help improve your wardrobe as to own quality pieces that are timeless and how to avoid fast fashion that only occupies your cabinet.

  • Less Time Choosing Clothes

Have you notice your actions how long it takes for you to decide which clothes to wear and ending up with the same clothes again.

Also that you are almost late for your appointment because you can’t decide on what clothes to wear.

  • More time on important matters.

Your energy is not wasted on choosing clothes and you get to give more time and attention to what really matters especially decision making.

  • Spend less on clothes.

You know how shops trick us into having too many sales and you end up buying it because it’s on sale even if you don’t really need it. 

But with Project 333 there is contentment in what you have aside from being able to save money from buying clothes.

  • Detachment in material things.

You’ll realize how your attention will shift in owning less clothing and that there is happiness with fewer pieces.

Project 333

Project 333 For Me

Everyday in our lives we have a lot of decision making to do it starts from what to wear, what to eat, where to eat and more important decision makings especially at work and for me.

I want the other aspects of my life not to dwell much on it like what I will wear and what I will eat. Just like how successful people practices building habits we can all learn from the likes of Barrack Obama wearing a Blue or Gray suit, Mark Zuckerberg a Gray shirt, and late Steve Jobs a black turtle neck and jeans.

After watching vlogs and listening to podcasts about minimalism and why successful people prefer to wear the same color it is about time for me to do this challenge and to help me focus on what is more important.

In my case, I did not include my running clothes and running shoes because I am not yet ready to declutter those and as I run and workout almost every day I knew that I needed them.

The Reasons I Tried Project 333

  • The need to declutter
  • Im no longer interested with fast fashion
  • Im leaning towards minimalism and less is more
  • It saves time and money

I logged everything that I wear for easier reference and honestly, it made me feel accomplished that having 33 pieces of clothing to wear is not bad after all.

Although my clothing is not of the same color the important thing is I reach my objective of decluttering, a mantra that I have enough clothes, and I don’t need to worry about what I should be wearing.

Project 333 and Plant-based Eating

Relating my lifestyle with Project 333 is, I realize how I do not want to complicate things especially in the kitchen. I want to create direct, easy, and healthy plant-based recipes.

Feel free to try my uncomplicated and healthy meals for everyone who is busy having a day job, running a business, or if you have a family. All recipes are made from the heart, budget-friendly, and not time-consuming.

If you want to try this Project 333 just sign up to my mailing list and I’ll send you a printable tracker for this project. Let me know your experience and also it’s okay if you exceed 33 items of clothing if you really love it and its something special go keep it 🙂

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37 thoughts on “Minimalist: How did Project 333 help me

  1. This is great! I love this concept! I go through my close every few months but it is so hard to let things go! I don’t think I could get it down to 33 pieces.. maybe one day! Good for you though!

  2. I love this challenge. Such an amazing way to simplify and declutter your life. I miss the days of wearing a simple uniform when these choices were so easy.

  3. Very interesting! I’ve been wanting to declutter my closet, but the hard part so far has been finding my personal sense of fashion and fit. My biggest fear is that I’ll give away 80% of my clothes, and then not feel comfortable or be able to match the clothes I kept because I didn’t choose properly. It’s a surprisingly existential issue lol

    1. Thank you Emmeline, I think it will help to work around and choose your fave clothes first, its funny because we can never have enough clothes I feel you on that, but when you give this a try you will feel accomplish 🙂

  4. I loved this!! I’ve been going down the minimalist rabbit hole with videos and podcasts so this post is perfect. You’ve inspired me to want to try project 333!

    1. Thanks Sofi, Its really great to try and reflect on how many clothes we have and do we really need them all. Let me know when you try Project 333

  5. Great idea! I love the concept of going more minimalist, but with clothes, it’s so hard for me since I love them. I don’t shop as much anymore and I’m really working hard on that, but I can’t let go of the ones I have! Hahaha. Still, this strengthened my resolve to not add to my collection, no matter how cute the clothes might seem. Thanks so much for sharing this!

  6. I love the idea of Project 333. I am one of those people who have lots of clothe in my closet but end up wearing the same things over and over. Not sure why it’s hard to let go of what I already have, but I’m trying to embrace minimalist ideas!

  7. Interesting. I’ve never heard of project 333, but it sounds like an awesome way to get rid of clothing! I think I’m going to try and do this for fall! Thanks so much for sharing!

  8. Very interesting concept. I never thought about how many pieces of clothing I own, but I do go through my clothes after each season. For fall, I will see what I can get rid of. I have to start somewhere, right?

  9. I love the sound of just picking out 33 bits of clothing to wear, I feel like it would definitely show you that you don’t really need that many clothes! I’m trying to move away from fast fashion too, and I feel much better when I have decluttered and sorted out my draws and wardrobe!

    Chloe xx

  10. This is interesting, I might need to try it! I try to buy second hand clothes and regularly declutter my wardrobe, but there’s always too much stuff.

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