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Project 333

My first month of Project 333.

Project 333

I have participated in Project 333 since April 1st. Wow! This past month has flown by and I am looking forward to the next two months of the project.

Project 333 has been a joy and an easy addition to my life. I think I look better because the clothes I am wearing are my best clothes. My house seems cleaner because my clothes are not all over the place. My dresser is organized and half empty. I even donated a bunch of hangers. I did swap out a sweater for one of my tank tops that was in reserve. Funnily enough I didn’t even realize that my mother in law took the sweater a few weeks ago. Even with only 33 items I had no idea I was short a sweater. Pretty eye-opening. I have not cheated at all. I’m not even tempted.

I’m considering adding one of my kids to the project. How many clothes does a two-year old need? Probably not any more than 33.

I would encourage everyone to try Project 333. It’ll change your outlook on everything.


Everything we possess that is not necessary for life or happiness becomes a burden, and scarcely a day passes that we do not add to it. ~Robert Brault, www.robertbrault.com

As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler; solitude will not be solitude, poverty will not be poverty, nor weakness weakness. ~Henry David Thoreau


About stephanieough

Wife, mom, concerned citizen of the earth. Striving towards intentional living rather than blindly following. Former Education Specialist for a corporation, I have now taken a step back to spend time with my family and work closer to home. Hoping to reduce our waste through refusing, reducing and reusing so that we will not have to recycle as much. Also, I love to explore zero-waste fast food and take pictures of my sucesses. I'm a fan of British comedies like Red Dwarf and Black Adder, Kevin Smith and his movies, Asian food, documentaries, biographies and going to Las Vegas on vacation. If someone told me I could only listen to the Beatles for the rest of my life I would die happy.


11 thoughts on “My first month of Project 333.

  1. I have to agree with you, none of us, adults or children need a huge closet full of clothes. I haven’t counted mine yet, but I don’t have much as I’ve paired down to only what I wear on a regular basis. I’ve been eliminating everything from my home that I haven’t used and feel so much freer now.I love your quotes, I hadn’t heard the one by Robert Brandt before, it gets right to the heart of things.

    Posted by livingsimplyfree | May 3, 2012, 8:12 am
    • All I wanted to do this morning was tear my youngest sons closet apart but I realized there wasn’t time. Maybe Sunday 🙂 Reducing clothes really has a huge impact while decluttering the rest of the home. I’m so glad that I started doing the project.

      Posted by stephanieough | May 3, 2012, 8:35 pm
      • He was spared! I used to wait until my boys’ rooms were too messy for me to ignore, then I would give them a week to clean it up, if they didn’t they knew I would get rid of anything I wanted to. Of course, as they got older they figured out the plan and made sure to only clean up what was important,leaving me to clean the rest. But at least I learned what they valued and knew what I could toss without them getting upset with me. Yes, I’m a little OCD

        Posted by livingsimplyfree | May 3, 2012, 9:18 pm
  2. I was reminded of the awesomeness of Project 333 yesterday when I started packing for a week-long trip and was surprised when I was finished packing after 5 minutes. I just got out a duffel bag and emptied my closet into it. 🙂 Unfortunately, my childrens’ closet isn’t quite so minimal – but we’re working on letting go of stuff after it has been outgrown and not replacing stuff as it gets worn out. I would like to get to a place with my kids that they have only one week’s worth of clothing at any given time – a girl can dream, right?

    Posted by Erin | May 3, 2012, 3:34 pm
  3. Is it like the minimalist concept where you can only have 333 items in the house? I must have missed that post…

    Posted by Jennifer | May 4, 2012, 1:25 pm
    • It’s 33 clothing items for 3 months. Not including underwear, pj’s, workout clothes but including jewelry, jackets and shoes. It’s been great. I think there is a link to my earlier posts at the bottom.

      Posted by stephanieough | May 4, 2012, 4:08 pm
      • I’ll look for it. That sounds like a fun little challenge!

        Posted by Jennifer | May 4, 2012, 6:31 pm
      • It is very eye-opening. I just took three bags of clothes out of my youngest sons closet. He still has around 50 shirts, pants, shoes and jackets. He might only have 33 by Sunday night. 🙂

        Posted by stephanieough | May 4, 2012, 8:44 pm


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