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De-cluttering, Project 333

De-cluttering, donating and readjusting after Project 333.

Project 333

It’s been almost three weeks since my three months doing Project 333 ended.

The decluttering has to continue. Slowly bags of unneccessary clothes and other items are leaving the house. The pace has to speed up though.

My first three months of Project 333 ended on Canada Day. I immediately went through the boxed up extra clothes and accessories. What started as four bins ended up as two. One bin worth of crap was donated. Another bins worth of stuff was reincorporated into my wardrobe. The last two bins were packed up to live once again in the garage.

I still plan on donating more of my clothes. After trying on items that were stored, I realized I don’t like a lot of them. They don’t look good on me or reflect my style. I will have to find a few more casual clothes to replace them. No t-shirts or khaki capris.

My work clothes need to be supplemented soon. None of my clothes for work really suit or flatter me. I did learn through the challenge that I can’t survive on only 5 work items. I mean that I CAN…but I can’t. I had to do laundry almost everyday. That is NOT environmentally friendly. So more is better sometimes.

I will start appreciating my jewelry more and try hard to wear it occasionally. If I do the project for another three months I will not be including jewelry. That’s not my problem. It’s too many clothes. Too many unflattering clothes that end up on the floor instead of put away or in the hamper.

I only have one body. It doesn’t really need that much.

So participating in Project 333 has really opened my eyes to what I really need and want. Hopefully my wants won’t win out as much now.

Stephanie

There are two ways to be rich: One is by acquiring much, and the other is by desiring little. -Jackie French Koller

“Less is a possibility.”
– Douglas Coupland

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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.

Discussion

2 thoughts on “De-cluttering, donating and readjusting after Project 333.

  1. I recently went through my clothes and donated everything that didn’t fit right or I didn’t really care for. I’m left with very little. I did go through my jewelry as well, and now can at least find what including the matching earring that I usually couldn’t find.

    Posted by livingsimplyfree | July 18, 2012, 9:59 pm
  2. I have so much respect for this project!!

    Posted by Jennifer | July 19, 2012, 4:23 am

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