33 clothing items for 3 months. That may seem like a lot or a little to some of you, but for me, I just donated half of my wardrobe the other day and still have too much.
After going to Guatemala for a month, I’m realizing how little I actually need, and how the excess in my life is causing me anxiety. So I’ve decided to take on the 333 Project for the next 3 months.
I’m really excited to start going through my closet and choosing my favorite things, then boxing up the rest.
These everyday items are not counted as part of the 33 items – ring, underwear, sleep, in-home lounge wear, and workout clothing. I’m also not counting my winter coat because I live in Minnesota, or my backpack because I’m a student.
Callie Schmidt’s Project 333 List:
- Light-wash denim jeans
- Green jeggings
- Black leggings
- Grey leggings
- Mountain joggers
- Maroon black and teal dress shirt
- Red and black sweater
- Maroon and white sweater
- Teal and black Mexican baja hoodie
- Green sweater
- MN teal and grey quarter-sleeve
- Black long-sleeve shirt
- Teal flannel
- Red and black flannel
- Denim long-sleeve shirt
- Black North Face zip-up
- Green trench coat
- Black and white striped shirt
- Black t-shirt dress
- Grey MN t-shirt
- Black BLM shirt
- Green t-shirt
- Navy and flower long-sleeved romper
- Black t-shirt
- Black and white pattern leggings
- Denim romper
- Black combat boots
- Brown combat boots
- Snow boots
- Patagonia hat
- LYM hats
- UP NORTH beanie
- Guatemala bag
Reflection after finishing:
I feel weird. I had no idea I even had so many clothes. My roommate Angela walked in before she had to leave for work, and she asked how I expected to fit all of my clothes in four boxes. I ended up having to use a small suitcase to pack up some of my shoes I’m not going to wear this season, and I filled up large bag of clothes and shoes to donate to Goodwill.
I feel better. Less anxious, but worried I won’t be able to do it, to actually only wear these items for the next 3 months. I didn’t count the occasional dressy clothes that I might need to wear to journalism conferences because those are special occasions, but I just hope I have enough to account for the crazy changing weather of Minnesota.
I listened to the playlist I made before going to Guatemala, and I think that helped me finish it. I’m excited to see how this changes my perspective on clothes for the next 3 months. I’m excited to see how this changes me.