Project 333 comes with a basic set of rules that you can either stick to rigidly or tailor to suit your own circumstances.
■When: Every three months
■What: 33 items including clothing, accessories, jewellery, outerwear and shoes.
■What not: these items are not counted as part of the 33 items – wedding ring or another sentimental piece of jewellery that you never take off, underwear, sleep wear, in-home lounge wear, and workout clothing (you can only wear your workout clothing to workout)
■How: Choose your 33 items, box up the remainder of your fashion statement, seal it with tape and put it out of sight..
■What else: consider that you are creating a wardrobe that you can live, work and play in for three months. Remember that this is not a project in suffering. If your clothes don’t fit or are in poor condition, replace them.
So I am not counting the workout clothes in the top photograph.
Or this lot .... two pairs of old work jeans, two shirts and one warm and cosy fleecy top for when I am either gardening or cleaning out the chickens. I also have a fleece jacket, a waterproof jacket, a pair of waterproof trousers ... and of course my trusty green wellies.
It may seem like a lot not to count but I have worked out this is the minimum I can get by with and manage to do my 'job' properly. I don't have 'lounge wear' or 'sleep wear' so I don't have to disregard them .... but I do have underwear, which I will be sorting through once I have completed all the clothes to my satisfaction. I am going back to my favourite basics with this too, although it won't need to be counted ... phew ;-)
Today is a No Spend Day