Now it might change in the future because I love buying pieces to add to my wardrobe, but for now while the momentum is here, I am going to use Project 333 to create a capsule wardrobe for myself.
You can find out about Project 333 by clicking on a previous blog post I wrote called, “How I Build My Children’s Capsule Wardrobe Using Project 333.”
I am realizing less is more. More freedom, more joy, more time, more meanful connections, more money, more happiness and more peace.
I still have clothes in my closet that I don’t wear. I want to eliminate the excess in all areas of my life. I can not have material things, wasted time or people draining my energy.
I realize you can be in bondage to things if you are hanging on to them out of fear of letting them go.
If letting go of clothes that doesn’t fit, we do not love and we just don’t wear is hard, then we probably need to evaluate other areas in our lives and examine where are we still holding on to things, people and places that is not adding value.
Deciding what is best for yourself will make your life feel more fullfilling and intentional.
We have been given a gift to choose what’s best for our lives and when we don’t choose what is best, we give our power to choose over to the items, places, and people.
That got me to thinking, maybe I am doing the same thing in other areas of my life as well.
Notice I am only talking about things that doesn’t serve a purpose. We do not have to fear letting go. It can always be replace with something we will actually wear, use, love and is beautiful.
So today, I am giving myself permission choose the items that I love and I am incorperating those items into my capsule wardrobe. I will let go of anything that doesn’t fit, I don’t wear and I do not love!
The PlanThe first thing I did was to create a plan on what items I needed in my capsule wardrobe. I listed out all of the items I wanted to include in my capsule wardrobe, excluding under garments, jewelry and workout clothes. They are not part of my capsule wardrobe.
The 2nd thing I did is divided 33 by the listed categories. I had 10 listed categories. I divided 33 by 10. Each of my categories received at least 3 items. I had 3 items left over and I assigned those items to the categories that needed more items.
This part was fun for me, some categories did not need 3 items, so I assigned those items to another category. For example, I have only one skirt, but I have 3 items assigned to that category. I took the other 2 items and assigned them to my pants category.
Here is what I came up with that I
felt I needed in my capsule wardrobe.
- pants- 6
The 3rd thing I did was declutter! I went through my closet and drawers and removed everything that didn’t fit, I didn’t love and needed to be mended.
That included my clothes, shoes, purses and jewelry. Even though my jewelry is not part of my capsule wardrobe, it needed to be decluttered.
The 4th thing I did was removed the items that I could not donate. I discarded those items and bagged up the rest of my items and took them to my local thrift store.
The 5th thing I did is clean my closet, drawers, swept and mop my floors. There is nothing like having your closet smelling like roses.
Although my clothes wasn’t new, having a clean, neat and organized closet with clothes inside that you absolutely love, makes you feel like you have your own personal mini boutique.
I have to admit, I had more than 33 items that I loved, so I decided to keep them. I stored those items away so that I can change them out for other items in my capsule wardrobe.
I think this will make me feel like I am adding new items in my capsule wardrobe and it will keep me from getting bored with my current capsule wardrobe.
So there you have it, I only kept 33 items in my wardrobe. Maybe in two weeks I will switch out some clothes in my capsule wardrobe and replace them with the clothes I stored away to keep my wardrobe fresh and interesting.
The 6th thing I did was to hang up all of my clothes that I loved and went shopping to replace some pieces that I needed to complete my capsule wardrobe.
I love how neat and organized my closet looked after I decluttered and got rid of the clothes that didn’t fit, I didn’t love and needed mending.
I love walking into my closet every morning, it feels fresh and vibrant and it is very easy to get ready for the day.
These are my 6 steps that I used to create my capsule wardrobe. I hope I have inspired you to create a capsule wardrobe for yourself.
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