I've been procrastinating. I've been reading blogs about de cluttering, minimising, simplifying... but that's as far as I've actually got this new year. It's time to turn off the iPad and actually tackle the wardrobe!
I'm probably late to the party as usual but I came across Project 333 and thought I might give it a try. 33 items from your wardrobe for three months. The rest can be packed away or given away, depending on how brave you are. The 33 includes footwear but not underwear. The rules are there to broken accordingly.
Note that this wardrobe exercise is simply to divert attention from the tricky start I had to de cluttering the kitchen. I woke in a cold sweat one night realising that we had no fewer than 5 teapots! I've managed to part with one. The rest have 'issues' that make it much more difficult to get rid of them. One was a wedding present, one was a birthday gift, one has a filter for loose leaf tea, one is a gorgeous two cup vintage pot with matching cups for heavens sake... Where do I start? The last time I used a pot at all was the latter mentioned vintage one and that was only for myself in the back garden last summer.
So, clothes it is this weekend. A capsule wardrobe in 33 items. I must confess I had a laugh at the many mentions of bags. Those who know me know I hate handbags. I used to get away with big pockets but these days it just isn't cool or practical. It's popular amongst project 333 participants to retain a large shopping tote, a handbag and a clutch. I've never used or owned a clutch in my entire life. So for clutch read 'knitting bag'. Yep that's that one sorted.
I fear the majority of the 33 items will be related to dog walking attire. Do my muddy gaiters count as one item? What about the fact that I alternate between walking shoes because one pair is usually drying out from the day before? Yep that's two more items then.
I'll let you know how I get on.