New School Year, Less Stuff | Ways to Minimize Your Wardrobe

Recently I became a little obsessed with the idea of becoming a minimalist. I have been watching countless documentaries and reading stories about different individuals inviting minimalism into their daily lives. And while all the stories were very inspiring, I kind of love my belongings… a lot.

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The whole process just seemed very overwhelming and I didn’t know where to start or how it would benefit me until I watched a documentary on Netflix called “Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things.” The stars of the documentary, Josh and Ryan, really get to the heart of why they chose minimalism and why you should too. They explained that minimalism is so much more than just getting rid of your things. It’s about finding and keeping only the items that truly matter to you; making sure you don’t get caught up in the act of consumption and always wanting more. It’s about learning to live in the moment with only what you need.


In the documentary, writer/photographer Courtney Carver mentioned “Project 333” which is a minimalist fashion challenge that encourages you to pick 33 items of clothing and dress with those items only for 3 months. The 33 items include bottoms, tops, jackets, shoes and accessories. This project seems like an amazing way to start the journey to becoming a minimalist because it’s almost like a test drive of the minimalist lifestyle.

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Courtney Carver came up with “Project 333” to de-stress and simplify her lifestyle and that doesn’t sound like a bad idea to me! I started this challenge at the beginning of September with the hopes of finishing strong. Who knows, maybe I’ll end up donating my whole wardrobe to the Blackburn Center in Greensburg during our “Storm the Dorm” event in the fall!