17 Responses to “A Clutter-free Closet for a Clutter-free Life”


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  1. Thank you for your website. I have been reading it for a while and I have started to implement some things into my daily life. While I am not doing project 333 per se, I have limited my wardrobe down significantly and it has done wonders. Slowly I am getting through the rest of my house!

  2. Paige

    I like seeing the list broken down into categories. Has the fall list evolved since the first season? Did you find you needed fewer of a category (ie accessories) & more of another category (ie pants)?

    • Courtney Carver

      Paige, It really changes each season. More outerwear in Winter, and less of everything in summer. My core fall wardrobe has stayed very similar to the original breakdown though.

  3. Shelley

    Project 333 and Be More with Less has inspired me to do something that I’ve been wanting to do for a long time ~ live with less. I’d been searching for guidance and you have provided that. Thank you. I am beginning my quest on Oct. 1 and have bene whittling my clothes, etc., for days. I was so excited about the project that I couldn’t even sleep the other night!!!

  4. This is so relatable for me. I did a huge closet clean out this last year (after three years of being either pregnant/post pregnant/breastfeeding) and it is exactly what has inspired simplicity in every other area of my life. It’s been so freeing. My closet is probably 1/3 of what it used to be. I’m always up for a challenge though so I may take you up on this one. It sounds like you still use the 333Project guidelines for yourself or have you become more lenient over the years?

  5. Renee

    Hey Courtney, in honor of your 3rd anniversary, I am curious whether you have any items that have stayed, year round, in your wardrobe for the whole three years? (And if so, what are they?)

  6. I’ve been intrigued with Project 333 for about a months now and yesterday I took a modified leap. I spent quite a bit of time attempting to reduce my wardrobe to the prescribed 33 pieces and settled with 40. I keep telling my self if I was on a European vacation this would seem completely normal. I am mostly interested in defining my style, more energy for important things like relationships…duh and not being so greedy. As I pulled all of my clothes out, I felt like I was in a freakin department store. I look at my now tiny little row of clothes and feel a little… well, “nobel”.

  7. My goal is to clean out my closet this slight rainy Saturday and I’ll follow all your lovely suggestions. Not sure, I’m at 33 still so it’s a good time to check.

  8. Hi Courtney, I read about project 333 a while back and thought I’ll survive ok with an edited wardrobe. Who was I kidding? I really missed the no-decision-process with maternity wear back in the day when all I had to decide was between the maternity jeans or the maternity leggings. How easy and free-ing was that! I want to have that freedom again (without having to be pregnant again of course!). I’m going to jump in your project 333 pool! Wish me luck! Thanks-

  9. Nice post! I started simplifying and minimalizing about a year ago and it started in my closet too. I’ve been blogging about the journey (in German) for just a few weeks and enjoy reading other people’s story who lead a similar life.

  10. Happy blog anniversary! Your blog has really shaped the way I view my wardrobe. For me, it’s ongoing adventure. Weekly things shift and change, maintaining 33 in general. Thank you for all the inspiration!

  11. Amy

    I love that you are encouraging people to do this. When I moved to my current city for graduate school a little over 8 years ago I had enough clothes to wear a different outfit daily for 9 months. My first semester I got rid of a ton of clothes and books. Now my wardrobe consists only of things I love and wear. This post got me wondering so I counted It’s 33 items total for all seasons including socks, undergarments, workout clothes and shoes. I love that I can grab any top and any bottom and they match.

  12. I’m a fellow “aspiring minimalist” Your site is one of best sites! It’s not cluttered with adds and it’s clearly your passion.
    Looking forward to more inspiring posts on the benefits of having less and living more.

  13. Shawna Johnson

    I’ve been doing this for years! In fact, fashion editors and clothing aficionados swear by this method. Rather than purchasing lots of mediocre clothes that may only get worn once (or not at all!), invest in quality key pieces in classic designs that will go the extra mile. A few pairs of tailored trousers in black, navy, and beige that fit to perfection, although a bit pricey, will certainly be a far better investment than 10 pair of pants that leave you wondering what to wear! I love this page and all the great ideas it offers!

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