If you are anxiously trying to decide, what to toss and what to keep as you pare down your wardrobe and declutter your closet, it always helps to think about who may need those items more than you.
The opportunity to give provides incredible motivation to let go.
Last year, as a community, we donated more than 1000 items of clothing in 3 days. This year, I want to up the ante.
Challenge: Donate 2500 items from closets around the world by February 2nd.
To track our items, I’ll be tallying your counts you post as comments on this post and on the Project 333 Facebook Post about the 2014 Challenge. Please only post in one place so my brain doesn’t explode. Just leave a simple comment like, “I donated 25 items from Boston, MA” or “25”
For an extra something special, if we make or exceed our 2500 items, I’ll make a special thank you video and share it here next week.
If you are concerned about who and where to donate your items, do a little research and find out where your clothes are really going. I choose a local homeless shelter especially for items that keep people warm.
Be thoughtful, but don’t let the “where” slow you down. Once you begin to feel lighter with your stuff by giving it away, you can feel lighter in your heart and contribute in even better ways to the people and places that need it most.
And for more motivation …
I’ll be hosting a free webinar to talk about Project 333, answer your questions and to share stories about dressing with less. You can register right here.
And if you want to really be motivated to simplify …
Read my new book, Mini-missions for Simplicity and take on a few of the 36 challenges to improve clutter, health, productivity and happiness. Experiment with change and discover what you really want from your life. Chances are what you want isn’t at the mall.