Hey sweet friends. Happy Sunday.
I am so excited to start this series with you, as it is such a big part of my life now.
Without making this intro super long, because there really is so much that can be said, let me just hit you with some of my thoughts about minimalism.
Alright, so here’s a little background of how this all started for my family.
This past summer was a little chaotic. We moved into a tiny apartment after my husband’s job wasn’t working out. He works on commission and the money was not coming in. We had just lost our little baby Magnolia to a miscarriage and then my sweet husband lost his job. It felt like a storm that wouldn’t quit.
We were forced to move and downsize our stuff by A LOT. We were used to living in 3 bedroom larger homes and now we were in a very small apartment.
Thankfully and all praise to God, Jacob got his job back and the money was there again but we were already living in our new tiny apartment. When I say tiny, I mean it. It’s 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms but it’s little little little. Our couch didn’t even fit in the living room. We have our love seat now as our main sofa.
Even though we had money coming in, we were actually falling in love with our tiny space. I liked getting rid of stuff. I liked looking around my home and only seeing things that we needed, brought us joy, or that we really loved. It’s not cluttered. It’s not full. It’s just right.
AND We didn’t miss all the stuff. I don’t miss it at all.
We started getting more and more into the whole minimalism lifestyle and liked it the more we researched it.
I love decorating and there’s this thing I read on a blog called “COZY-MINIMALISM”. I love it and that describes our family. We like to be cozy and have things we love in our home. We’ll never be the minimalist family that only has what is completely necessary, like one chair and nothing on the walls. We like having decor and cute things. We like books. My coffee cup collection is large and still growing. Don’t even get me started on my shoes…lol. We’ve downsized on a lot and will keep doing so. The more we get rid of, the less we’ve realized we actually need.
The point really is, we’re more focused on things that matter and those things aren’t things at all. 😉
In this series, I want to share our life with you as we keep journeying through becoming more simple and minimal. Im going to take each post a week at a time and see where it goes.
FIRST OFF, I WANT TO SHARE PROJECT 333 WITH YOU.
Only 33 items of clothing to dress in for 3 months.
Those are the rules and here are my 33 items.
4 sweaters/zip ups
6 tops (including a Star Wars T and sweater bc The Last Jedi comes out this month, yay)
6 jewelry items
** Shoes are such a huge part of my brand + life that I kept them out of my 33 items. Even if I found this project works and I am then willing to downsize my wardrobe, shoes are something I will always invest in. And that’s okay. 🙂 **
So, for 3 months those items will be my wardrobe choices. I am really excited to try it and see how it works. I’ll take pics of my different outfits and post them in my IG stories. After the 3 months are over, I’ll do a post on my experience with it.
It was definitely a challenge for me to choose my items for 3 months but I did it. We’ll see how it all goes. I’d love to end this challenge seeing how having a closet FULL of clothes isn’t necessary. I can have a cute wardrobe, still be stylish, and not be buying new clothes all the time or hoarding clothes.
Especially living in a tiny home, clothes that take up lots of space (especially when they’re items that you don’t really wear but just keep around) is just a waste of space and it’s not needed.
I’ll see y’all next Sunday for a PROJECT 333 update and a new post on our minimal-ish lifestyle.