Sunday, August 24, 2014
I have been reading quite a bit lately online and in the news about people trying to live minimally, downsizing substantially, and/or simplify their lives in terms of material possessions. Living the bulk of our time on a small sailboat, I can completely understand. Tom and I are currently in the process of tweaking our wardrobes a bit after completing our first year of living aboard. We are getting rid of items that don't work and replacing those with more lightweight, efficient, easy clothing. Fellow blogger and liveaboard sailing sister Jaye wrote about a new challenge she recently took up along these lines. Jaye was challenged to get by with just 33 piece of clothing in a 3 month time frame. Now you fellow sailing sisters out there living aboard might think this sounds easy, but is it really? Please check out Jaye's posting about this on her blog Life Afloat to see how she fared and then check out Project 333. Could you do it? Could you live with just 33 pieces of clothing? Guys could you do it? It's not as easy as it sounds. I created a quick list of the clothing items I have aboard and sadly I am over the 33 but this now gives me something to strive for in terms of keeping it "simple."