Me: how many handbags do I pack for a summer in Franklinton Center at Bricks, NC?
Me: Do tote sized count as handbags? I mean…I’m just saying!
George: have you tried living minimally? With only 21 items.
Me (thinking in my head): I AM living minimally. Half my clothes are in CT.
I think I have been challenged by George Oliver. He suggested something about writing a theological reflection on my experience…
Now here are my questions:
1. Do accessories count in that number?
2. Do suits count as 1 item?
3. Should I take up the challenge?
What follows below are additions that have been made with input from friends and colleagues. I will be using my age as of two weeks from today as my “right” number of items!
Pairing Down to 38 Articles of Clothing for the Summer*
38 Total Items
*Items such as Undergarments, Accessories, and Exercise Clothes will not count towards the total count. Those items will be counted as:
-3 Bags: 1 black backpack, 1 black handbag, 1 brown cross-body bag
-5 Shoes: 1 brown peep-toe wedge, 1 brown wedge, 1 black heels, 1 Sneaker/Sandal, 1 black boots
-Accessories: 3 Necklaces, 5 earrings, 2 rings, bangle bracelets
-Undergarments: Miscellaneous (including 2 sets of pjs)
-Exercise Clothes: 1 Sneakers, 2 Pants
Color Palate: Redish-Orange, Black & White