Guide for Successful Closets Cleaners
Since the tidying guru's Netflex series, Tidying Up With Marie Kondo, debuted on Jan. 1, we’ve been brushing off our own closet cleaning and organizing skills.
Marie’s method involves picking up each of your possessions and asking yourself whether it sparks joy. If not, thank it for its service and send it on its way. You gotta love the simplicity of the process.
Understanding Marie’s impact is not hard. It is January and spring cleaning is almost here, we all know what that means. Before her show’s debut on Netflix, Kondo's Instagram account had 710,000 followers. Last Sunday it had crested over 1.3 million.
Oosouji in Japan means clearing dirt, clutter and the disorganization from the old year
“Netflex series, Tidying Up With Marie Kondo, debuted on Jan. 1”
Oosouji in Japan means clearing dirt, clutter and the disorganization from the old year is an integral part of Japanese New Year tradition. Because each year is seen as separate and distinct, the final week of the old year is devoted to cleaning, decluttering and organizing.
To observe oosouji, Japanese homes receive a top-to-bottom cleaning. Business offices are sorted and organized, and children clean out school desks. "Removing the dirt from the old year" creates a clean state of mind to welcome the New Year and invite prosperity in the year to come.
Following Diva Oosouji rules are pretty simple. Have you worn the item within the past 6 months, does it still fit, will you wear it again…then you probably have a keeper. Otherwise, you should consider bringing it in for donation or consignment in Houston’s Best Choice Resale Store!