In Japan, clearing away dirt and clutter from the old year is an integral part of the Japanese New Year tradition.
In Japan each year is seen as separate and distinct so the ending of the old year is devoted to cleaning, decluttering and organising. The Japanese call this the Observe Oosouji (The Japanese art of cleaning).
Removing dirt from the old year creates a clean mind to welcome in the New Year and invite Prosperity into the year ahead.
The Japanese really do have the right attitude here the new year is about fresh starts and starting again. We set new years resolutions and give ourselves yearly goals but why not take this approach and go forward with no clutter getting in the way.
As the new year starts to arrive many of us will start to take down the decorations and put them away but all too often we just sling them into boxes without paying attention and don’t put away probably. Use this time to sort through the decorations and store away only what you know you are going to use next year. Charity shops and homeless shelters will always welcome old decorations.
Starting on the 1st January set yourself a declutter challenge then it won’t seem like such a daunting boring task.
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