Radically clearing out in Japanese

Radically clearing out in Japanese

Asians create space for really important things with loving clarity and consistency. Result: Only what makes you happy remains.

Instead of always achieving the same short-lived result with regular hau-jerk-mucking, regulatory experts from the land of cherry blossoms advise you to lend a hand only once.

Step one: Throwing away

It's about saying goodbye to everything that's not needed. Many cleanup services recommend this route - but the secret of lasting success, according to Japanese insight, is to do everything in one fell swoop. Who: "First this room, then the next" mumbles or tries to motivate yourself with "Every day a little", has to rethink. Today, there is a clean-up party, after which the motto is only: put back what is not used.

The heap principle

Should it first go to the garment collections in corners? Then please put all the pieces in one place. All, without exception, emphasize the strict Japanese. The little black is just as much on the pile as the cozy, slightly worn well-being pullover or the work dungarees from the cellar. Fewer than expected, meter-high mountains form.

Some people wonder why everything is torn from the shelves? To sort it back afterwards? The Asian answer to that is yes, because that is the only way to get an overview. If all the things in a group are really in front of you, you'll notice what amounts of it exist.

Conscious Goodbye

"That's still good, I'll certainly be able to use it later," is a common explanation for the amazing clustering. Japanese knowledge, however, occurs the embarrassed breathed "sometime" as good as ever. If something has not been used until now, it stays that way. Unmoved, like kamikaze pilots, the Asians fill garbage bags with garbage bags.

What makes you happy remains

Next, pick up any item from the mountain. So that an emotional relationship can develop. The sweater was a gift from well-meaning aunt? If he belongs to the group "I really do not like it", he is allowed to leave. His purpose of demonstrating affection he has fulfilled. Now, after a brief, grateful pause, he wanders into the garbage bag.

The same is the case with Blaumann, who was the only time he rubbed his hands under his arms. Do not fit things, they are broken, incomplete or unnecessary, they consume space and energy that is missing elsewhere. The only exception to the I do not need- disposable rule: things of ideal value, such as special childhood memories. They are allowed to stay as long as their sight makes them happy.

Everybody's place

If there are only needed or beloved objects in front of you, the next step is to bring them in. For this it first needs the decision, under which address the thing should be found in the future. If this space is determined, the resulting order can easily be maintained.

Do not stack boxes

The usual lockable storage boxes are usually frowned upon in Asia. Because of their lid threatens the danger that land on the box more. And only room height sets a wild limit to staggering stacking. The content of the lowest, hard-to-reach box is mentally replaced and later forgotten. Closed cupboards, transparent containers open at the top, are the only real solution for storage, the Japanese say.

Keeping Respectfully

Another secret of the expert in order is to juxtapose things of one kind. So that when looking at each part can be seen. It receives in this way the due appreciation. Pants therefore belong side by side in the same way. Socks rest smoothly and once folded, in no case to inconspicuous, undignified balls geknäult, in a small box.

If sensitive fabrics such as shirts are next to each other, instead of stacked on top of each other, annoying press creases are eliminated. The ironing energy saved can be converted into personal or professional development and use the free time for a break.

Hangers are space guzzlers

According to the clean-up experts, hanging shirts or jackets is the worst thing that can happen to them. Firstly, there is no appreciation for a blouse, it is simply slipped over a hanger, instead of carefully putting it together. Added to this is the avoidable consumption of space: Hanging clothes occupy significantly more space than juxtaposed.

Exposed and granted, the apartment shines in new splendor. In order to keep it that way, there is only one thing left to do: to consistently cover everything that is not used at the moment.

More than an emergency nail, the neighbor

Should the unlikely event occur, the one never used and therefore consistently disposed of juicer but suddenly needed, there is finally reason to visit friendly people. The camp determines in their basement a device that could be dusted slowly and brought to life. They are happy to chat again. And radiate when the juicer comes back squeaking clean and as a thank you a bottle of fresh juice at the door.

Video: history of japan|



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