Christmas has come down at our house. Boxes have been packed, angels have been wrapped in tissue paper and everything is securely packed away until Christmas 2012. It’s so much quicker taking it all down isn’t it? It’s a little sad though,no more holiday music or twinkling lights,no presents, mistletoe or holiday movies… But now I am focused on the new year and all of the possibilities it holds.2012.Wow!
Every year about this time I do a deep cleaning throughout the house. Blinds, curtains, etc. It’s a lot like spring cleaning. I get rid of any clutter, fill up boxes to donate and welcome the new year with a feeling of fresh clean organization.
I have done the end of year clean up for many, many, years. But it wasn’t until I met my sister (read about her here) that I learned what I was doing is called Oosouji. In Japan when a new year begins it is important to begin with a clean well organized home and office too. I love this idea of a fresh new beginning.
Do you *Oosouji?
It’s going to be a great year for all of us. Happy New Year everyone!!!!!Happy New Year wishes to you all!
Watch for the January Giveaway announcement next week!
*In Japan “shogatsu (New Year’s holiday)” is a time when everybody takes a few days off to celebrate the arrival of the new year. It is often called “oshogatsu” .