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Osoji: the Japanese deep cleaning ritual to receive a new year.

Osoji is a Japanese tradition of thorough cleaning and decluttering, typically done at the end of the year to welcome the new one with a fresh and clean start. Here are some steps you can follow to start the new year with Osoji:

Plan and Schedule:

  • Make a list of areas you want to clean and declutter.

  • Set aside specific time blocks for each task.

  • Gather necessary All Natural cleaning products.


  • Go through your belongings and declutter. Donate or discard items you no longer need or use.

  • Focus on one area at a time, such as closets, drawers, and shelves.

Deep Cleaning:

  • Clean surfaces thoroughly, including countertops, tables, and appliances.

  • Dust and wipe down furniture, shelves, and decorations.

  • Vacuum and mop floors.

  • Clean windows and mirrors.

Kitchen Cleanup:

  • Clean out the refrigerator and discard expired items.

  • Wipe down kitchen surfaces, including countertops and appliances.

  • Clean the oven, microwave, and any other kitchen appliances.

Bathroom Cleaning:

  • Scrub the bathroom thoroughly, including the toilet, sink, and shower/bathtub.

  • Replace old or worn-out shower curtains and bath mats.

Bedroom Refresh:

  • Change bed linens and pillowcases.

  • Vacuum and flip or rotate the mattress.

  • Declutter and organize bedside tables.

Home Office Cleanup:

  • Organize paperwork and files.

  • Wipe down electronics, such as computers and keyboards.

  • Declutter and organize your workspace.

Outdoor Cleanup:

  • If applicable, tidy up outdoor spaces like balconies or patios.

  • Sweep and clean the entryway.

Digital Declutter:

  • Organize and delete unnecessary files on your computer.

  • Sort through emails and unsubscribe from unwanted subscriptions.

Reflect and Set Intentions:

  • Take some time to reflect on the past year and set intentions for the coming year.

  • Consider what habits or changes you want to implement in the new year.


  • Once you've completed your Osoji, take a moment to appreciate your efforts.

  • Consider a small celebration or a relaxing activity to welcome the new year.

Remember, Osoji is not just about cleaning physically but also symbolizes getting rid of the old and making space for the new. It's a holistic approach to starting the new year with a sense of freshness and positivity.

Happy New year!

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