How To Implement 5S At Home

If you are eager to follow an organized and minimalist lifestyle, practising 5S at home is a good way to start. The 5S system originated in Japan 1980’s and was meant for the manufacturing sector to ensure sustainability. The 5S culture later influenced home organization and at present, it is followed by many different institutions including schools and business places. Here are the guidelines you should commit to when implementing 5S at home. Sort Out

The first ‘S’ stands for sorting out. In this step, you have to eliminate all unnecessary items and keep only what you need around your house. Sorting out also requires you to clean and avoid spending too much on cleaning supplies and organizing items. Excess things which you no longer use can be sold or given to charity and reusable items can be sent for recycling to ensure sustainability.

Set in Order

The second step advises you to focus on methods of storage and rules to keep things in place. For instance if you have many tools lying around the house, you can gather them in one box and store them in such a way that you will not have to spend much time looking for what you need. You can use kids labels to categorize and easily identifiable when you go back small items like nails and screws.


Shining requires you to clean every nook and cranny in your house. It advocates the involvement of all the family members at a particular time of the day to perform a cleaning routine that may include sweeping, dusting, and washing.


This step refers to maintaining standards around the house so that everyone knows where to find what they need and keep them at place after use. You can be innovative and use creative ways to upkeep organization in the house. For instance, you can make use of sew on labels  with names of family members on them to separate towels.


The last step requires you to be responsible for setting an example to maintain cleanliness and neatness around the house. This way you can influence others to follow your footsteps. It also directs you to sustain the practice of being organized and commit to it every day. You can review the steps you have taken to live and orderly life and introduce new methods for clothing labels and make changes along the way. By adopting the 5S method in your home, you can improve hygiene, live in a decluttered environment and feel more relaxed. You will also be spending less, saving more and contributing to the sustainable living and development.

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Writen by Phoebe Humphries