★Cleaning meets your true self.  

Dear Readers,

How many dusty corners will you find after reading this???


I clean and wipe up tiles of my entrance every Saturday but my friend noticed and told me, "Between the tiles, it looks very difficult to clean." Moreover, he sent me a YouTube link about how to clean grout lines by using a cleaning machine.

Then I went to a shop where there were house cleaning tools and detergents. I found the machine but I tried to clean up tiles by hand first.

I found another link about how to clean tiles so I referred to it but created my own way of cleaning and cleaned them.

Finally, I did it and was gobsmacked. They are shining as good as new. When I compared before with after, the brightness of the room looked different. While cleaning, I felt that I have a potential I haven't met yet.

By the way, I watched the movie "Demolition." The main character, a successful investment banker, struggles after losing his wife in a tragic car crash but he doesn't feel sad.

Then he starts to rebuild, beginning with the demolition of the life he once knew in order to find his true self.

The key dialogue in this movie is "If you wanna fix something, you have to take everything apart, and figures out what's important; what'll make you stronger. Repairing the human heart is like repairing an automobile. Just examine everything. Then you can put it all back together."

Then he takes everything apart, and figures out how to repair his heart. As he examined everything, he could find his emotion.

So I think when we clean up our room, it is important to see things from various points of view. Once cleaning here, we find another dirty place. Then you should clean there! And I find a metaphor. Wow, it's like soul-searching.

If we imagine there is no border between myself and my home then there is no border between the clutter in my home and the clutter of my mind, and so cleaning my house is also cleaning my mind. Cleaning meets my true self.

Anyway, before cleaning, you should declutter your home.


Have a great week☆彡

Thanks for reading!

Hitomi Horiguchi


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