One big event before welcoming Toshigami-sama 年神様 (the Year God that comes to every New Year’s Eve to bring fortune and good luck for the year to come) is the “Ōsōji” 大掃除, when Japanese people clean up their houses to welcome the deity.

Below I will introduce some great items that can be purchased for only 100 yen that can be used for the “big cleaning” so you can make your task easier and also not spend a lot of money.

Firstly, Daiso brings you:

Plastic Bottle Cleaning

A brush attached to the plastic bottle, will clean any corner of your house and keep your hands clean. A very innovative idea and super easy to use and keep the surface of your bathroom sparkling!

Sash Brush

We all know that sash windows can be quite hard to clean, well with this specially designated brush, you’ll save a lot of time and your windows will look cleaner than ever!

Mizu iranai kantan zōkin (waterless cleaning cloth)

As the name suggests, you don’t need water to use this item and that makes it very convenient.

Your house will be sparkling and with no trace of dust after using this product.

I especially like using it for my TV and shelves and the surface gets so clean after, so I recommend trying it!

Bread Kitchen Sponge

Japan is the perfect country to search for kawaii (adorable) goods and when it comes to cleaning, there is no exception!

This bread kitchen sponge is the most adorable sponge I ever saw.

You can find many other designs in Daiso, but for me, this is Number one when it comes to kawaiiness.

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From Seria 100 yen shop:

The must-have 4 items:

Melamine Sponge

By using the melamine sponge after being soaked in a bit of water, even the most stubborn oil stain on your stove will disappear immediately!

Polyethylene Gloves

These gloves have a multi-use purpose and besides cleaning, you can also use it for cooking or washing plates! Keeps your hands protected, so definitely a must-have item in your house.

Citric Acid Spray

For sinks and toilets, I recommend this item for removing stains or bringing back the original color of the bathrooms, washrooms, and toilets.

We all know that if you don’t clean every day and over time, the area turns yellowish and doesn’t look nice, so this spray is perfect for these kinds of situations.

Spray, leave it for a while, and then use a sponge to wipe it off, rinse with water and voila: brand new looking sinks and toilets.

Sodium sesquicarbonate spray (セスキ/Sesuki)

We all know that when cooking, sometimes oil gets on the walls, makes them greasy and dirty, but for that, we have Sesuki spray that can get off the cooking oil splatters in seconds.

Spray over the walls or greasy area, leave it for a little and then, wipe it off with a piece of cloth. It can be used not only on walls and stove but also on microwaves or any other area in the kitchen!

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Be careful before using these items and don’t forget to read the instructions before!

Now, say goodbye to dirt forever start the Ōsōji and preparation for welcoming the prosperity and good luck into your house.

By - cinnamonellie.