“the 5S System, based on five Japanese words”

(Source:  Lolly Daskal, Inc.)

  • Seiri – “Sort.” Go through your space and eliminate anything you don’t need– clutter, paperwork, emails, books, processes–anything that’s unnecessary and that keeps you from your work.
  • Seiton – “Set in Order.” Once you have only items that you need and use, put them in an order that makes them accessible and easy to find.
  • Seiso – “Systematic Cleaning.” Keep your space clean and free of clutter to make it easier and more peaceful for you to work there.
  • Seiketsu – “Standardized Cleanup.” Do a daily clean up so you can always find what you need.
  • Shitsuke – “Sustain.” This can be the hardest part–keep everything up until it has become absolute habit for you.

Reads & References


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.