Japan Association for Tidying and Organizing Family Homes

一般社団法人 実家片づけ整理協会

Philosophy

Changing the relationship between things, time, and people through tidying.

We aim to increase people’s satisfaction with life through tidying up their family homes.
We provide easy and safe tidying methods that respond to the changes of the 100-year life cycle.

Outline of the Association

Association for Tidying and Organizing Family Homes Established in February 2016

Address

Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0061, Japan

Representative Director Aya Watanabe

Business activities

Organizing specialized courses related to tidying up family homes and certification courses for Family Home Tidying Advisors®.
Sales, writing, and editing of books, textbooks, and other materials
Proposal of tidying services, etc.
Offering various types of related educational courses and on-site courses
Human resource development for instructors, etc.

We provide storage services that are easy for people who are not good at tidying up and for the elderly, as well as pre-life-planning, end-of-life planning, and estate planning.
We provide tidying services, seminars, and certification courses for the aging society with low birthrate in the age of 100 years of life, as well as for inheritance and vacant house issues.
We offer on-site lectures mainly related to welfare and local government within your budget as much as possible. Please consult with us.

The certification as an advisor for tidying up a family home is registered as a trademark by law.

Main Publications

The Basics of Tidying Up”, Discover Twenty-One, 2019 (Korean version to be published in May 2021)
Appeared as an advisor for tidying up the family home in “Manga: 15 Stories of Family Money You Want to Read Before Your Parents Grow Old,” Diamond Inc. in May 2021.
The day that skipjack tidies up the Isono family: An introduction to tidying up your parents’ house without regrets, SB Creative, 2016.
In “Cleaning up your parents’ house: What to do while your parents are still alive and well,” edited by Aya Watanabe, published by Magazine House Mook, July 30, 2018.
Pro Ga Manabu Jitsuke no Katazuke (Cleaning Up Your Parents’ Home: What to Do While Your Parents Are Alive),” Diamond Inc.
Aya Watanabe, editor and editor-in-chief of “The Five Iron Rules for Tidying Up Your Parents’ House,” published by Diamond Inc. Perfect Book for Tidying Up Your Parents’ House,” Kobunsha, 2015.
My Mother’s House is a Trash House: The Problem of Self-Neglect by the Elderly, by Tetsu Kudo, Mainichi Shimbun Publishing, 2018.
Yosen-sha Mook, “How to Clean Up Your Parents’ House in One Lesson! How to Clean Up Your Parent’s House,” editorial cooperation, 2016.
Discard Technology” (co-authored by PHP Institute), 2017, etc.

Aya Watanabe’s book “The Basics of Tidying Up” was published in Korean.
The Korean version was published. (May, 2021)

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Logo Design

The logo of the Association for Tidying and Organizing Family Homes was designed with the hope that the heart (feeling, mind) in the home will connect with the surroundings.

We will provide tidying skills based on the mission of “changing the relationship between things, time, and people through tidying.

The logo of the Japan Association for Tidying Up Family Homes and the qualification of Tidying Up Family Homes Advisor are registered as trademarks by law.

Greetings

Have you ever returned home after a long absence to find your home a messy mess in a place where you thought you would feel at ease? Have you ever had such an experience?

There’s something cluttered and uncomfortable about ・・・・.
You’ve been putting it off, thinking, “I’ll get to it.
It’s a good thing I’m not the only one.
However, as a result of procrastination, one day a huge amount of packing will fall on the middle-aged child. ……

This is an example of a common consultation about tidying up the family home.

As a “family home tidying advisor,” I provide consultation to children whose parents are old and worried about tidying up their parents’ home, as well as to their parents themselves for their own living arrangement.
In an aging society with a declining birthrate, it is becoming commonplace for each person to clean up two or three houses, including grandparents’ and uncles’ houses as well as parents’ and in-laws’ houses.

In my courses, children in their seventies sometimes come to learn “elderly tidying” for their parents in their nineties.
It’s no laughing matter.

Every parent-child relationship is different.
Some people become estranged due to circumstances, and after their parents pass away, they decide to renounce their inheritance.

Of course, you can renounce your rights, but the process is time-consuming and you are still responsible for managing the property until it is resolved. In addition, it is a high risk to leave the entire family home unattended.

Also, even though you are estranged from your parents, your relationship with them is different from that of a friend who you don’t have to see if you have a quarrel. Many people weep with regret when they see the large amount of belongings left behind in the empty house after their parents have gone.

What is the need to clean up the family home?
It is to create a system where parents can stay healthy, safe and secure.
The purpose is not to store the house neatly or to make it look like a model room.

Tidying up your parents’ house is not the same as tidying up your own house at your own will.

Psychologically, it can be said to be the most difficult of all tidying up in the sense that you have to proceed with tidying up in a relationship that is not a stranger.
However, the structure of today’s society places a heavy burden on the family.

In a world overflowing with things, the responsibility of owning things also comes into play.
From now on, it will become a new manner of living, like the SDGs, to pass on to the next generation.

We need to aim at tidying up not only for ourselves or for our things, but also for the happiness of ourselves and others.

Just because we are parents and children does not mean that we have to force ourselves to get along.

Tidying up cannot be solved if it is viewed as an extension of household chores, to be done only by family members.
In addition, in the case of “tidying up for the elderly,” it is necessary to have the skills to clean up with the help of others.

In such a situation, our association hopes to help those who are struggling with tidying up, and we offer a special course on “tidying up the family home. Our tidying service aims to be a reliable service that can be used by such families.
Tidying up your parents’ home is a way to look back on your upbringing and history, and to take stock of your life and belongings.

We provide the most common way to clean up your parents’ house while keeping an appropriate distance from them and valuing both your life and theirs.

The program aims to be a gentle know-how for those who are not good at tidying up, so that they can tidy up not only their parents’ house but also their own home.

Why don’t you start with what you can do, together with your friends?
We support you who want to tidy up.

Representative Director Aya Watanabe

 

Representative Director Profile
Aya Watanabe 

Japan Association for Tidying and Organizing Family Homes
Representative Director, Family Home Tidying Advisor
Born in 1965 in Kanagawa Prefecture. Lives in Tokyo. After working as a housing lender at a city bank and as an editor at a publishing company, she opened a course for people who are not good at tidying up, and became the president of the Association for Tidying Up Family Homes in 2016.

In 2016, she became the president of the Association for Tidying and Organizing Family Homes. She has been offering courses such as “Family Home Tidying Advisor®” specialized for the aging society with a declining birthrate, “Document Arrangement Advisor” certification course to protect your life, tidying and organizing techniques for the era of “100 years of life,” tidying techniques to prevent vacant houses, prenatal organizing for parents and children, courses for people who are not good at tidying, end-of-life workshops, organizing belongings, organizing things and money, online courses, and on-site tidying services.
In 2019, she will open “Online Salon for Home and Family”. She has a Master’s degree in Counseling from the Graduate School of Comprehensive Human Sciences, University of Tsukuba. Her research theme is “Parent-child relationships through tidying up the family home. Has given numerous lectures and appeared in the media.

She has lived in Kanagawa, Kanazawa, Nagoya, and Hiroshima due to her parents’ job transfers.
She is a registered real estate agent, a dementia supporter, and a librarian.

 

Appeared as an advisor for tidying up her parents’ house in “Manga: 15 Stories of Family Money You Want to Read Before Your Parents Grow Old,” published by Diamond Inc. in May 2021.

She was featured as an advisor for tidying up her parents’ house in a book titled “Collection of unwanted articles, liquidation of belongings, and flea market application” published by Croissant in May 2021.
An examination of the troubles lurking behind tidying up.

Serialized in 13 major regional newspapers throughout Japan (10 articles in total) (2021) “Tidying up the family home”.
Shinano Mainichi Shimbun, Shizuoka Shimbun, Kyoto Shimbun, Gifu Shimbun, Kushiro Shimbun, Kochi Shimbun, Yamagata Shimbun, Sanyo Shimbun, Shikoku Shimbun, Tokachi Mainichi Shimbun, Nishinippon Shimbun, Yaeyama Shimbun, Mutsu Shimpo, etc.

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(日本語訳)

一般社団法人 実家片づけ整理協会

理念

片づけで、モノ・時間・人との関係を変える

実家の片づけを通して人々の人生への満足感を高めることをめざします。
人生100年時代の変化に対応した楽で安心な片づけをお伝えします。

協会概要

実家片づけ整理協会

設立 2016年2月

住所
〒104-0061 東京都中央区銀座

代表理事 渡部亜矢

事業内容
実家片づけに関連する専門講座や実家片づけアドバイザー®認定講座等の開催
本・テキスト等物品の販売・執筆・編集協力
片づけサービスのご提案等
各種関連啓発講座・出張講座の開講
講師の人材育成 ほか

片づけが苦手な人や高齢者が楽な収納、生前整理、終活、遺品整理をお届けいたします。
人生100年時代の少子高齢化社会に対応した片づけサービス、セミナー、認定資格講座は、相続、空き家問題に対応します。
福祉関係・自治体関連中心に出張講座は、できるだけご予算内で承ります。ご相談ください。

お問合せください。

実家片づけアドバイザーの資格は,法律で商標登録されています。

渡部亜矢著 「片づけの基本」
韓国語版が出版されました。(2021年5月)

ロゴデザイン

(一社)実家片づけ整理協会のロゴは、家のなかのハート(気持ち、心)が周りとつながるようにという思いを込めたデザインです。

片づけで、「モノ・時間・人との関係を変える」というmissionのもと、片づけスキルを提供してまいります。

ごあいさつ
久しぶりに帰省すると、安らげるはずの場所が散らかり放題の家に―。そんな経験はありませんか?

何となくごちゃごちゃしていて居心地が良くない・・・・。
「そのうちに」と後回しになっている。
「うちは大丈夫」と目をそらしてしまう。
しかし、先延ばしにした結果、ある日膨大な量の荷物の整理が中年の子どもに降りかかる……。

よくある実家の片づけ相談例です。

私は「実家片づけアドバイザー」として、親が高齢で実家の片付けが心配な子世代や、親自身の生前整理の相談に乗っています。
少子高齢化社会では、実家や義理の実家の他に祖父母や伯父の家など、一人2、3軒片付けるのが当たり前になりつつあります。

私の講座には、90代の親のために70代の子が「老老片づけ」を習いに来ることも。
笑い話ではありません。

親子関係は人それぞれです。
事情があって疎遠になり、親が亡くなってから相続放棄しようと考える人もいます。

もちろん権利放棄はできますが、手続きには手間もかかり、解決するまで管理責任は残ります。それに実家を丸ごと放置しておくのはハイリスクです。

また、疎遠になったとはいえ、親との関係はけんかしたら会わなくていい友人とは違います。親がいなくなった空き家に残された大量の遺品を前に、後悔のあまり涙する人も多くいるのです。

実家を片づける必要性とは何でしょうか。
それは親が健康で安心、安全に過ごせる仕組みをつくるためです。
きれいに収納するためでも、モデルルームのような部屋にする目的でもありません。

実家の片づけは、自分の家だけを自分の意思で片づける、一般的な整理収納術とは違うのです。

他人でない関係の中で片づけを進めるという意味で、心理的にも、片づけの中で一番難しいといってもいいでしょう。
しかし、今の社会の仕組みは、家族に負担の大きい構造となっています。

物があふれた世の中で、物を持つ責任も出てきます。
これからは次世代につなげていくための、SDGs的な、新しいマナーとなっていくことでしょう。

自分のためだけ、または、物のためではなく、自分も周りも幸せになる片づけをしていくことを目指していく必要があります。

親子だからという理由で、無理に仲良くしなければいけないというものでもありません。

片づけは家族だけでする、家事の延長として捉えていては、解決できません。
ましてや、「老老片づけ」では、上手に他人の力を借りて片づけるスキルも必要もあるでしょう。

そんななか、片づけに悩んでいる人の助けになることを、当協会は望み、「実家の片づけ」専門講座を開講しています。私たちの片づけサービスは、そういう家庭でも使える安心したサービスをめざしています。
実家の片づけは、自分の成育史を振り返る、「人生とモノの棚卸し」です。

親と適切な距離を取りつつ、自分も親の人生も大切にしながら実家を片づける最大公約数的な方法をお伝えしています。

片づけが苦手な人にも優しいノウハウをめざし、実家だけでなく、自宅も片づけていけるようにプログラムとなっています。

できることから、仲間といっしょに、始めませんか。
片づけたいあなたを応援します。

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