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It is important for us to understand the basic concepts of housekeeping. The Japanese developed this good practice of housekeeping for which they call it 5S. An emphasis should be given to the word GOOD. There are many ways of doing housekeeping but we have to ask ourselves how fast, efficient and effective it is.

We may have been practicing housekeeping but we are not conscious of the way we do it or the tools we are using. We are not even aware whether it is part of our system or daily routine or not. Most of the time we do not see its tremendous effect in our work.

The 5S's are simply derived from the five Japanese words Sieri, Seiton, Seiso, Seiketsu & Shitsuke. The understanding of these terms vary among different companies and offices.

The translation to English or Pilipino is not at all accurate or exactly the same as it is in Japanese in the same way as some Spanish or Latin words are expressed or translated differently in English. The English equivalent of these words may or may not be translated literally. The translation would also differ if we consider the various types of work.