Feng Shui Tips for Decluttering

What is Feng Shui?
It is an ancient Chinese art that goes back thousands of years.
The principal idea is to bring balance and harmony into our lives.
Practicing Feng Shui can improve all aspects of our lives including family, health, wealth, career, spirituality and our most intimate relationships.

There are many ways to practice this very fascinating principle in our homes such as:
De-cluttering, rearranging furniture, the use of colors in fabrics or wall painting and the use of alternate materials in furniture. Energizing the home with the use of candles, mirrors, wood chimes, crystals, water features, flowers and plants also contribute to the effect of Feng Shui.

DE-CLUTTERING
The first and most important step in the practice of Feng Shui is de-cluttering. This will get rid of old energy and bring renewed energy also called chi into our home. When chi can flow freely throughout our home, the effect is exhilarating, uplifting and will enhance us mentally, spiritually and emotionally. It will bring good health, joy and happiness into our lives. So what are we waiting for?

WHERE TO START?
Let’s de-clutter! Starting from the front entrance and all throughout the house.
The three most important areas in our homes to start de-cluttering are:

The front entrance – this is where chi enters our homes.

The bedrooms – the sanctuary where we seek sleep and replenishment for our spirit, soul and body.

The kitchen – The center of our health and nutritional needs.

THE FRONT ENTRANCE
The front entrance is the mouth of the home, this is where chi enters. This is where we welcome our guests and this is where our guests get an immediate effect of us and the essence of our home. Make it clean, pleasing with a warm and welcoming feel. Pink flowers, hanging ferns and plants in very nice pots can give a spa like effect to our entrance. The chi will be uplifting as it enters and flows throughout the home.

THE BEDROOM
The bedroom is our sanctuary our haven, a place to relax, meditate, feel comforted and to be shared with your loved one. Make it clean, clear of clutter and calming. Clear closets of extra clothing, remove extra books, any items stored under the bed, de-clutter dressers and drawers. Do not hang clothing, towels or other items on the back of doors, this makes the doors heavy and bring more struggle into our lives.
Bring flowers and candle light into the bedroom, enjoy soft light and sweet music. Open the windows when possible and let in the breeze and the sunshine. Let the chi flow throughout.

THE KITCHEN
The kitchen should be clean, warm and welcoming. The kitchen is the heart of the home. It is the place where we maintain our families health and nutrition. A de-cluttered kitchen has clean organized cupboards, drawers, counter tops and a clean well stocked refrigerator. All this makes for an outstanding difference in the energy level, comfort level and the enjoyment of our meals with family and friends.

De-cluttering is a major accomplishment. We must plan, prepare and set goals, step by step as to how we will proceed room by room, closet by closet, drawer by drawer to accomplish the tasks. We could have garage sales, donate items to Goodwill or other such charities.

There are many books on the subject in the libraries and lots of information on the Internet. There are companies that will work with us to achieve our goals. Whatever means we use to de-clutter will be worth the time effort and/or price in gold. Start on the three most important areas and continue throughout our homes, our cars, pocket books, our offices, our garages and the outdoors. As we start, we will surely begin to enjoy the benefits of this ancient Chinese practice as it brings harmony and balance to all aspects of our lives.

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