Feng Shui Cleaning and Organization Tips
Eastern philosophical systems enjoy an increasing popularity in Western societies as of late. Some are doing Yin yoga, others frequent Ashtanga classes. I, however, am firmly convinced your journey towards a healthier, meaningful lifestyle should start at home, which is why I would like to say a few words on how following the principles of Feng Shui can improve your quality of life and bring some much needed order in your home.
In most general terms, Feng Shui is a Chinese philosophical system teaching us how to harmonise the energy of all that surrounds us. By opting for certain spacial arrangements, we enhance the flow of energy, called chi, and thus, improve our overall well-being.
Clean All Clutter
Many of us think they can’t handle the stress they are exposed to on a daily basis, but more often than not their lives are not stressful at all, they are simply cluttered. Clutter disturbs the normal flow of chi in our living environment, which often leaves us with an impression we’re under emotional and mental strain.
I suggest you get rid of all useless items around your home, starting with the hallway. This is the first place you see when you get back from work. A disorderly hallway may have a negative impact on your energy and mood the very moment you step into your home. Get rid of everything that doesn’t belong in your hallway, keep this space clean and tidy.
It would be best to give your home a thorough clean several times a year, which will render maintenance a lot easier afterwards. Whatever you decide on, please don’t leave your clothes scattered all over your bedroom floor. Do your dishes immediately after use. Imagine what impact walking into a kitchen, filled with greasy pans will have on your mood early in the morning. Also, dispose of everything that brings back painful memories or evokes unpleasant associations.
Air Your Home
It would be a good idea to allow some fresh air into your home and do it on a regular basis, that is every day. This advice is to be followed even in winter when its cold outside. This will allow the stale air and musty odours to escape, and will significantly improve the way you feel about yourself and the world.
Eliminate All Distractions from Your Bedroom
The bedroom is supposed to be a place of rest, first and foremost. That is why it is advisable to remove your TV set and place it in your living room, where it should have been in the first place. Having a TV set in your bedroom will not only keep you up till late at night, watching silly reality shows, but will distort the flow of energy in the room.
Another good advice provided by Call Deep Cleaners on bedroom organization is to opt for calming, pastel colours and avoid darker hues at all costs as the latter are said to carry “depressive energy”, which might affect you on a subconscious level.
Throw Away All Fake Flowers
Many people decide in favour of artificial flowers as these require no watering and zero care whatsoever. Unfortunately, according to Feng Shui this is far from a good idea. These carry “dead energy” and one doesn’t have to be a genius to deduce what impact this will have on their well-being.
We suggest you throw these away and substitute them with a vase of living flowers. It would be even better if you opt in for potted plants, as all flowers that have already been cut from their stems practically are no longer “living”. This way, your home will smell lovely throughout the day, without you having to resort to toxic, store-bought air fresheners.
Most of all, keep your home in a sparkling clean condition at all times, even if you have to go the extra mile every once in a while. You will definitely reap the benefits as living in a well-organized, clean home translates in happiness, prosperity and health.